Cross-Sector Leadership Curriculum
We believe that all people can be leaders, because leadership is a practice, not a position. Through the leadership education programs at Pepperdine School of Public Policy, we help build the practice of cross-sector leadership by focusing on collaboration and communication across nonprofit, corporate, government, academic, and other sectors.
We build on established tools in the field to help Fellows answer the questions:
- What are my strengths?
- How do I influence and impact others?
- How do I share and receive information and feedback?
- How can I best leverage these aspects of myself in my practice of cross-sector leadership?
9 Cross-Sector Leadership Skills
Through independent research and observation the Pepperdine Cross-Sector Leadership Fellows Program has identified a list of nine universal skills which cross-sector leaders use in their practice:
- Developing Trust
- Managing Power Dynamics & Conflict
- Fostering an Innovation Culture
- Understanding Impact on People
- Taking a Systems Approach
- Defining Results & Using Data
- Sharing Knowledge & Learning
- Using Leverage Points
- Aligning Motivations & Values
Models and Practice of Cross-Sector Collaboration
- By learning with and from leaders practicing cross sector leadership, and those that study, chronicle, and codify their work, leaders will explore:
- What are the known models of cross-sector collaboration and what results are they best equipped to produce?
- What differentiates cross sector collaborations that have had measurable impact from those that have not?
- How have they defined problems and results?
- How do the partners work together? How have the partnerships been structured?