The 2012 Emerging Leaders Program April 19 forum was hosted by BNY Mellon in Everett. Fellows heard from Nadine Chakar, Global Head of Derivatives 360 at BNY Mellon and Dr. Paula Johnson, Head of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology and Chief of the Division of Women’s Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition, fellows learned about Effective Delegation from Mark Michaud, Senior Director of Technology Business Development at the MCCA and Lisa DeAngelis, Director of the Center. In addition, they worked on a case study about change management facilitated by Professor Marc Lavine of UMass Boston’s College of Management. ELP fellows in the 2012 cohort have 4 sessions remaining in the program.
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South Weymouth, Mass., February 2, 2012 – Randolph resident David C. Howse has been elected to the board of directors of South Shore Hospital and its parent, South Shore Health and Educational Corporation.
Mr. Howse is Executive Director of the Boston Children’s Chorus, overseeing development, strategy and operations for the organization. He has been with Boston Children’s Chorus since 2004, assuming the position of Executive Director in 2009.
David C. Howse holds degrees from Bradley University and New England Conservatory of Music and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Next Generation Executive Leadership Program, University of Massachusetts at Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program and Boston University’s Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Mr. Howse is the recipient of Root Cause’s Social Innovation Achievement Award and in 2010, he was honored with a Boston Business Journal “40 Under 40” Award, recognizing him as one of Boston’s best and brightest young executives. He lives in Randolph with his wife and their two sons.
South Shore Hospital is a subsidiary of South Shore Health and Educational Corporation. Both are charitable and not-for-profit organizations governed by a volunteer board of directors. The hospital is the leading provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care in Southeastern Massachusetts, employing 3,800 full- and part-time employees and with a medical staff of approximately 900 physicians.
The UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership’s Emerging Leaders Program was featured on WHDH-TV’s Urban Update in mid-December. The segment included interviews with ELP alums Craig Williams of Tufts Medical Center (2007) and Johanna Storella of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (2008). Also interviewed were UMass Boston Chancellor, J. Keith Motley, and the Center’s Director, Lisa DeAngelis. Host Byron Barnett spoke with the group about the impact the Emerging Leaders Program has had on each individual and also the impact the team projects have had on the city of Boston. Both Craig and Johanna talked at great length about the professional and personal connections they each made through the program and how the ELP has opened doors as they progress through their careers.
The video can be accessed via our You Tube page under “favorites”. Please note the video is segmented with breaks from 5:40 - 6:00 and from 11:30 - 15:00. The ELP segment concludes at 22:30.
Boston, MA - The selection committee of the Emerging Leaders Program of the College of Management at UMass Boston has accepted 31 Fellows to participate in the 2012 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program. For the past ten years, UMass Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program has established an executive leadership development offering that engages individuals across sector, gender, race and ethnicity in an experiential collaborative, skill-building program. The program focuses on several critical skills, including communication and negotiation strategies, risk taking and entrepreneurship, the impact of new media/social media on your brand and your company, ethical practices, change management, team building, and networking.
The Program kicks off on January 23 at the UMass Boston campus with a week-long series of forums. Fellows will hear from Boston’s top leaders including: J. Keith Motley, Chancellor of UMass Boston; Joan Wallace-Benjamin, President of the Home for Little Wanderers; Gloria Larson, President of Bentley University; John Connors, Founder and President of the Boathouse Group, and Small Can Be Big; Travis McCready, Executive Director of the Kendall Square Association; José Massó, Host/Producer of ¡Con Salsa!, WBUR; and Robert Matthews, Vice Chairman, Commercial Banking, Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
“The 2012 cohort will join the 426 emerging leader alums—a group of emerging leaders that enhances the available talent pool and answers the concern that we need more skilled leaders” said Sherry Penney, Found Director of the Emerging Leadership Program. “As they network with each other and with current leaders and hone skills in teamwork, they will start to assume leadership roles of increasing responsibility in this community.”Read More »
Rick Jakious, Emerging Leaders Program alum from the 2009 cohort, has been named CEO of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. Rick was accepted into the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) while he served as Deputy Director of External Affairs for City Year. Shortly after his year as an ELP Felllow, he was promoted to National Team Sponsor Director.
ELP Fellows work on a team project as part of the curriculum. For the 2009 cohort, our program partnered with Boston World Partnerships, which at the time was launching as a new nonprofit focused on generating high quality leads for economic growth in the city of Boston. The team Rick chose to be on evaluated BWP’s organizational effectiveness, considering questions such as: How does a small start-up operate? What is the role of the Advisory Board? How does BWP staff manage the workload and draw in a virtual community that co-creates it? The team came up with recommendations to tier membership in order to get the right people into the right areas, allow for volunteer life-cycle, review connectors, reward and recognize connectors, allow for a transparent management structure, and to democratize decision-making.
