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INTENTIONALLY DEVELOPING LEADERS OF COLOR PRASANT NUKALAPATI, PROGRAM MANAGER FOR NW REGION KEITH WILKERSON, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC.

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1 INTENTIONALLY DEVELOPING LEADERS OF COLOR PRASANT NUKALAPATI, PROGRAM MANAGER FOR NW REGION KEITH WILKERSON, SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION

2 PERSPECTIVE/CONTEXT: What do we hope will happen for students of color at high powered institutions ? What is the reality of what happens? Why doesn’t access translate to tangible success for many of our students?

3 WHY A LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM: To help students of color understand what it means to be a high impact individual To develop high impact young leaders of color, with skills capable of taking on leadership positions in society To develop students who are already “natural born” leaders into leaders with transferable skills who create change; and to develop students who aren’t “natural born” leaders but who have a desire to be leaders To expand the networks of young people of color to be in alignment with their White peers

4 LEADERSHIP THOUGHT EXERCISE

5 LEADERSHIP THOUGHT EXERCISE (CONT.)

6 WHAT DOES THIS CURRICULUM LOOK LIKE? A grounding in historical trends to increase awareness and sense of self empowerment Skills based Goal Oriented Sustaining

7 EXPANDING CIRCLES EXERCISE: Most change requires moving a group of people (whether it is your class, your team, your school community, your neighborhood etc.) in one direction towards a goal. Consider the people in your life that you must motivate to create the change you seek. Each group represents a concentric circle that expands out from you. On the large sheet of paper you are given, start by creating a circle with you in it and then add the below groups. Once you write down the “headings”, include two-three specific people that come to mind in each of the expanding circles Who are the people in “the choir?” Who are the people who don’t really care if this change happens are not? Who are people that have influence to help you make this change? Who are the people who have the resources to help you make this change?

8 CO-CENTRIC CIRCLE EXERCISE People Who Have Influence/ Resources The People Who Are Indifferent The Choir The Thing You Want to Change

9 10 MONTH CURRICULUM: Month 1Overview/ historical perspective Month 2Building and Writing a Resume Month 3Being a Global (and Local Citizen) Month 4Expanding Networks Month 5Influencing Others Month 6Public Speaking (Part 1) Month 7Public Speaking (Part 2) Month 8Writing for Multiple Outcomes Month 9Leveraging Technology Month 10Raising and Managing Money

10 THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUCCESS AND FAILURE 1.A steady commitment required with fixed meeting dates; a contract/agreement 2.Acknowledgement of consistent participation; Consequences for inconsistent participation 3.A curriculum in place 4.A student chair that you can ideally meet with in advance of the meetings

11 CURRICULUM AND MATERIAL TO DRAW FROM: Student leadership Challenge Curriculum Harvard Business Review, HBR Ten Must Reads: On Leadership Center for Creative Leadership, Feedback That Works for Non Profit Organizations, Shera Clark 10 Things Employers Want You To Learn in College, Bill Copin The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell

12 CONTACT INFO: Prasant Nukalapati A Better Chance Program Manager, NW Region Keith Wilkerson A Better Chance Senior Program Manager, Mid- Atlantic Region


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