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Pride Leadership Development Program

United Way’s Pride Leadership Development Program was established to identify, train, and promote the placement of LGBTQ+ Individuals on boards, committees, community projects, and policy-making positions in order to ensure the community and organizations are tapping the full potential of the LGBTQ+ community.

Nonprofit board members are often passionate about the objectives of the organization, but it takes more than passion to govern a nonprofit organization. Board members must understand their role within the organization, fundraising tools, and management techniques. As professionals in your field, this leadership training will help you become acclimated to your role as a volunteer, community leader, a board member and enhance your problem-solving skills.


Applications for PLDP are accepted every fall. The training is 3 days in length and the curriculum topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Self-Leadership
  • Board Member Responsibilities
  • Group Dynamics
  • Communication
  • Networking



If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Zahira Diaz at (585) 242-6419 or or Sady Fischer at (585) 363-2824 or


Virtual Program Schedule

  • 1/2 Day Orientation TBD
  • Virtual Program Session Dates October 20 - 22
  • Leadership Development Program 1/2 Day Networking Opportunity in October
  • Graduation Ceremony in November
  • Program participation fee is $399 per individual (class size is limited)
  • ​Participants will get the opportunity to participate on a board, committee, association, or community project for a least one year or one term after graduation.
  • Participants who attend all sessions will receive a certificate of completion.