Teammate Devin Cole comments, “Working with Rick on Boston World Partnerships’ organizational effectiveness was a great opportunity for me to think through a complex problem. Rick was a real leader on our team, which was exceptionally close. Now that I’m on staff at BWP, I think every day about the concepts that we thought through and presented. Especially important are the notions of Connector review, rewarding and recognizing Connectors for their service, and democratized decision-making. As we move forward with BWP, active and accomplished Connectors will continue to be a driving force in the organization’s growth plan.”
Through the team projects, Path to Leadership speakers, and skill sessions, the Emerging Leaders Program empowers leaders for tomorrow—skillful and accomplished leaders from all sectors of our community who will be moving into major leadership positions in their organizations. Rick is the most recent example of an alum who has taken his leadership to the next level. We are proud of his accomplishments, and look forward to following his career with the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.
On Saturday, November 5 the UMass Boston Emerging Leaders Program hosted a Tenth Anniversary Gala: Changing the Face of Leadership, honoring Marshall Carter, Chair of the NYSE, George Russell, EVP of State Street Corporate Citizenship and founding director, Sherry Penney. Carter and Russell provided the grant from State Street Corporation to launch the program.
Margaret McKenna, Former President of the Walmart Foundation, our Keynote speaker, spoke of the importance of government, nonprofit, and profit coming together to effectively address issues facing the world today. Chancellor Keith Motley shared his dedication to the ELP mission of developing the next generation of leaders.
More than 350 guests also celebrated the founding members of the ELP Advisory Board, and the 2011 Emerging Leaders Fellows. The event was emceed by Dan Rea of WBZ Nightside with Dan Rea.
The purpose of night can be best summed up by Dr. Penney’s remarks: “In ELP we have learned to talk with each other, listen to each other and work with those with whom we may disagree. We have learned about creativity, collaboration and community—skills that will help meet the challenges ahead. You, the ELP alumni, are ready to meet these challenges and ones we cannot even contemplate tonight, so I look ahead with optimism to the future of the human race. Thank you again to our founders and our sustaining partners over the years and all who made the ELP possible.”
Thank you to our Sponsors:
State Street Corporation Visionary Leadership Sponsor
AT&T Partner Sponsor
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Partner Sponsor
Eastern Bank Partner Sponsor
NSTAR Electric & Gas Partner Sponsor
Partners Community HealthCare, Inc. Partner Sponsor
Sovereign | Santanter Partner Sponsor
Wells Fargo Partner Sponsor
Citizens Bank Friend Sponsor
Mabbett & Associates, Inc. Friend Sponsor & Civic Star
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Friend Sponsor
Savings Bank Life Insurance (SBLI) Friend Sponsor
The Boston Globe Friend Sponsor
The Trefler Foundation Friend Sponsor
University of Massachusetts Boston, Office of the Chancellor Friend Sponsor
Dave DeFilippo, Lisa Shapiro, John & Ann Herlihy Friend Sponsor
Massachusetts AFL-CIO Supporter
UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies Supporter
Sherry Penney & Jim Livingston Supporter
Spotlight Communications Table
TD Bank North Table
UMass Boston Center for Social Policy Affiliate
Marketing & Public Relations for this event provided by McDermott Ventures
Creating a stable and healthy economy is vital for the people who live in the Boston region, the organizations that employ them, and the investors who look to our region for innovation. Current social and economic challenges include ensuring affordable and equitably accessible housing for the people who do the essential work of the local economy, supporting low wage workers so that their work sustains both their families and their organizations in a steady and ongoing way, and providing healthy activity for children to curb the obesity epidemic.
Seven teams from the 2011 cohort of Emerging Leaders engaged these issues, starting with a collaborative process of learning about the issues from community stakeholders and non-profit leaders, and then crafting projects that made a difference in important and concrete ways.
On October 4, 2011, ELP Fellows: Andrew Russell, Museum of Fine Arts; Tim Sullivan, Massachusetts AFL-CIO; Tom Yeulenski, Tufts Health Plan; Raul Porras, EMC; Jennifer Thibadeau, Raytheon; Michael McCarthy, The Boston Globe and Carl Guerin, The Boston Company Asset Management presented the findings of their respective ELP teams to a number of community and business stakeholders.
After the presentation, Howard Leibowitz, Chief of Projects and Partnerships for the City of Boston spent a few minutes addressing the team’s findings. Overall, he was impressed with their efforts and urged them to “keep doing what you’re doing.”
