Engaging All Voices

Authored by Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, this e-study outlines effective practices for embedding engagement into human services practice and organizational strategy. The study offers case studies of practical engagement practices that are core to program function, rather than isolated activities or programs. It also includes methodologies for practitioners looking to build or tailor programs that are more responsive to the needs of participants. The study provides learners with the opportunity to view practice and methodology through a lens of engagement, with an eye toward increasing relevance and impact for communities.    See full post

The African American Leadership Forum: A 21st Century Social Movement for the Common Good

Although examples of leadership by and of African-Americans abound, relatively few scholars and teachers of leadership focus on the particular characteristics and dynamics of African American leadership -- with the possible exception of civil rights era leadership (Ospina and Foldy, 2009). This case describes a new African American movement that builds on the traditions and accomplishments of African American leadership and responds to developments in African American communities and the U.S. in the post-civil rights era. This e-case also includes an annotated bibliography (see Module 1) that highlights African American leadership as well as the political, economic and social trends that have resulted in concentrated poverty in many urb... Continue reading

Heading Home Hennepin

This case highlights the integrative leadership practices of several people and groups that organized the campaign to end homelessness in Hennepin County, Minnesota by 2016. Integrative leadership, as defined by Crosby and Bryson (2010) is the work of integrating people, resources, and organizations into semi- permanent arrangements that bridge multiple boundaries and achieve the common good.    See full post