Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free

Our complex, changing world continually challenges leaders to be flexible and innovative. At the heart of efforts to create change, nonprofits, agencies, communities, and funders are working to uncover the roots of some of our greatest social issues, so-called “wicked problems.” At the Center for Creative Leadership, we believe that transformational change and networked, collaborative approaches to confronting wicked problems require reframing and expanding leadership competencies. Reimagined leadership for sustainable change requires understanding and embracing broader capabilities and frameworks.

In this webinar, we’ll explore how CCL’s work alongside our nonprofit partners has led us to greater understanding of successful leadership in the social sector. We will start with the first of the competencies highlighted in our paper, 5 Strategies for Reimagined Leadership in the Social Sector.

Together, we will examine how inclusive, diverse, and often community-based leadership is necessary to truly uncover and solve the root causes of big problems.

About The Presenters

Lynn Fick-Cooper
Managing Director, Societal Advancement

Lynn is the Managing Director of CCL’s Societal Advancement group where she has responsibility for directing the work CCL does with K-12 schools, colleges and universities, nonprofits, and population health organizations. She brings more than twenty-five years of experience in leadership from a variety of organizations in government and community affairs, marketing, sales, public relations, and fundraising.

Lynn received her B.A. in Communication with a concentration in public relations and MBA from the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has presented at many conferences and events on topics like effective negotiation, influence, innovation, and boundary spanning. Lynn is the co-author of a book on Direction, Alignment, and Commitment: Achieving Better Results through Leadership.

Valerie Ehrlich
Evaluation and Research Lead, Societal Advancement

Valerie has been in the research and evaluation field for thirteen years. Currently, Valerie is a senior research scientist at CCL serving as the Evaluation and Research Lead for the Societal Advancement group. In this role, she oversees the evaluation and research work across the societal advancement sectors: K-12 education, higher education, nonprofits, population health, and youth-serving organizations. Valerie is interested in developmental evaluation, program evaluation, and applied research and works to foster an organizational learning culture that embeds data and intentional learning throughout the program lifecycle.

Valerie earned her Ph.D. in psychology from The Graduate Center, CUNY and her M.A. in Psychology from Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY). She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Stetson University.

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