RISD LEADS - Bridging Cultures & Communities: A Guide to Representative Leadership
Featuring: Lorén M. Spears, Narragansett, Executive Director of Tomaquag Museum (Biography)
As a leader how do you bridge cultures and communities? Using the experiences of Indigenous culture, education, arts, ecology, and history as a case study, we will explore how to forge partnerships, networks, and collaborative opportunities for diverse communities to work together for the common good. Using the Native community as an example, this session will share strategies for building relationships with the Native community, understanding the impacts of historical trauma, and garnering alternate perspectives. We will explore why there is need for leaders to work toward understanding and connecting with diverse communities. Leaders will look at their perspective and bias and try to look at the world from an unfamiliar lens. Participants will learn how cross culture collaboration engages, educates and empowers all participants.
Fulfills - Cultural, Inclusion & Diversity, Community
While RISD LEADS is offered as a certificate program, Sessions are open to anyone who is interested. You do not have to fully enroll in the LEADS program to attend sessions. Formal entry can be done at any time and credit is given for past attendance.
Whether you are interested in formally enrolling in the RISD LEADS program or want to sample specific sessions, this semester's series will provide you with wonderful opportunities and enrichment.