Relationships are at the core of collaboration. This session will explore the relational dimensions of collaborative leadership and discuss how relationships are shaped by the way we communicate, share information, and engage in collective action.
Collaborative Connections: Building Meaningful Relationships
Dr. Amy Mickel earned her doctorate from University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. She has been a full-time faculty member at Sacramento State since 2000. She has taught in MBA programs domestically and overseas and in the inaugural CA Parks Leadership Development Program. Her research is published in prestigious and international journals such as Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Journal of Management Education, and Journal of Management Inquiry. Dr. Mickel has also served the State of California and other organizations as a principal research investigator and consultant, including California Department of Parks and Recreation (Division of Boating &Waterways and OHMVR Division), Delta Protection Commission, and One Tam (Marin, CA). The most recent projects she has completed include: (a) 2018 California Boating Facilities Needs Assessment (Ten Volumes), (b) Recreation & Tourism in the Delta (2019) for Delta Protection Commission, and (c) Generating, Scaling Up, and Sustaining Partnership Impact: One Tam’s First Four Years (2018) and Partnership Impact Evaluation Guide (2019) for One Tam and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
The Lincoln Institute
The Lincoln Institute
Chandni Navalkha is the Program Manager for Land Conservation Programs within the Department of Planning and Urban Form, where she works on projects to advance and accelerate the enduring protection of land and water resources worldwide. Prior to joining the Lincoln Institute, Chandni was a fellow with the Sri Lanka Program for Forest Conservation, conducting research on the impacts of conservation on local livelihoods near the Sinharaja World Heritage Site. Chandni has worked for organizations in North America, Latin America, and South Asia supporting urban, peri-urban, and rural communities involved in voluntary land and resource conservation, and earlier in her career worked in change management for private and public sector organizations as a consultant with Accenture. She holds a Master’s in Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics from Cornell University.