July 2015 Newsletter
Eva Moya
A message from the President of the Board:
The Relevance
of our Alliance
By Eva Moya (KNFP-13)

In the 12 years since our founding, the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance has grown to nearly 1,600 fellows in 53 countries, representing 14 different W.K Kellogg Foundation Fellowship programs. The relevance of the KFLA is grounded in its diversity, the international network of leaders, the activism, innovation, and the thinkers and doers who come together to make our communities more just and equitable. KFLA achieves this through innovative network-building, convenings, initiatives, and best practices that help fellows and leaders change the world.

To stay relevant, we actively look for, and adjust to, shifting trends within environment and time. We take time to inform each other, network and embrace “new” or “different” ideas and act. We nurture a culture of fellowship and leadership that embraces relevance as essential to survival, open-mindedness to new ideas and courage to drive change.

Continue reading for our 2015‑16 Programming
Field Report:
Mexico 2015

40 Mexican Kellogg Fellows joined KFLA in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México from June 24th-27th for a gathering held as part of our ongoing Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) initiative. Our goal: provide a space for Mexican fellows to discuss specific issues, strengthen alliances, and develop tangible projects in their local communities.

With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Latin America office, we have engaged over 250 new fellows in our growing LAC network since 2012.

“After four days of working, networking, and sharing new ideas, projects and dreams, I return home with a suitcase full of learning, re-energized and excited to collaborate with such talented people, whom I admire and am proud to call friends. Thanks to all!”
Angelina Martinez (KPFL-02)
More on Mexico 2015: Alliances and Sustainable Development Initiatives for Human Rights

Cuba Travel & Learn 2016

We're excited to annouce that in Summer 2016, amid an era of unprecedented change, Kellogg Fellows have a unique opportunity to travel & learn in Cuba. This nine-day trip will be guided by Professor Evelyn Hu-DeHart (KNFP-05), who has just returned from a half-year of in-depth research in Cuba.

The Kellogg Fellows Community

Reggie Nichols (KILP-02)Reggie Nichols (KILP-02)
The KFLA Network connected me to the next step in my career: I was absolutely amazed and pleasantly surprised when I saw the opportunity posted on the KFLA site by my dear colleague Dr. Betty Overton-Adkins. I called and applied for the position. After a nationwide search, I was selected as Chief Academic Officer. Dr. Overton-Adkins even provided a reference for me.

If you are looking for fellowship opportunities, professional development opportunities, coaching opportunities, job opportunities, or even broader ways to connect – check out the KFLA opportunities. More:  Read the rest of Reggie's post »

Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is a Kellogg Fellow (KSAL) and is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, having also served as Deputy President of South Africa. She has devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice.

Dr. Mlambo-Ngcuka will join Kellogg Fellows at the November Global Networks Forum in Miami.

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Advancing Women's Leadership
November 17-19 | Miami, Florida

KFLA is delighted to announce and invite Kellogg Fellow women from around the world to attend the first Global Networks Forum on Advancing Women’s Leadership, a global gathering of the alumnae of Ashoka, Eisenhower, Kellogg, Harvard Loeb, and German Marshall Memorial fellowships.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka: Under-Secretary General and Executive Director, U.N. Women | Kellogg Fellow (KSAL)

  • Dr. Donna Shalala: President, Clinton Foundation, former U.S. Secretary, Health and Human Services

in the Kellogg Fellows Community

Alma AdamsAlma Adams (KNFP-11)
You're Invited: Join KFLA and George Pruitt (KNFP-12 & 15 Advisor) for a reception in Washington, DC in honor of the accomplisments of Congresswoman Alma Adams (KNFP-11) on July 29. More:  See Details & Be sure You've RSVPed »

Martha LeeMartha Lee (KNFP-15)
Fellowship opportunity: For our Fellows and your networks in Europe, the German Marshall Fund issues a call for nominiations for the Marshall Memorial Fellowship. More: Details & Nomination Form »

Jaron CurtsingerJaron Curtsinger (KFLA Team)
Publication opportunity: KFLA is authoring a Monograph on Leadership and Change, drawing upon the experience of Kellogg Fellows. We’re looking for collaborators to help us share Fellows’ individual and collective leadership practices! More:  Interested in joining this project? Let us know! »

Have an opportunity to share? Login into the Kellogg Fellows Community! If you have any questions contact info@kfla.org

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In this issue:

Letter from the Board President
The Relevance of Our Alliance

Mexico 2015 Report
The outcomes of a convening of 40 Fellows in Chiapas, Mexico

Fellow Spotlight
Meet Phumzile Mlambo‑Ngcuka (KSAL), Executive Director of UN Women

Global Networks Forum
KFLA Invites you to attend the innaugural Global Networks Forum on Advancing Women's Leadership

Fellows Community In Action
A sucess story from the online Kellogg Fellows Community

Check out the latest opportunities in the Kellogg Fellows Community