Community Economics and Leadership Certificate Program (CELP)
Community Economics & Leadership Program (CELP) is a four-month intensive leadership and capacity building program that enhances leaders’ ability to understand the economics of their community and develop human-centered design skills to maximize their leadership strengths. This program is an investment in mindset change that creates meaningful perspectives. The experience develops resilience and cultivates improved understanding of the ongoing community context to solve problems and make the right decisions.
Why is the Program Needed?
- Changes in technology, the future of work, changing demographics and societal values have created many challenges and opportunities for new and aspiring leaders
- The Millennial Generation (92 million) outnumber the Baby Boomers (77 million) in the American workforce. As digital natives, they are skilled in connecting and building relationships. As they move to leadership roles, they need to develop technical skills to influence and empower others to succeed.
- Build a pipeline of purposeful leaders with skills to facilitate collaboration across systems.
Who Should Attend?
- Mid-level local and state government employees
- Millennials who want to develop technical skills to empower others
- Community Development practitioners
- Entrepreneurs and aspiring community leaders
What You Will Learn and Practice:
- Your Personality Style and Leadership Strengths
- Group Dynamics and Conflict Competence
- Dialogue Skills and How to Hold People Accountable
- How to Design Human-centric Solutions
- Project Management Basics
- Community Economics and the Future of Work
- The Six-step Behavior Model to Change Anything
- Local Government and Civic Engagement
- Entrepreneurship and Business Development
- How to Engage Constituents Using Facilitative Leadership Skills
- City of Indianapolis
- INDY CHAMBER
- Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
- Local Initiative Support Corporation
- Indiana Department of Workforce Development
- Employ Indy
- Leadership United
- Indy Black Chamber of Commerce
Individuals need not be well-rounded. Teams should be!
- We seek participants who will invest in ten days of learning and development
- Complete application process
- Present community or personal work product to graduate
- Registration for 2020 Class opens, Friday, November 15, 2019
- Registration is $500
- First twelve registrants receive $100 credit
- Three need-based scholarships will be awarded
- Anticipate at least two online sessions and a field trip
We are pleased to announce our new sponsoring partner, Fifth Third Bank.
Contact: George Okantey, MPA, CPLP®
317-275-9263 or email@example.com