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Collaborative Leadership in Action: A Public Symposium

photos of some of the panel presenters - Kristin O'Malley, Luis da Costa, Ben Levy and Andy Lam - with name of event: Collaboration in Actio
Event Date: June 19, 2017 - 8 a.m.
Event Type: Open to public
Location: UMass Boston, Campus Center Ballroom
Event Cost: Free and open to the public

Effective leaders must be prepared to deal with a climate of ambiguity, constant change, and limited resources. How does the Center for Collaborative Leadership prepare rising leaders -- from some of the major organizations in Massachusetts -- for these challenges? Find out on June 19th. Join us for an interactive public forum to learn about how the challenges that arise from working in diverse, cross-sector teams can become an important and effective way to harness the type of collaborative leadership skills needed for today.

This public forum will be presented by fellows in the Center for Collaborative Leadership's Emerging Leaders Program who worked with various local organizations for 9 months to help them address their issues.

They will cover topics such as: 

  • Operating with limited resources
  • Managing ambiguity
  • Working comfortably with diverse participants
  • Working in areas outside your expertise
  • Collaborating with multiple stakeholders, and
  • Reflecting on your personal leadership style and experience

Our presenters and team project sponsors include: 

Kristen O'Malley of the MCCAPresenter: Kristen O'Malley, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
Team Project: Provide recommendations for an Ambassador Training Program to increase the Boston Athletic Association's impact. 


Andy Lam of the Boston GlobePresenter: Andy Lam, Boston Globe
Team Project: Provide a strategically crafted vision to position the UMass Boston Center for Social Policy to take on work it’s best at.


Luis da Costa of Boston Medical Center HealthNet PlanPresenter: Luis da Costa, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
Team Project: Develop a plan for longer-term sustainability for the Institute for Community Inclusion's Community Life Engagement Project, which promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities.


Trevor Tessin of EversourcePresenter: Trevor Tessin, Eversource
Team Project: Strengthen the case for government funding of the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) which invests in demand-driven programs designed by industry sector partnerships that train and place unemployed and underemployed workers.


Darren Carmon of State Street CorporationPresenter: Darren Carmon, State Street Corporation
Team Project: Review local leadership programs and provide recommendations to expand awareness and visibility of the UMass Boston Center for Collaborative Leadership's offerings.


Ben Levy of BoathousePresenter: Ben Levy, Boathouse Group
Team Project: Work with Stop Handgun Violence and multiple stakeholders to help influence legislation as well as focus on implementing common-sense gun laws in other states.


Sam Silta of the Boston Police DepartmentPresenter: Sergeant Sam Silta, Boston Police Department
Team Project: Look at existing models and best practices that address the federal regulations around safety and inclusiveness on college campuses to implement through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at UMass Boston in order to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for all students, staff, faculty and the extended community.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit two weeks prior to the event.