Emerging Leaders Program 2014-2015 Part 1 Concludes

LEAP just wrapped up Part 1 of the 2014-2015 Emerging Leaders Program for nonprofit staff this past Friday, December 12, 2014. The Emerging Leaders Program is a three part, six-month program designed to build nonprofit organizational capacity by developing Asian and Pacific Islander (API) staff for future and current leadership and management roles in nonprofit organizations as well as increasing the retention of APIs who are committed to working in the nonprofit sector.

In the first part of the Emerging Leaders Program, participants were able to engage in leadership simulations and interactive problem-solving, as well as with action-planning. They were also able to learn about how to brand, network and build relationships in addition to honing in their presentation skills, understanding in finances, project management, leadership versus management, fundraising, strategic planning, and board & staff relations.

JD Hokoyama leads the first workshop in Part 1 of ELP.

This year's Emerging Leaders Program consist of 17 participants who arrived to Southern California from eight states for the weekly leadership development session. The next part of the program will be on-going for them, as they will receive one-on-one coaching over the next 6 months.

Following after that, part 3 of the program will take place in April 2015. It will be renewal component in which it will give participants the chance not only to reflect upon their growth and development, but also to assess their progress, reconnect with their colleagues, and receive more skill-building, small-group, and action planning sessions. 

We can't wait to see all of our participants again in part 3!

Group picture in front of Kellogg West Conference Center & Hotel in Pomona, CA


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