Leaning in to the Future – 5 Questions with Teresa DeFlitch
Utilizing her varied backgrounds in historical research and interpretation, education, and people-centered development, Director of Leadership Development, Teresa DeFlitch creates transformative experiences that introduce people to new perspectives, places, and ideas.
Small Actions, Big Impact: The Rho II’s Social Contracts
Faced with a unique set of obstacles in 2021, the annual Leadership in Action projects for the Rho II Class embraced a new model of Social Contracting, proving that every small action produces ripples of change.
Leadership Rhode Island Adds Two New Team Members
The Leadership Rhode Island team has grown with the addition of Renzo Arteta (CLRI '19) in the role of Training Administrator, and Jawaun Samuels in the role of Engagement Coordinator.
“You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello”, Recognizing Board Transitions
Executive Director Mike Ritz takes a moment to recognize the extraordinary contributions of departing board members Steve Duvel (LRI ‘12) and Mitch Edwards (LRI ‘11) and welcome newest members Hamza Chaudary (LRI '17), Priscilla Gonzalez-Santos (LRI '17), and Greg Garvin (LRI '08).
Class Speaker Speeches
Traci Adedeji’s 2021 Rho II Commencement Speech
In the midst of a year that left many across the globe feeling uncertain and questioning the future, Class Speaker Traci Adedeji reflected on what it means to have "more questions than answers" in her remarks to her Rho II classmates.
LRI Welcomes New Programs Manager
Leadership Rhode Island is proud to welcome Teresa DeFlitch to the LRI staff as Programs Manager. Teresa's varied experience includes developing and leading learning-centered history programs for teachers, students, Congressional staffers and museums.
Class Speaker Speeches
Climb Your Mountain and Make Your Impact
Class Speaker for the 2021 class of College Leadership Rhode Island, David Mota encouraged his classmates to channel the lessons and experiences they had had together to fuel their courage to make change and impact the world.
Make RI Stronger News
The Creative Minds at NAIL Unveil Strengthsmojis
The creative minds at NAIL combined two of their favorite things by pairing the perfect emoji with each CliftonStrength, introducing the world to Strengthsmojis.
Celebrating Our Volunteers: Ensuring Stability in Uncertain Times
In celebration of National Volunteer Month, we want to thank the more than 450 volunteers who have provided LRI with security, strength, support, and peace since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.