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.
Shaping Rhode Island’s future, one student leader at a time
Launched in 2004, College Leadership Rhode Island (CLRI) continues to grow to meet the evolving needs of participants and the larger community. At its start, the program offered just four half-day sessions for fewer than a dozen students. This fall, CLRI launched its first full academic-year program
Bipartisan co-chairs led with respect
The idea was pitched as “a lively experiment.” Could a Leadership Rhode Island program committee led by one staunch Republican and one staunch Democrat – with six members from each party – get past their ideological differences and work together? Could they find compromise, common ground, innovation
LRI In the News
From Disengaged to Strength Leader
Mike Ritz, executive director of Leadership Rhode Island, says that since 2014, more than 15,000 Rhode Island employees have taken online assessments designed to identify their strengths.
Meet the 2019 Program Committee Co-Chairs
Introducing the 2019 Program Committee Co-Chairs, Ana Novais (LRI ’04) and Lanre Ajakaiye (LRI ’17) - two Rhode Island leaders with very different backgrounds, skill sets, and perceptions of what makes Rhode Island tick.