The YNPN Leaders Institute, presented by Civic Scholars Program at the Chicago Booth School of Business, is where the most passionate and innovative nonprofit professionals will come to take their careers and leadership to the next level.
YNPN is an intentionally creative space for developing and connecting the next generation of social change leaders. We like to think of our network-building model as the equivalent of offering a pile of blocks, a lump of Playdoh, pipe cleaners, and pickup sticks to the most expansive young minds in the country. Our approach awakens a diverse cross-section of young people to their potential to create change in their communities, provides them with the skills and experiences they need to meet that potential, and allows them to build connections across differences.
Join YNPN for one of our Deep Dive sessions as part of the 2019 Leaders Institute. Deep Dives are an extended, day-long workshop facilitated by an expert trainer and designed as a "roll up your sleeves" experience that gives attendees a chance to explore their leadership on a deeper level. This year we are featuring two Deep Dive learning opportunities:
Introduction to Systemic Racism
The purpose of this workshop is to explore racism as a systemic, institutional problem of power that goes beyond personal prejudice. Participants will experience first-hand Crossroads' effective methodology for facilitating productive conversations about race. They will also be be introduced to a strategic methodology that can assist people effectively organize to dismantle racism in their institutions. This workshop has been developed and is facilitated by Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training, a recognized leader in the field.
This workshop is designed to significantly advance leaders’ abilities to implement outward mindset ways of working within their teams and organizations, rather than inward ways of approaching problems, which can lead to tunnel vision, silos, and low morale. The training includes tools for building self-awareness, changing mindset, creating accountability for self and teams, and collaborating more effectively. This workshop will be led by Jo Schaeffer of the Arbinger Institute.