Sexuality Leadership, Community Empowerment, and Consultation
Edited by James C. Wadley, Ph.D, Lincoln University
(A publisher has already been identified)
There are a number of leadership styles and models that exist but none of them specifically address sexuality advocacy, community engagement, or consultation. This interdisciplinary book would bridge the gap between sexuality and leadership studies and could serve as a blueprint for professionals who seek to understand how, when, where, and the rationale for facilitating conversations that empower individuals, couples, families, and communities. The book would speak to strategic planning, community access, and the necessity of working with underserved or marginalized communities using any combination of leadership styles (e.g., transformational, transactional, servant, laissez-faire, democratic, etc.).
Currently, there is no book in our field that educates professionals how to ascend to leadership positions or manage agencies, institutions, or communities through complex issues. Emergent complex issues typically require efficient but sensitive solutions in an environment that is constantly changing. The book would serve as a tool for professionals who want to learn more about risk taking, organizational change, collaborative leadership, and cultural intelligence. This book is a necessary read for anyone who seeks to become a sexuality consultant or serve in a leadership position because of the contributions that will be made from recognized experts in the field. Moreover, what makes this book unique is that within each chapter, contributors will offer how their work may impact communities and constituents who are traditionally under-resourced or have limited access to information that creates positive relational shifts. Education, clinical, and advocacy experts in the field of sexology are invited to contribute chapters to this innovative compendium designed to serve as a medium of empowerment and activism.
There are a number of topics this book can cover and I would like for you to choose a topic that you feel the most comfortable with and is in alignment with your leadership or consultative expertise.
A list of the topics for consideration is listed below:
- Transformational leadership in the field of sexology and the use of creating change through inspiration
- Transactional leadership and management and how rewards (extrinsic and intrinsic) can provide incentives for sexuality growth and change
- Servant leadership and the need for collaborative engagement and sharing of information with colleagues to influence constituents
- Laissez-faire leadership which provides more of a “hands off” approach because it allows constituents to use their creativity to engage others and/or create change
- Democratic leadership seeks input from colleagues and invites them to consider alternative options before decisions are made. In the field of sexuality, this leadership style allows for everyone to share and have input into decisions
- Leadership through social justice, activism, and intersectionality
- Leadership in LGBTQ communities
- Leadership in kink or poly communities
- Leadership in sexuality supervision
- Leadership in sexuality education
- Leadership in the fields of sexuality and spirituality
- Leadership in traditionally marginalized (e.g., racial, ethnic, socioeconomically challenged, etc,) communities
- Women’s leadership
- Leadership and global engagement
- Entrepeneurial and consultative leadership
- Considerations and challenges for developing leaders in the field of sexology
- Ethical considerations of leadership
- The economics of sexology leadership (e.g., securing funding, administration, and budgeting)
- Branding in the field of sexology
- Leadership considerations and challenges using social media
- Strategic planning and capacity building in the field of sexology
- Strategies of access
- The necessity and challenges of leading and facilitating inclusivity
- Addressing privilege in leadership
- Leadership in the era of #metoo and #timesup
- Leadership as performance
- Affective leadership
- Leadership in sex work
- Sexuality leadership, production, and distribution in the arts, media, or cinema
- Leading policy development
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; or by phone at 267-249-9452 if you have any questions or concerns. If you would like to participate in this wonderful opportunity, kindly forward a 2-3 page summary/outline by July 6, 2018.
CHEERS AND THANKS!!