Leadership Exchange Series


Program Description

Strong leadership is critical to the success of Interstate Commission for Juveniles. The second cohort of the ICJ Leadership Exchange Series will provide current and emerging leaders opportunities to collaboratively learn from and with others. Participants will develop leadership competencies with the focus of integrating a race and equity lens into their work.

The Leadership Exchange Series will equip participants with the tools needed as they move from talk to action. Participants will develop a personalized leadership action plan that identifies and addresses adaptive and technical challenges. They will strengthen their capacity to use data for addressing disparities including racial disparities.

Program Structure

The Leadership Exchange Series will be held virtually via Zoom. Participants will engage in twelve 90-minute sessions. Readings and coursework will be assigned prior to each session to ensure participants make progress towards their individual plan. Core to the Leadership Exchange Series are two frameworks:

  1. The Theory of Aligned Contributions contends that it is more likely that measurable population level change will occur when the right group of leaders use specific skills to align their actions and make contributions to a specific result.
  2. The Person-Role-System framework is used to address common barriers to aligned action. Leadership is influenced by a person’s individual preferences, style, personal and professional experiences as well as the role he or she plays in formal and informal systems.


The Leadership Exchange Series builds upon the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s ResultsCount framework and will provide participants the opportunity to strengthen the following competencies of results-based leaders:

  1. Be results based and data-driven, establishing clear targets and using data to assess progress and change course as needed.
  2. Bring attention to and act on disparities, recognizing that race, class and culture impact outcomes and opportunities for all youth.
  3. Use oneself as an instrument of change to move a result, based on the belief that individual leaders are capable of leading from whatever position they hold.
  4. Master the skills of “adaptive leadership,” which makes leaders aware of the impact of values, habits, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors associated with taking action to improve results.
  5. Collaborate with others, understanding that the capacity to build consensus and make group decisions enables leaders to align their actions and move work forward to achieve results.

Application & Eligibility:

The Leadership Exchange Series is open to 20 current and emerging ICJ leaders. Priority will be given to Commissioners, Designees, Compact Administrators, and Deputy Compact Administrators. The application period is now closed for the 2022 Leadership Exchange Series Cohort.

Facilitator: Hasan Davis                                               

Meeting Day: Last Tuesday of each month                         

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST

Meeting Structure:

  1. Welcome and check in via chat – 5 minutes
  2. Where we’ve been and where we’re going today – 5 minutes
  3. New content and engagement – 60 minutes
  4. Applying content to Personal Leadership Plan (Journal/Dyads/Small Groups) – 10 minutes
  5. Forecast homework and next session – 5 minutes
  6. Check out via chat – 5 minutes

Required Texts: (Provided by the Commission)

Choose Results! Make a Measurable Difference Through Aligned Action, Raj Chawla (2018)

Trying Hard Is Not Good Enough, Mark Friedman (2009)


Program Calendar







Establishing the Container and Results

Establish the group; Person Role System via bio poem; Introduce the Personal Leadership Plan



Self as Instrument of Change     

Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)



No Meeting — Happy Holidays!




Results-Based Leadership

Introduction to the Five Competencies; Visioning of the skills to develop during the program



Results-Based Accountability Framework: Part 1

Integrating RBA into your Personal Leadership Plan



Deeper Dive: DATA as a Tool of Leaders (Data Walk)

Integrating data and measurable changes into your individual leadership plan



Results-Based Accountability Framework: Part 2

Integrating RBA into your Personal Leadership Plan



Unpacking Equity

Identifying and acting on disparities; Incorporating an understanding of equity, bias, and intersectionality into Personal Leadership Plans



Deeper Dive: Theory of Aligned Contributions

Identifying partners in your work to accelerate your outcomes



Effective Communication

Understanding how to use information about personality types to improve communications; Difficult conversations



Managing Conflict and Building Trust

Develop skills for conflict management and trust building to enhance leadership



Self-Care and Self-Compassion

Understand the importance of self-care and self-compassion for leaders



Adaptive Leadership: Collaborate with Others

Celebrate your leadership growth and your Personal Leadership Plan

Facilitator Information

The Leadership Exchange Series will be facilitated by Hasan Davis. Hasan previously served as the Commissioner of Juvenile Justice for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Vice Chair of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice. He has transformed organizations and public systems to ensure they have the capacity to not only meet the needs of the children and families they serve, but also are transparent and set metrics and methods of accountability.

Hasan holds the belief that each child can and will succeed as long as adults and systems in their world create hope. Starting as a counselor and a teaching artist, and through his years as a youth development specialist, Hasan has transformed the attitudes and strategies of family members, system leaders, and community members. He brings into his work a powerful combination of passion, caring, and leadership to craft a refreshing, common-sense roadmap to help all youth achieve their dreams, no matter the odds.