LRI Announces New RFP for Strategic Planning Services
Leadership Rhode Island seeks proposals from dynamic and experienced consultants or consulting firms to develop, facilitate and guide a process resulting in a Strategic Plan that creates a compelling vision for the future as LRI celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Christine Sheehan, Gallup’s Chief of Staff, Joins LRI’s Board of Governors
The Leadership Rhode Island’s Board of Governors, is proud to announce the election of Christine Sheehan, Gallup’s Chief of Staff, to our board.
Words of Wisdom From Our Departing Board Members
Departing board members Paul Oliveira (LRI ’07) , Alec Beckett (LRI ’11), Angie Ankoma (LRI ’14), and Bob Ferreira (LRI ’11) were asked “What do you look forward to for the LRI of the future or what advice do you have for the board/organization moving forward?”
Leaders We Looked To in 2020
Preparing to transition into 2021, we asked the LRI staff to take one last look at 2020. Each staff member highlighted the Rhode Islander(s) for whom they personally felt embodied the four principles of Gallup’s strengths-based leadership: Trust, Compassion, Stability, and Hope.
LRI Women's Network
LRIWN: Luann Edwards ‘19
The Leadership Rhode Island Women's Network interviewed Luann Edwards (LRI '19), Strategic Marketing Consultant and Founder, Socially Professional. Her Top 5 Clifton Strengths are Strategic, Learner, Context, Connectedness, and Input – 4 of the 5 are in the strategic thinking domain.
Class Speaker Speeches
Thomas C. Baldwin’s 2020 Pi II Commencement Speech
With the waves of Narragansett Bay crashing behind him, Class Speaker Tom Baldwin rallied his class members to reflect on how they've grown through the challenges of this year, and how as a class they will continue to make a difference to each other, and throughout Rhode Island.
Announcing the 2021 Core Program Co-Chairs
Leadership Rhode Island is pleased to announce that Barry J. O’Connor Jr. (LRI '16) and Marcy Reyes (LRI '20) will serve as the the 2021 Core Program Co-Chairs.
LRI Women's Network
LRIWN: Debbie Proffitt, LRI ’16
The Leadership Rhode Island Women's Network interviewed Deborah Proffitt (LRI '16), Vice President, DoD Operations and Business Development at Purvis Systems. Her Top 5 CliftonStrengths are Positivity, Developer, Empathy, Achiever, Connectedness – 4 of the 5 are in relationship building domain.
CLRI graduates prepare to make waves in uncertain times
For recent college graduates, a 25% unemployment rate is a reality that awaits once they have their diplomas in hand. 2020 CLRI class speaker Tommy Heavren, and LRI deputy director Michelle Carr look beyond this formidable obstacle, to the opportunity that awaits on the other side.