Five Frogs, the organization building a powerful movement of diverse, representative leaders working together for an equitable Connecticut, invites you to participate in Brave, Bold Leadership for a Better Connecticut Leader Convenings! Social impact leaders from across the nonprofit, public and private sectors are invited to join to connect, share ideas, and challenge and support each other.
These conversations focus on leading for equity and advancing innovative change. Featured leaders will share their insights to launch a dynamic group conversation. Registration is limited to 20 people.
Featured Leader: Tanya Rhodes-Smith, Instructor in Residence, University of Connecticut – School of Social Work and Director, Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work
Tanya Rhodes-Smith leads the Institute’s Campaign School for Social Workers, which has trained 2,200+ students, social workers and advocates from across the country to lead in politics; develops evaluated training models on civic engagement as a social work intervention; supports political participation and voter turnout in communities; and advocates for expanded voting rights and access. In 2015, she co-founded the National Social Work Voter Mobilization Campaign (“Voting is Social Work”), which works to integrate voter engagement into social work education and practice.
Tanya’s teaching experience includes Political Advocacy, Political Social Work, and Program Development and Evaluation. She has collaborated on numerous journal publications. She is a proud political social worker, community advocate and campaign volunteer. Her experience includes legislative advocacy, community organizing, research, and leadership development. Tanya also facilitated Five Frogs’ Waterbury Leadership Development Roundtable.