A panel of stakeholders also addressed the findings – they included: Deb Felton of Milton Fuller Housing Corporation, Christine Green of the Trefler Foundation and Fred Ramos of State Street Corporation. The panel was moderated by ELP Team Project Facilitator, and UMass Boston Associate Professor in the College of Management, Maureen Scully. Felton’s remarks focused the strength of having emerging leaders engaged in making a difference in their communities. She also talked to the inter-generational dialogues that have been enabled by this work – bringing all voices to the table to understand and address issues. Green stressed the catalytic impact of the team projects stating that they create potential for positive change. Ramos noted the reality that many civic projects need funding, and the funding comes from the for-profit world. He stressed that collaborative leaders engaging in a civic project need to demonstrate the impact in order to gain the financial support.
The session concluded with additional dialogue around the impact of the team projects, the importance of cross-collaboration between the sectors and how the UMass Boston Emerging Leaders Program facilitates that process.
For more information about the projects, please download the Executive Summary. The event was sponsored by State Street Corporation.
The Boston Business Journal has announced the recipients of its 2011 Leaders in Diversity Awards, the publication’s annual program that honors companies and business people for their leadership in promoting inclusiveness and economic opportunity.
Congratulations to our own Sherry Penney for her honor of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sherry, who founded the Emerging Leaders Program at the Center for Collaborative Leadership, has worked tirelessly over the last ten years of the program to identify and develop new leadership in our city which reflect the changing demography of our region. Congratulations Sherry!
The Boston Business Journal will host an event to honor the recipients on October 21 at the Westin Copley Hotel.
The Emerging Leaders Program at the Center for Collaborative Leadership, UMass Boston is recruiting fellows for the 2012 and 2103 cohorts.
Celebrating its tenth year, UMass Boston’s Emerging Leaders Program has established an executive leadership development course of study that engages individuals across sector, gender, race and ethnicity in an experiential collaborative, skill-building program.
The 10-month curriculum begins with a week-long seminar in January which features a lecture series with Carol Fulp, SVP of John Hancock; Gloria Larson, President of Bentley University; John Connors, Founder and CEO of Boathouse Group; Travis McCready, Executive Director of Kendall Square Association; José Massó of WBUR; and Robert Matthews, Vice Chairman, Citizens Bank.
This week is followed by monthly day-long sessions featuring dialogue with current leaders in business, government, health care and nonprofit sectors.
The program has four major components: leadership skills sessions with subject-matter experts, dialogue with Greater Boston’s current leaders, leadership style development, and team projects that address social and economic challenges that include ensuring affordable and equitably accessible housing, supporting low wage workers, and providing healthy activity for children to curb the obesity epidemic.
Applications are being accepted now for both the 2012 and 2013 cohorts. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership ability and have 5-10 years of professional experience. Selection for the 2012 program begins on September 19th. To apply for the program, go to: www.leaders.umb.edu/index.php/leaders/application_form.
The Center for Collaborative Leadership has recently been nominated for two very important awards: Rosoff Award and the MNN Nonprofit Excellence Award.
The Center’s Emerging Leaders Program was nominated for the Rosoff Award by Eduardo Crespo, Hispanic Marketing Solutions, for our external diversity initiatives. He writes: “Over the past decade, the Emerging Leaders Program has established a unique leadership development offering that engages individuals across sector, gender, race and ethnicity in an experiential collaborative, skill-building program. A cornerstone of this program is broadening the participant’s awareness of issues facing the city and challenging them to offer solutions. One result of which is that the alumni of the program are more civically engaged. Another is that 174 person of color in our region are now ready to take on major leadership roles. The program is now refined to the point that it is able to stand as a model that can be replicated in urban settings across the globe.”
Celebrating its 15th year The Rosoff Awards have come to stand not only for inclusion and meaningful diversity practice, but for smart companies and successful people who are changing the face of Boston. Past winners have represented many industries, from finance to healthcare to education, marketing and advertising. The award ceremony will be held on May 16, 2011.
In addition, Sherry H. Penney has been nominated for a MNN Nonprofit Excellence Award by Tammy Tai of the Hyams Foundation. She writes: “This commitment to creating and reinforcing a model of collaborative leadership continues as a management challenge that Dr. Penney considers with each incoming class of the Emerging Leaders Program. Dr. Penney works tirelessly to ensure that Boston’s future leaders are exposed to as well as challenged to and supported in developing a variety of leadership styles. She knows that the Boston of today needs strong diverse leadership and meets this challenge head on with determination and heart. Dr. Penney embodies the leadership she strives to promote and is very deserving of this award and recognition.”
The MNN Nonprofit Excellence Awards highlight the contributions that nonprofits make across the state. With the public too often unaware of the critical contribution that nonprofits provide for the Commonwealth and the media periodically drawing attention to some negative perceptions about the nonprofit sector, it is important for us to highlight all the good work that nonprofits do for the Commonwealth. These awards shine a spotlight on nonprofit organizations and individuals making a difference in their communities so that the public will be aware of the necessity of these organizations. The award ceremony will be held on June 13, 2011.
