Tom Scheinfeldt, PhD, Director of Digital Humanities at the University of Connecticut,joins us this week (June 8-12) in Newport for his residency, which explore collaboration, design, and digital humanities.
On May 28, the Catalyzing Newport steering committee gathered for a special workshop on systems leadership and problem-solving with Dr. Peter Senge, senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning.
On Tuesday, June 9, visiting catalyst Tom Scheinfledt, PhD, will give a public talk at Ochre Court Library at Salve Regina University. Tom will explore how a “collaboration first” approach can accelerate new ways of thinking and impact the design and production of scholarly work.
Peter Senge, PhD, senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning, comes to Newport as a Leadership Catalyst on May 28. One of the top management thinkers in the world, Dr. Senge will meet with the Catalyzing Newport steering committee to share his expertise in systems leadership and organizational management. Read his Winter 2015 article in Stanford Social Innovation Review, co-authored with Hal Hamilton and John Kania, examining the characteristics of a system leader and how they catalyze transformation.
Catalyzing Newport steering committee member Morgan Grefe, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Historical Society, reflects here on the November webinar with the Brookings Vice President, Bruce Katz, highlighting the role of history in place making and economic development.
Carol Coletta, the Knight Foundation’s Vice President of Community and National Initiatives, will kick off Catalyzing Newport’s residency program in January 2015. She has written and spoken extensively on the future of cities, including how communities develop, attract, and retain talent.
On September 19, 2014 Paula Maricola—Executive Director at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage—will participate in a salon-style conversation “What does it Mean to Catalyze Culture? Exploring practices that spark creativity, revitalize systems, and generate support for the cultural sector” hosted by Christina Bevilacqua—salonière and director of programs and public engagement at the Providence Athenaeum. The event is open to all board members from Catalyzing Newport’s partner organizations.