Leadership Lessons from a Revolution حرية


There have been 27 months of the so-called Arab Spring. Revolutionists throughout North Africa and the Middle East seem weary, wild, worn or valiant. Whatever your take on the politics, you can't deny their stories. What leadership lessons can they teach us? How do people plan when no one has any idea what tomorrow will bring? Shawn Lent has been to the region three times and brings back stories from the organizing of the Ultras, the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo last September, the Tent City in Tahrir Square, the climbing of graffiti concrete walls. In this workshop, we will use images, visual explorers, stories and dialogue to illuminate ten leadership lessons discovered in Egypt (Masr).

Registration includes a networking reception before the presentation with passed appetizers and a drink ticket.

About Shawn Lent

Shawn LentShawn Lent is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, lecturing at the Academy of Arts in Cairo, Egypt. Ms. Lent was Arts Integration Program Specialist at Columbia College Chicago, and has the honors of being selected for the British Council’s Transatlantic Network 2020, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations International Fellowship with the Middle East and North Africa, and the American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy in New York City. Shawn has led projects and workshops in Bosnia, North Ireland, Uganda, Palestine, Egypt, and the UK. During her time in Chicago, Shawn served on the Young Associates Board at Lurie Children’s Hospital, Donna's Good Things, Chicago Arts Educators Forum, and was the Founding Chair of the Associates Board for Links Hall. Shawn holds a Masters degree in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice from Goldsmith's - University of London.


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