On the afternoon of April 8, Dr. Sherry Penney spoke to a group of women leaders at UMass Boston on her findings in her book, Next Generation Leadership. Part of the talk focused on material found in Chapter 4: Women and Leadership: Progress and Roadblocks.
She stated, “Although blatant discrimination has decreased, more subtle forms, along with stereotyping, remain in too many instances. One of our colleagues describes the current situation for females as ‘still stuck.’ Yet above all, women stress—don’t’ give up!! And find ways to support other women.”
Dr. Penney encouraged the audience to form strong networks and make it work for you. Like the emerging leaders in Next Generation Leadership, we need women leaders in all areas to help make our organizations more collaborative and inclusive and to bring about positive change.
On April 7 the Center for Collaborative Leadership hosted an event for Emerging Leaders Program Alums, Fellows, and guests, “Professional Presence and Business Protocol.” Judith Bowman, President & Founder of Protocol Consultants International, facilitated the evening. Attendees received valuable training to help empower them to present themselves with confidence and authority to fully realize their personal and professional potential.
Equally valuable were the lesson on proper dining skills & etiquette. Attendees were served a challenging three course meal consisting of salad, chicken on the bone, and profiteroles with ice cream and hot fudge sauce.
Our thanks to Judith Bowman for sharing her valuable lessons with our emerging leaders. ELP Alumni Board Programming Co-Chair Silvia Sarra from Sovereign / Santanter Bank greatly assisted in the planning and development of this event – our gratitude to her for her help. And finally, thank you to to current Fellow, Chris Sinclair, founder of the Anthem Group for securing the venue: Petit Robert Central.
We are pleased to announce that Lisa DeAngelis has been selected as the new Director for the Center for Collaborative Leadership. For the past four months, Lisa has served as Interim Director while we conducted the search for the permanent Director. We had a strong pool of 55 people apply for the Directorship.
Lisa is an alumnus of the program (2003) with substantial corporate experience and demonstrated her many strengths over the last several months. She has led ELP skill sessions, started to recruit new companies to apply to the Emerging Leaders Program, and developed a fund raising strategy. We look forward to working with her, building on her knowledge of the program and her vision on how to strengthen the ELP and alumni activities in the future.
During this 10th Anniversary Year, we look forward to her leadership as we prepare for the future.
The 2011 cohort collaborated to organize a charitable event to benefit Dorchester Academy, a UMass Boston neighbor and the school where fellow ELP’er Jill Blouin teaches. Under the initiative and leadership of Chris Sinclair, founder of Anthem Events, members of the 2011 cohort accepted donations in exchange for VIP packages for the April 16th Red Sox game at Fenway. More than 85 tickets were sold and proceeds were given to the Dorchester Academy for equipment updates and infrastructure renovations.
Plans are underway for a similar fund raiser event in the Summer to benefit the Latino STEM Alliance. LSA is a startup 501c3 initially working to develop afterschool and summer programs targeted at underprivileged youth at the K-16 levels, including parental engagement and cultural-alignment, focused around Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). LSA was co-founded by Raul Porras (2011) of EMC Corporation.
The Emerging Leaders Program held its second annual “Managing Your Career” event on February 17 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Over 60 ELP fellows, alums, and guests attended. The event was organized by the ELP Alumni Board Programming Committee. Our moderator and panelists are alums of the ELP and included, Bridget Hindle of Sovereign | Santander Bank (‘08), Tomeeka Farrington of Spotlight Communications (‘06), David Howse of Boston Children’s Chorus (‘05), Mark Michaud of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (‘09), Jennifer Panagoulias of Genzyme (‘08), and Nathan Pusey of Citibank (‘03).
I enjoyed the varying perspectives of each panelist, the networking time before the official start, and Bridget Hindle’s 5 minute exercise. The panelists reinforced the importance of networking, collaboration, need for a mentor / personal board of directors. -Carl Guerin, The Boston Asset Management Company, ELP 2011
The entire event was well put together. The event allowed current cohorts as well as potential cohorts to see how the ELP will benefit their careers. -Karl-Henry Francois, Citizen’s Bank
I most valued the panelist’s comments on work/life issues and the ways they build and utilize their professional network. I found it very valuable to get to know the personal stories, challenges, and successes of each of the panelists. I felt a connection with each of them and felt I took away valuable insights from each of them that I can incorporate into my own career/life path. -Patti Quint, Citibank, ELP 2007
It reinforced the importance of networking and that once you get to a particular level in your career, most opportunities present themselves via an actual person and not by submitting a resume. -Nayenday Thurman, Massachusetts Office of Business Development, ELP 2008
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