Like all before us and many after us, we gathered at Alton Jones on the first morning of our two-day stay, not really sure what to expect. Most of us were more than a little apprehensive. Then the program began...
LRI Women’s Networking Group
LRIWN encourages more alumnae to get involved with our events, not only to be informed but also to reconnect to their LRI roots. In time, we hope to open this forum up to all women in Rhode Island so they may benefit from the networking, activism and voice that is Leadership Rhode Island Women’s Net
A ‘life-changing experience’
Barlow, Manager of Responsible Gaming and Corporate Social Responsibility for IGT, was on the ride-along as an enhancement to the Leadership Rhode Island Core Program, a time-honored tradition for all LRI participants.
LRI looks to create national network
Leadership Rhode Island is generating widespread interest in the co-creation of a national organization that would harness the power of Community Leadership Programs — and their 750,000 alumni — to address societal problems collaboratively, civilly and positively.
Rhody Strengths Tours start rolling
Business and nonprofit leaders from five states recently participated in Leadership Rhode Island’s first-ever Strengths Tour to see firsthand how Rhode Islanders are embracing their strengths to improve job satisfaction, productivity and profits.
Xi II outreach to inform new class’s projects
In a presidential election year, about 60 percent of Rhode Island’s registered voters come out to the polls. In a mid-term election, the percentage falls into the 40s. Compare that to Colorado, which experienced voter turnouts of 72 percent in the 2016 election and 55 percent in 2014.
Speaker David Graziano
Ten months later the GOATS elected David Graziano, Sr. Marketing Manager at CVS Health, class speaker. He had plenty to say at the Xi II commencement and he did it all with wit and a deep understanding of “Leaders as Hosts,” the theme for the 2018 class.
Ting Barnard joins LRI board
Ting Barnard ’15, program co-chair for the 2016 Mu IIs and strengths coach, has been elected to Leadership Rhode Island’s Board of Governors. Barnard, who owns a woman’s fashion line, also works as a marketing consultant and brand ambassador promoting local artists and non-profit organizations.
LRI is a worthwhile investment
It took LRI to help me to see the big picture. I sincerely hope you will enable LRI to expand the lenses people normally use to make decisions, a change that will advance the cause of community-conceived solutions. Working together we can make Rhode Island a center of excellence.