The Leadership Institute annually collaborates with The Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust to provide executive leadership education to its member municipal employees across the state. The "Managers as Leaders Educational Program" provides information and the practical application of skills needed for managers to become exceptional leaders in public service. The Program fosters the participants' critical thinking and creative problem solving abilities. The ultimate goal is to assist supervisors with their professional development to the extent that they became leaders within their department, organization and the community at large. The Series is offered every spring. The 2011 graduating class is pictured above.
The Leadership Institute annually collaborates with the Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs on the MEPI Civic Engagement Leadership Institute.
MEPI (the United States Middle East Partnership Initiative) is an initiative of the United States Department of State whose goal is to educate and empower emerging student leaders. Since 2010, Roger Williams University has hosted a total of 63 students during the six week programs from countries such as Lebanon, Morocco, Israel, Yemen, Jordan, Libya, Kuwait and Iraq. The Leadership Institute provides theoretical and applied education modules in proven leadership practices, civil society, civic engagement and human rights. Participants explore a range of approaches to solving community problems to determine the best practices applicable to their home country. The ultimate learning outcome for students is to present a positive social change community project to be implemented in the student's home country upon their return.
The Leadership Institute was happy to participate in a one-day workshop on leadership in collaboration with The Association of College and Research Libraries, New England Chapter. The customized, interactive education session allowed participants to focus on their level of transactional and transformational leadership tendencies and develop an action plan to enhance desired aspects. Participants explored communication strategies and practiced those skills.
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The Public Administration Academy (PA Academy) at Shea High School in Pawtucket, RI conducted a statewide mock election on October 19, 2010 using ballot issues selected by Rhode Island high school students. Volunteer RWU students participated as Poll Wardens at the voting locations around the state. The volunteer Poll Wardens were trained using state mandated training materials and state sanctioned trainers.
The PA Academy was affiliated with this project as part of the public administration and civics curriculum under a grant funded by the state of RI and the federal government to educate high school students about the voting process. Approximately 20 high schools participated. The PA Academy and its faculty designed the mock election to be as close to reality as possible.
If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, please contact Dr. Michael Hall, MPA Program Director, at (401) 254-5746 or by email at email@example.com.
The Leadership Institute brings highly accomplished and brilliant individuals to campus to share their perspectives on leadership. In the past our guest speakers have been:
President and Chief Operating Officer
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
David C. Wajsgras
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mark Mandell, Esq.
Mandell Schwartz & Boisclair