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Joyous, effective, transformative leadership for a more just and equitable world.

Latest Episodes

Episode 5: Strengthening Your Leadership Development Program

Earlier this year, Rockwood partnered with the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to release Empower, Change, Transform, a free guide about building successful leadership development programs. So, for the fifth episode of the podcast, we thought we’d highlight the guide. Our panel of guests for this episode are all very familiar with leadership development programs: Abby Saloma, Director, Leadership and Talent for the Schusterman Foundation Sharon Price, Director of Strategic Initiatives here at Rockwood Neil Spears, Executive Director of the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center, and alum of both Rockwood’s Art of Leadership and the Schusterman Fellowship The guests discussed a wide range of topics, including the value of vulnerability in leadership development, the importance of building connection with cohorts, and how not to measure transformation. The panel also referenced a poem by Micky ScottBey Jones called “Invitation to Brave Space”. You can find tha...

32 min2019 DEC 13
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Episode 5: Strengthening Your Leadership Development Program

Episode 4: Edgar Villanueva

In this month’s Leading From The Inside Out podcast, Darlene talks philanthropy, decolonization, family, healing, and music with Edgar Villanueva, Vice President of Programs and Advocacy for the Schott Foundation and author of Decolonizing Wealth. The song in this episode is "Addis Ababa" by The Mini Vandals. Episode Transcript: Darlene: 00:06 Hello, I'm Darlene Nipper, CEO of Rockwood Leadership Institute, and your host for this episode of Leading from the Inside Out. My guest today is Edgar Villanueva, Vice President of Programs and Advocacy at the Schott Foundation for Public Education and the author of Decolonizing Wealth, Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. Edgar, welcome to the podcast. Edgar: 00:31 Thank you. It's a pleasure to be on with you. Darlene: 00:33 Thank you for saying yes. We really appreciate it. I would actually offer you a second to just add anything by way of introduction of yourself that you think I should mention. Edgar: 00:43 Sure. Well, ...

29 min2019 NOV 1
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Episode 4: Edgar Villanueva

Episode 3: Solomé Lemma

In this month’s Leading From The Inside Out podcast, CEO Darlene Nipper and Executive Director of Thousand Currents Solomé Lemma discuss transformational leadership, US perceptions of Ethiopia and the continent of Africa, the changing role of philanthropy, and much more. The song in this episode is "Los Angeles" by Quincas Moreira. Episode Transcript Darlene Nipper: Hello, I’m Darlene Nipper, CEO of Rockwood Leadership Institute and your host for today’s episode of the Leading From the Inside Out podcast. My guest today is Solome Lemma, Executive Director of Thousand Currents and of course a Rockwood alum. Solome, welcome. Solome Lemma: Thank you. It’s such an honor to be here. Thank you for having me. Darlene Nipper: So we’re going to get into more about your work in a minute, but tell me a little bit about your story, like how you got from where you started in life to where you are now. Solome Lemma: I was born in Ethiopia in East Africa and I lived there until I was about 1...

25 min2019 SEP 6
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Episode 3: Solomé Lemma

Episode 2: Lillian Rivera

In this episode, Lillian Rivera, Executive Director of Hetrick-Martin New Jersey, talks about what inspires her, what brings her joy, and her hopes for our collective future. The song in this episode is "Garden" by Spazz Cardigan. Episode Transcript joi foley: I'm joi foley, and I'm your host for this episode of Rockwood's Leading From The Inside Out podcast. joi foley: The guest for this episode is Lillian Rivera. Lillian is the executive director of the Hetrick Martin Institute, New Jersey. She's a writer, advocate, youth ally, and a Latino lesbian wife and mother to two girls. With over a decades worth of experience in youth development, she has facilitated workshops and trainings across the country on working with LGBTQ youth, and was nominated for the Presidential Advisory Council in HIV/AIDS. She's written articles on her work and her life as a Latino lesbian mom for Huffington Post and Feminist Wire. She's an alum of the 2015 Fellowship for Racial and Gender Justice Leaders i...

24 min2019 JUN 28
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Episode 2: Lillian Rivera

Episode 1: Zahra Billoo

It’s finally here! The first episode of Rockwood’s new podcast, with alum and CAIR SF-BA Executive Director Zahra Billoo. Zahra dropped by our offices to talk about joy, family, privilege, music, practicing resilience, and much, much more.

22 min2019 APR 5
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Episode 1: Zahra Billoo

Introducing Rockwood's Leading From The Inside Out Podcast

Yes, you heard that right – Rockwood is launching a podcast! The Leading From The Inside Out podcast will combine classic Rockwood curriculum with alum interviews and tips for leading from a place of love, grace, and power. Stay tuned (and subscribe to our email list) for info on how to subscribe!

1 min2019 FEB 1
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Introducing Rockwood's Leading From The Inside Out Podcast

How to Manage and Honor Anger [Audio + Infographic]

How do we lead when we’re angry? That was the question almost 70 Rockwood alums explored during this Community Call about managing and honoring anger, a topic that has gained interest with many social justice and nonprofit leaders in the months since the election.

--2017 APR 22
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How to Manage and Honor Anger [Audio + Infographic]

Staying Connected: 3 Highlights From The Rockwood Community Call

After the 2016 Presidential Election, Rockwood hosted a conference call for alums and community members to make space for connection and reflection, and to thank our network for its commitment to creating a more just and sustainable world.

