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Leadership Development

ORGANIZATIONS WITH DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION PROGRAMS ARE 35% MORE LIKELY TO HAVE HIGHER ROI

Let United Way Leadership Development Programs (LDPs) programs help you build a diverse group of leaders with a broad perspective. United Way’s four LDPs infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion into workplace leaders, on boards and committees, and in volunteer service positions. Participants will learn about: Self-Leadership; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Board Responsibilities; Social Issues.

COST: $399 per participant | 5 full days once a week for 5 weeks - Combined orientation and graduation ceremony.

Registration for 2022 programs is now open.

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United Way Leadership Development Programs

AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (AALDP)

The African American Leadership Development Program (AALDP) increases the number and broadens the participation of African Americans in leadership roles in the community.

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LATINO LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (LLDP)

The mission of the Latino Leadership Development Program is to identify, train and promote the placement of Latinos in leadership positions of community organizations in order to ensure these organizations are tapping their full potential.

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EMERGING LEADERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (ELDP)

The Emerging Leaders Development Program focuses on the development and application of effective leadership skills to ensure the community and its organizations are tapping the full potential of our local young professionals.

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PRIDE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PLDP)

The PRIDE Leadership Development Program (PLDP) is designed to broaden the participation of the LGBTQ community in influential volunteer leadership roles within the region.

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United Way Leadership Development Partnerships

DEVELOPMENT OF INDIAN-AMERICAN LEADERS (DIAL) PROGRAM

The DIAL Program is a partnership with United Way that identifies, trains, and promotes the placement of Indian-Americans in leadership and policymaking positions of community organizations.

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ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (APALDP)

The Asian Pacific American Leadership Development Program (APALDP) is a partnership with United Way that focuses on increasing and broadening the participation of Asian Pacific Americans in civic and volunteer leadership roles in the community. The program encourages community awareness, leadership, and networking in the Asian-Pacific community.

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UNION COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE NETWORK (UCAN)

For more than 40 years, AFL-CIO Community Services goal has been to expand labor's presence in our communities. Throughout the program, which is a partnership with United Way, UCAN participants look at how union members can assist one another by familiarizing themselves with the resources available to them.

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The Leadership-Equity-Advancement-Development (LEAD) Mentoring and Coaching Program has been established and is the first-ever mentoring and coaching program exclusively for alumni of United Way’s AALDP and LLDP.

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Register today to join a nonprofit board! BoardStrong is an online board matching platform available to our Leadership Development Program graduates. This board service connects talented individuals who want to help our community with nonprofit board opportunities. Consider taking the free “Good Practices for Good Boards” course available on BoardStrong. Click here to set up your profile today at BoardStrong.