Sparking Innovation in the Uncertainty
A Two-Day Online Adaptive Leadership Program with Linda Lausell Bryant and Marc Manashil
Monday, June 15, 2020 | 10:00am–12:30pm and 1:30–4:00pm
Friday, June 26, 2020 | 10:00am–12:30pm and 1:30–4:00pm
(Participants are required to attend both sessions on June 15 and June 26)
NYSED and ASWB Approved for 10 CE contact hours
The COVID crisis and killing of George Floyd have further highlighted the significant adaptive challenges that we face in addressing systemic racism as well as persistent inequities in education, health, child welfare, the environment and a host of other issues of concern to Social Workers and other change agents. Although the task of making progress on these challenges may now seem more overwhelming than ever, there are big opportunities for facilitating meaningful change if we can seize the moment.
In this two-day online workshop, we will explore what it means to exercise leadership during this time of uncertainty. After learning the key ideas of adaptive leadership, participants will identify a challenge that they would like to address in the context of their team, organization and/or system. With the help of a supportive community of peers, we will explore opportunities for exercising leadership in ways that are aligned with your purpose. In between sessions, you’ll be able to put what you’ve learned into practice and then get feedback from fellow cohort members as you consider next steps. We welcome all change makers who seek to bring about long-term progress within your teams, agencies, communities, and in the world.
Evidence of Need: It’s hard to imagine a time where leadership is more needed than now, in our organizations, communities, in our country, and in the world. The COVID crisis and recent incidents of racist violence in the U.S. have exposed fundamental social challenges that must be urgently addressed, and Social Workers have a critical role to play. The purpose of the session is to increase the chance that participants choose adaptive leadership principles, whether it is exercised at the level of their team, organization, system, and/or in the service of facilitating broader social change.
As a result of attending this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Identify and pursue opportunities to exercise leadership in the context of emergent organizational and community challenges
- Diagnose the stakeholder systems of which they are a part in order to take more informed action as social work and nonprofit professionals
- Learn strategies for making effective interventions with the help of a supportive group of peers
- Develop strategies to confront the loss and resistance they will face in bringing about needed change
Dr. Linda Lausell Bryant
Katherine and Howard Aibel Executive-in-Residence
Clinical Associate Professor
NYU Silver School of Social Work
Dr. Lausell Bryant’s work at NYU Silver focuses on building the capacity of social work students to exercise leadership in the human services sector to have a transformative impact on pressing social challenges. Her career spans 32 years in youth services in both the private and public sectors. Dr. Lausell Bryant served as the Executive Director of Inwood House and as associate commissioner for 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 featured in the New York Times 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 is the co-author of A Guide for Sustaining Conversations on Racism, Identity and Our Mutual Humanity.
Marc Ross Manashil, MSW, MPA
Adjunct Lecturer, NYU Silver School of Social Work
Lecturer, University of California, Davis
Principal, 11plus Philanthropy, LLC
A social worker by training, Marc worked for two decades in the global health and philanthropy arena, having served in director roles with an international grant-making foundation, a medical relief organization, and an NGO preventing child mortality in West Africa. Since studying adaptive leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School from 2009-10 and serving as a Teaching Assistant to Dr. Dean Williams, Marc has organized and facilitated numerous adaptive leadership training programs in the nonprofit and public sectors. Marc lectures at NYU Silver and the University of California, Davis. In addition to an MPA, he holds a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a MSW from the University of California, Berkeley.
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- General Admission: $250.00
- NYU Faculty & Staff: $187.50
- NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $187.50
- NYU Silver Post-Master's Certificate Program Alumni: $234.00
- NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $187.50
- NYU Silver Retired Full Time Faculty: $187.50
- NYU Silver Current Students (space-available basis): $125.00
- Non-NYU Current MSW and PhD Students (space-available basis): $166.67
- 3+ from one agency: $187.50
- Veterans: $125.00
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 June 4 (by midnight): full refund
- Refund requests made on or before June 9 (by midnight): 50% refund
- Refund requests made on or after June 10: no refund
If this event is cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the event withdrawal form.
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