--2016 DEC 9
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Staying Connected: 3 Highlights From The Rockwood Community Call
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Latest Episodes

Episode 5: Strengthening Your Leadership Development Program

Earlier this year, Rockwood partnered with the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation to release Empower, Change, Transform, a free guide about building successful leadership development programs. So, for the fifth episode of the podcast, we thought we’d highlight the guide. Our panel of guests for this episode are all very familiar with leadership development programs: Abby Saloma, Director, Leadership and Talent for the Schusterman Foundation Sharon Price, Director of Strategic Initiatives here at Rockwood Neil Spears, Executive Director of the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center, and alum of both Rockwood’s Art of Leadership and the Schusterman Fellowship The guests discussed a wide range of topics, including the value of vulnerability in leadership development, the importance of building connection with cohorts, and how not to measure transformation. The panel also referenced a poem by Micky ScottBey Jones called “Invitation to Brave Space”. You can find tha...

32 min2019 DEC 13
Comments
Episode 5: Strengthening Your Leadership Development Program

Episode 4: Edgar Villanueva

In this month’s Leading From The Inside Out podcast, Darlene talks philanthropy, decolonization, family, healing, and music with Edgar Villanueva, Vice President of Programs and Advocacy for the Schott Foundation and author of Decolonizing Wealth. The song in this episode is "Addis Ababa" by The Mini Vandals. Episode Transcript: Darlene: 00:06 Hello, I'm Darlene Nipper, CEO of Rockwood Leadership Institute, and your host for this episode of Leading from the Inside Out. My guest today is Edgar Villanueva, Vice President of Programs and Advocacy at the Schott Foundation for Public Education and the author of Decolonizing Wealth, Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. Edgar, welcome to the podcast. Edgar: 00:31 Thank you. It's a pleasure to be on with you. Darlene: 00:33 Thank you for saying yes. We really appreciate it. I would actually offer you a second to just add anything by way of introduction of yourself that you think I should mention. Edgar: 00:43 Sure. Well, ...

29 min2019 NOV 1
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Episode 4: Edgar Villanueva

Episode 3: Solomé Lemma

In this month’s Leading From The Inside Out podcast, CEO Darlene Nipper and Executive Director of Thousand Currents Solomé Lemma discuss transformational leadership, US perceptions of Ethiopia and the continent of Africa, the changing role of philanthropy, and much more. The song in this episode is "Los Angeles" by Quincas Moreira. Episode Transcript Darlene Nipper: Hello, I’m Darlene Nipper, CEO of Rockwood Leadership Institute and your host for today’s episode of the Leading From the Inside Out podcast. My guest today is Solome Lemma, Executive Director of Thousand Currents and of course a Rockwood alum. Solome, welcome. Solome Lemma: Thank you. It’s such an honor to be here. Thank you for having me. Darlene Nipper: So we’re going to get into more about your work in a minute, but tell me a little bit about your story, like how you got from where you started in life to where you are now. Solome Lemma: I was born in Ethiopia in East Africa and I lived there until I was about 1...

25 min2019 SEP 6
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Episode 3: Solomé Lemma

Episode 2: Lillian Rivera

In this episode, Lillian Rivera, Executive Director of Hetrick-Martin New Jersey, talks about what inspires her, what brings her joy, and her hopes for our collective future. The song in this episode is "Garden" by Spazz Cardigan. Episode Transcript joi foley: I'm joi foley, and I'm your host for this episode of Rockwood's Leading From The Inside Out podcast. joi foley: The guest for this episode is Lillian Rivera. Lillian is the executive director of the Hetrick Martin Institute, New Jersey. She's a writer, advocate, youth ally, and a Latino lesbian wife and mother to two girls. With over a decades worth of experience in youth development, she has facilitated workshops and trainings across the country on working with LGBTQ youth, and was nominated for the Presidential Advisory Council in HIV/AIDS. She's written articles on her work and her life as a Latino lesbian mom for Huffington Post and Feminist Wire. She's an alum of the 2015 Fellowship for Racial and Gender Justice Leaders i...

24 min2019 JUN 28
Comments
Episode 2: Lillian Rivera

Episode 1: Zahra Billoo

It’s finally here! The first episode of Rockwood’s new podcast, with alum and CAIR SF-BA Executive Director Zahra Billoo. Zahra dropped by our offices to talk about joy, family, privilege, music, practicing resilience, and much, much more.

22 min2019 APR 5
Comments
Episode 1: Zahra Billoo

Introducing Rockwood's Leading From The Inside Out Podcast

Yes, you heard that right – Rockwood is launching a podcast! The Leading From The Inside Out podcast will combine classic Rockwood curriculum with alum interviews and tips for leading from a place of love, grace, and power. Stay tuned (and subscribe to our email list) for info on how to subscribe!

1 min2019 FEB 1
Comments
Introducing Rockwood's Leading From The Inside Out Podcast

How to Manage and Honor Anger [Audio + Infographic]

How do we lead when we’re angry? That was the question almost 70 Rockwood alums explored during this Community Call about managing and honoring anger, a topic that has gained interest with many social justice and nonprofit leaders in the months since the election.

--2017 APR 22
Comments
How to Manage and Honor Anger [Audio + Infographic]

Staying Connected: 3 Highlights From The Rockwood Community Call

After the 2016 Presidential Election, Rockwood hosted a conference call for alums and community members to make space for connection and reflection, and to thank our network for its commitment to creating a more just and sustainable world.

--2016 DEC 9
Comments
Staying Connected: 3 Highlights From The Rockwood Community Call
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