The 31 fellows in the 2012 UMass Boston Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) worked with community partners to investigate the theme, “Supporting Healthy Lives and Vibrant Places.” They worked in peer self-managed teams, in order to learn collaborative leadership skills first-hand, while engaging with stakeholders and issues where collaboration makes a difference. Their team projects addressed: best practices in corporate wellness initiatives, outreach to support health care access for homeless people, ways to grow awareness of the wide need for affordable housing, ideas for arts-based local economic development, broader funding sources to support innovative research on poverty, and ways to continue to engage and support ELP alumni as they continue to grow as leaders. Through their team projects, they brought their professionalism, analytical skills, and fresh perspectives to nonprofit organizations that benefit from their commitment and energy.
Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage
DeAngelis, Lisa; Scully, Maureen A.; and Wight, Andrea, "Supporting Healthy Lives and Vibrant Places: Learning about and living the collaborative leadership model" (2012). Emerging Leaders Program Team Projects. 7.
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