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This is a list of current and suggested partners. Please type here you suggestions for potential partners for the Leadership for a New Era Learning Initiative. Also, Advisory Group members should list their organizations here as well.
  • Arthur Jue from Oracle: Interested in being a partner in virtual learning strategies and potentially publishing
  • Eugene Eric Kim,Blue Oxen Associates: Partner in virtual learning (strategy/design/facilitation). Thought pieces on creating and holding space. Collaborative Leadership workshop offering.
  • Sally Leiderman and Center for Assessment and Policy Development
  • Elissa Perry, Think. Do. Repeat.
  • David Cournoyer, Native Americans in Philanthropy
  • Alain Gauthier, Core Leadership Development
  • Deborah Meehan, Leadership Learning Community
  • Colleen Coffey, Research Center for Leadership in Action, New York University
  • Waad El Hadidy, Research Center for Leadership in Action, New York University
  • Janet Rechtman, Fanning Institute, University of Georgia
  • Claire Reinelt, Leadership Learning Community
  • Laura Smith, Tides Center
  • Shiree Teng, David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Hanh Cao Yu, Social Policy Research Associates
Learning Partners: Below are some of the individuals and organizations that are deeply engaged with learning about aspects of leadership and leadership development related to the themes of boundary-crossing leadership, networks, racial equity and healing -- all key aspects of Leadership for a New Era

For a list of current and potential partners on Leadership and Networks, click here.

Here are some thoughts about who to invite to partner with us in this Learning Initiative.

  • Partnership for Immigrant Leadership in Action (PILA), Deborah, 3/27 Letter to Allison and Li LeaderSpring, Leadership Development for Inter-Ethnic Relations (LDIR) a program of the Asian American Pacific Legal Center Deborah (spoke w/ Carmen 3/20, definitely interested!), Senior University, a program of the Senior Action Network, Central Valley Health Policy Institute (CVHPI), California Fund for Youth Organizing (CFYO),Deborah, Letter to Thuan 3/27 California Association of Retired Americans (CARA),and CORO - Southern California: The California Endowment funded these eight grantees as part of a boundary-crossing leadership initiative. This group formed a learning community with each other to explore areas of commonality and difference among their programs, to identify what shared boundary-crossing leadership competencies exist across different cultures and contexts, and to build a movement for social justice. The group has engaged in a learning process with each other that has significant contributions to make to our understanding of how to work across boundaries of race and culture.
  • Kim Amman Howard and BTW: informing change: Deborah (spoke with Kim on the phone). Both Kim and BTW work to strengthen the capacity of philanthropy to become more strategic about how to invest in leadership development for social and systems change. Kim and Claire collaborated on a learning project to highlight the diversity of ways that leadership is developed and supported within a 10-year Community Clinics Initiative (a project of the Tides Foundation and The California Endowment). We collaborated on a lessons learned piece for grantmakers that addressed how to support the emergence and development of leadership within a ten-year social change initiative. The lessons from this project are particularly relevant for those investing in change over the long-term.
  • Center for Ethical Leadership: Deborah (Status: Sent 3/13 and waiting for response) CEL coordinates the learning efforts of diverse communities that participate in Kellogg Leadership for Community Change (KLCC). KLCC is a multi-year initiative to identify and support emerging leadership in diverse cultures and ocmmunities. CEL has deep learning about how national organizations partner with communities to nurture local leadership with the potential to create significant change in their communities, especially those that are historically deeply divided by race and culture and those that have been deeply wounded by poverty and social injustice.
  • Fetzer Intsitute: Mark Nepo and Deb Higgins. Deborah (Sent invite March 13th and waiting for response) The Fetzer institute has done some great work on individual and community transformation in addition to healing divides and collective wisdom. There is a strong content alignment .They have a strong practice of publication and dissemination.
  • Barry Kibel and SEED-NY:
  • The Greenlining Institute: Hector Javier Preciado Deborah (Sent invite March 20th) Their mission is to empower communities of color and other disadvantaged groups through multi-ethnic economic and leadership development, civil rights, and anti-redlining activities.
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation: Deborah (will send invitation to Patrick Corvington 3/18) A number of their programs could provide an important source of learning for the initiative: Leadership in Action, Children and Family Fellowship, Making Connections, networks.
  • Kellogg Foundation: Current Funding Parnter: highlight the leadership and racial equity scan
  • CompassPoint: Deborah (Sent 3/13 and waiting for response) Has been publishing work on Emerging Leaders of Color.
  • Synergos Institute: Deborah Sent 3/17 and Phone Call. Very Intereste Surita Sandosham a former LLC board member works at Synergos and has been involved with implementation of the U Process in India. Synergos has also done a great deal of work around bridging leadership. d.
  • Odin Zackman, DigIn Elissa/Deborah (March 24th, spoke with Odin, he's interested)
  • Diane Johnson, Mmapeu Consulting (Elissa spoke with Diane, she's interested)
  • Ken Otter, St. Mary's Master's in Leadership Program (Elissa spoke with Ken, he's interested)
  • Aspen Institute - lots of work on leadership and race
  • Fieldstone Alliance - Lots of work on race/culture and organizational development and movement building
  • Ludovic Blain
  • Milano Harden - CAAS project - emerging leaders, people of color and community change
  • Manuel Gutierrez, Metis Associates


  • Our draft letter for sending to potential partners is at Learning Initiative Partnership Letter.




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