the 30th edition of the Inspiring Leaders Awards Luncheon,
Leadership Rhode Island is proud to recognize leaders in our community who have
been effective conveners, facilitators, bridge builders, and alliance creators,
in keeping with the 2018 theme of “Leaders as Hosts.”
defined by Margaret Wheatley, hosting leaders must:
Provide conditions and good group
processes for people to work together;
Provide resources of time, the scarcest
commodity of all;
Insist that people and the system learn
from experience, frequently;
Offer unequivocal support- people know
that the leader is there for them;
Keep the bureaucracy at bay, creating
oases (or bunkers) where people are less encumbered by senseless demands for
reports and administrivia;
Play defense with other leaders who want
to take back control, who are critical that people have been given too much
Reflect back to people on a regular basis
how they’re doing, what they’re accomplishing, how far they’ve journeyed;
Work with people to develop relevant
measures of progress to make their achievements visible;
Value conviviality and esprit de
corps– not false “rah rah” activities, but the spirit that arises in any
group that accomplishes difficult work together.
her work at Navigant Credit Union, as well as her role as City
Councilwoman At-Large for the City of Pawtucket, Sandra has demonstrated a
natural ability to bring diverse groups together to effect positive change.
She is a graduate of LRI’s Leadership Central Falls program
in 2012, where she worked collaboratively with others to help better the City of Centrals Falls. Sitting on the Board of
Directors of both the YWCA of Rhode Island and Latino Public Radio, she has been a consistent
advocate for women and the Latino community. Leadership Rhode Island is proud
to recognize her on March 22nd for her valuable contributions to our state.
join us at the Providence Marriott Downtown as
we celebrate Sandra and other leaders as hosts who are yet to be announced.
Tickets and sponsor packages are available at lriluncheon.eventbrite.com.