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Loyola’s ASPIRE program to host four-part webinar series for professionals interested in leadership

| By Molly Robey
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ASPIRE, Loyola’s extended learning community online education platform, will host a four-part webinar series, Citizen Leadership in the 21st Century, to explore what it means to be an engaged citizen who seeks to lead change.

During the virtual webinars, guest speakers and panelists will examine four aspects of citizen leadership including dismantling structural and systemic racism, generational leadership transition, stewardship of place, and the impact of technology on society.

“Through our Citizen Leadership in the 21st Century webinar series, Loyola’s ASPIRE learning community provides leaders with a framework for engaging on today’s most pressing challenges and, in turn, through peer dialogue harnessing insights to address the complex problems we face,” said Auburn Bell, associate director of the Center for Continuing Education.

The four-part webinar series includes: 

Dismantling Racism: Where do I Begin? 

Thursday, March 18, from 12:30-2 p.m.

Karsonya "Kaye" Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and African American Studies and founding director of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice, will provide insights about where to begin in the work of addressing racism and its consequences in our society. Kate Ebner, CEO of The Nebo Company, will moderate the event.

New Leadership: Catalyzing Transformation through Generational Change

Thursday, April 15, 12:30-2 p.m.

Michelle Geiss, co-founder and executive director of Impact Hub Baltimore, will moderate a conversation on the perspectives across generations on transforming our society, our institutions, and ourselves. This virtual conversation aims to address how Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z can work together and how leaders can work with generational synergy.

Stewardship of Place: Caring for the Places We Love

Thursday, May 6, 12:30-2 p.m.

During this webinar, panelists will discuss how leaders and citizens can be stewards of our natural resources, towns, cities, and states. 

Unprecedented! The Impact of Technology on Society

Thursday, June 3, 12:30-2 p.m.

Technology experts will discuss what’s next for the future of technology, the potential issues with advancing technology, and how technology can help shape a better world.

The Citizens Leadership 2021 webinar series is sponsored by Constellation Energy, and RCM&D. For more information visit the ASPIRE website

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