Leadership For A New Era Intro Webinar

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Leadership for a New Era, or LNE, is a collaborative research initiative launched by the Leadership Learning Community that focuses on understanding how leadership can become more inclusive, networked and collective. We believe the dominant model that places a strong emphasis on the individual is limiting our ability to positively impact change in our society, so we have joined forces with a diverse group of funders, researchers, practitioners and consultants in the leadership development field to make sense of what it would take to start shifting the current thinking. While we have limited the focus of our exploration to four main areas: Leadership and Race, Leadership and Networks, Collective Leadership and Leadership Across Difference, we anticipate many other areas will emerge and welcome our contributors to take the lead in exploring them.
For more information visit http://www.leadershipforanewera.org/

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Leadership For A New Era Intro Webinar

  1. 1. + Leadership for a New Era (LNE) Introductory Webinar By: Leadership Learning Community
  2. 2. + A Collective Initiative  Collaborative research and learning initiative initiated by the Leadership Learning Community and developed with the advisory committee  Mission: to promote a leadership model that supports inclusive, networked and collective leadership  Leadership…  A relational process that connects vision, moral imperative and action  Leadership that is inclusive, networked and collective can increase our ability to achieve our desired future  Leadership potential resides within everyone  Requires a commitment to constant learning
  3. 3. + Why a new model?  We must change our current approaches to leadership development in order to provide the scope and quality of leadership needed to address the world’s most significant social problems of the 21st century  The current leadership model is limited  Places a strong emphasis on the individual and not enough in groups and communities  Doesn’t recognize the leadership of people of color  Doesn’t support cross-sectoral leadership  The leadership landscape is changing  Trend towards transferring leadership  Election of Barack Obama: mobilization supported by networks, high level of civic engagement, first African American president  Development of new social technologies Note: View the entire Leadership for a New Era concept paper for more information
  4. 4. + Unique Opportunity  Establish relationships with peers in the fields of leadership development, network development, and community development  Access the latest thinking and practices in these fields  Share and get exposure for your materials and research  Contribute to, and be part of, a growing network of practitioners, researchers and funders who are committed to promoting and supporting more inclusive, networked and collective leadership.
  5. 5. + LNE Impact Results: Mobilize collective & inclusive leadership action Leverage: Innovation: Increase the reach of Explore leading edge each other’s work ideas and practices Collaborative Learning: Reflect together and connect insights
  6. 6. + The Specifics  Themes:  Leadership and Race  Leadership Networks  Collective Leadership  Leadership Across Differences  Deliverables:  Collaborative website: repository of information  Series of 4 ground-breaking publications (format: 10-12 pages each)
  7. 7. + Content Overview Context and Framing • Why is change in our thinking and practice on this topic needed now (cite statistics, research, scans to make a strong case for change)? • What needs to change and what difference would those changes make? Design • What approaches/tools/resources will move leadership work in the desired direction? • What design advice can be given on this topic to those who cultivate and support leadership? Evaluation • How will we know if these approaches are helping move us toward increased social equity? • What outcomes related to this topic can/should be documented and measured to monitor progress and impact? Resources and Future Learning • What are useful resources for further exploration and inquiry? • Around what questions do we see need/opportunity for more action research?
  8. 8. + Leadership & Race  Supporting people of color to take on advocacy and leadership roles within their communities is a prerequisite for reducing poverty and disparities (PolicyLink)  Leadership strategies provide an opportunity to increase racial equity with an analysis that integrates race consciousness into social justice work  Framing questions:  What do we need to learn to support more inclusive leadership models?  What approaches are successfully supporting and enhancing the leadership of people of color?  How can we create organizational climates and foster change initiatives that are more supportive of the leadership of people of color?
  9. 9. + Leadership & Networks  Current technological developments and organizing trends are rapidly increasing the potential of networks to lead social change through stronger connections, commitment and alignment around purpose  Framing questions:  What program investment and design strategies are successfully supporting the formation and development of leadership networks within communities and fields of practice?  What are the implications for leadership development practices to shift from thinking about how to sustain networks, to how to unleash them?  What evaluation approaches demonstrate the power and influence of networks?
  10. 10. + Engaging with LNE Initial Deeper Partnership Engagement Engagement • Content • Share research • Conceptual development • Connect framing • Writing • Outreach • Convening • Funding • Commenting
  11. 11. + Collaborative Website  Easy-to-use: modifying a page (adding, deleting and editing content) is one click away  Relevant conversations: contributors can start conversations on any page. All the conversations will appear on the Discussions section www.leadershipforanewera.org  Range of options: contributors can share a wide range of resources, from documents to videos
  12. 12. + Timeline 2009 2010 09 10 11 12 01 02 03 04 05 Ongoing discussion Partner Partner outreach & outreach & review review research research Produce & Produce & disseminate disseminate synthesis synthesis Synthesis Synthesis engagement engagement Leadership and : f2f and : f2f and Race, Leadership and virtual virtual Networks Publish Publish Collective publications publications Leadership, Leadership Across Differences
  13. 13. + Our Advisory Committee  Hanh Cao Yu, Social Policy Research  Sally Leiderman, Center for Assessment Associates and Policy Development  Colleen Coffey, Research Center for  Deborah Meehan, Leadership Learning Leadership in Action, (NYU) Community  David Cournoyer, Native Americans in  Elissa Perry, Think. Do. Repeat. Philanthropy  Janet Rechtman, Fanning Institute,  Waad El Hadidy, Research Center for University of Georgia Leadership in Action, (NYU)  Claire Reinelt, Leadership Learning  Alain Gauthier, Core Leadership Community Development  Laura Smith, Tides Center  Arthur Jue, Oracle  Shiree Teng, David and Lucile Packard  Eugene Eric Kim, Blue Oxen Associates Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  14. 14. + Leadership Learning Community  National nonprofit organization focused on connecting organizations and individuals in the leadership development field, including practitioners, grant-makers and thought leaders  Primary focus is leadership development for social justice  Address the need to increase collaboration among leadership development stakeholders to deepen our understanding of how to do this work better  Innovative tools and technologies to build our learning community and document the learning  Design and evaluate leadership development programs
  15. 15. + Contact Information Leadership Learning Community info@leadershiplearning.org Twitter.com/LeadershipEra _________________________ 1203 Preservation Park Way #200 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 238-9080 Phone (510) 238-9084 Fax

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