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Exercising Leadership in the Nonprofit & Public Sector

May 20-21, 2017

Day 1: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Day 2: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
NYU Silver School of Social Work
1 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10003

OVERVIEW

This workshop is primarily based on the adaptive leadership framework first developed by Dr. Ronald Heifetz and colleagues that is now being advanced by a growing network of practitioners and educators around the world. The framework is premised on the idea that we live in times of rapid change and that organizations must adapt if they wish to thrive, and even survive. Yet, to make such adaptations, organizations must be prepared to abandon ways of working that no longer serve their best interests. Letting go of such practices, and adopting new ones, can bring about feelings of loss and resistance towards those trying to bring about progress. In this context, the work of leadership involves accompanying people through the losses of necessary change while opening them up to the promise of a better future. The workshop will introduce a set of tools to help bring about that change within your agency or community while sustaining yourself in the work of leadership for as long as possible.

Day 1 will focus on fundamental concepts in the adaptive framework such as distinguishing authority from leadership and differentiating between technical and adaptive challenges. A diagnostic framework will then be introduced to help us better understand the stakeholder systems of which we are a part and to minimize blind spots that limit our understanding of the problem and our ability to take appropriate action.

Day 2 will focus on the personal dimensions of leadership, better understanding ourselves as part of the larger system, and how our past experiences influence the role we play within groups and organizations. We will then turn to action and how to draw upon the greater awareness of oneself and the system to make more effective interventions that can mobilize change within both.

With its emphasis on navigating complex systems and diverse stakeholder perspectives, adaptive leadership is closely aligned with the core values of social workers and other aligned nonprofit professionals who are well positioned to catalyze change within their organizations and communities. In this spirit, participants will have the opportunity to directly apply concepts to their own leadership challenges and provide consultation to peers in small group contexts.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  • Increase their understanding of the organizational or community stakeholder systems of which they are a part in order to take more informed action as social work and nonprofit professionals
  • Gain a greater understanding of their roles and practices as social work and nonprofit professionals so they can interact in organizational and community stakeholder systems more effectively
  • Deepen their experimental mindset to make progress on difficult adaptive challenges, as evidenced by outcomes from specific case work during the program
  • Develop strategies to learn to confront the loss and other forms of resistance that they will face in trying to bring about necessary change in their organizations
  • Increase their resiliency and ability to sustain themselves in the work of change-making for as long as possible, as evidenced by declared commitment to new adaptive leadership models at the end of the 2-day program
 
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    

Featured Presenters

Lirio Negroni

Linda Lausell Bryant, MSW, PhD
Katherine and Howard Aibel Executive-in-Residence
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Undergraduate Field Learning Program
NYU Silver School of Social Work

Dr. Lausell Bryant’s career spans 30 years in youth services in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the NYU Silver School of Social Work, Dr. Lausell Bryant served as the Executive Director of Inwood House for nine years. Her work in government includes serving as associate commissioner for the Office of Youth Development at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services. She was appointed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the New York City Panel for Education Policy. Dr. Lausell Bryant was interviewed by New York Times journalist Adam Bryant for his Corner Office column in May 2011, and her insights were featured in Mr. Bryant’s book titled Quick & Nimble: Lessons from Leading CEO’s on How to Create a Culture of Innovation. She has been a frequent presenter on panels, in conferences, and on television appearances including WABC’s Tiempo, Here and Now, One to One with Sheryl McCarthy, and NY1. She was honored by the New York Academy of Medicine in 2009 as the Distinguished Social Work Student. She has served on the board of the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA), the Child Welfare Watch Advisory Board, and was named a National Gimbel Child and Family Scholar. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Pace University, her Master of Social Work degree from the Hunter College School of Social Work of the City University of New York, and her Doctor of Philosophy from New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Her dissertation study compared the amounts and sources of perceived social support for college-going between foster care and non-foster care students. 

Lirio Negroni

Marc Ross Manashil, MSW, MPA
Principal, 11plus Philanthropy
Adjunct Lecturer, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Marc is a consultant and educator specializing in collaboration and leadership development. After spending his early career in the health care field, Marc went on to pursue an interest in international philanthropy, serving as longtime director of a foundation that organizes global donor circles, as program director for a medical relief organization, and executive director of an NGO working to prevent child mortality in West Africa. Marc studied adaptive leadership while pursuing his MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School from 2009-2010 and served as a Teaching Assistant to Professor Dean Williams. He has since developed and co-facilitated adaptive leadership training programs for non-profit and philanthropic organizations, including an initiative funded by the B. Robert Williamson Jr. Foundation in New York City. Marc serves as a consultant and lecturer at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work where he works to integrate leadership education into the curriculum of graduate and post-graduate executive courses. He developed and co-facilitates NYU’s Adaptive Leadership Fellowship Program where a select group of Master’s level students learn intensively about the framework and apply it in the context of their fieldwork placements. Marc is also a lecturer on leadership at the University of California, Berkeley and California State University East Bay. In addition to his MPA, Marc holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

 

FEES

  • General Admission: $300.00
  • NYU Faculty & Staff: $225.00
  • NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $225.00
  • NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $255.00
  • NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $225.00
  • NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $150.00
  • Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $201.00
  • 3+ from one agency: $225.00 each
  • Veterans: $150.00

Registration

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Continuing Education Contact Hours

NYSED and ACE approved for 12 CE contact hours.


New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.

NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 12 continuing education clock hours.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:

  • Refund requests made on or before May 11 (by midnight): full refund
  • Refund requests made on or before May 17 (by midnight): 50% refund
  • Refund requests made on or after May 18: no refund

If the event cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. 

To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the form located here.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS & GRIEVANCE POLICY

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.
 
Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Policy, please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

Contact

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning

1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu
Phone: (212) 998-5973
Fax: (212) 995-4497