REGISTRATION FOR 2019 CLASS OPENS ON NOVEMBER 16
The Community Economics and Leadership Program is a four-month intensive exploration of community economic analysis and the leadership required for innovation and sustainable growth. The development experience will enhance the capacity of civic leaders, government, and nonprofit organizations' staff to maximize their leadership strengths and improve their ability to solve problems and make extraordinary decisions.
Community Economics & Leadership Program (CELP)
The purpose of CELP is to equip a team of knowledgeable and committed leaders with practical and relevant skills that will enable them to step up and make a difference in their workplace and communities. Changes in technology, demographics, the global economy, and societal values have created many challenges and opportunities in our communities. Engaged, innovative and collaborative leaders are needed to guide civic organizations, local government, and neighborhoods through change, and to address critical issues, as well as seize new opportunities.
The goals of the program are to:
- Explore foundational principles of community economics and the leadership skills needed to create and sustain growth
- Equip leaders with leadership skills to generate solutions to economic, social, environmental and cultural problems
- Equip leaders with strategic and “design thinking” methods that focus on achieving outcomes that benefit neighborhood residents
- Promote collaborative solutions that promote cooperation and resource maximization
- Expand the pool of leaders who will assume active roles in their communities
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This program is designed for:
- Junior to mid-level local and state government employees
- Millennials who want to develop technical skills to empower others
- Board members and staff of community organizations
- Entrepreneurs and aspiring community leaders
Participants will gain a strong background in the civic history of Indianapolis, as well as learn the necessary tools for economic, educational, and business finance development. Participants will receive practical project-based experience using design thinking methods to create innovative solutions to community challenges.
WHAT YOU WILL GAIN AND PRACTICE
After the class, you will be able to:
- Use consensus building tools to align groups behind a common agenda and result
- Build collaborative and trusting networks
- Implement a research-based methodology for changing behavior
- Engage in agile learning and design thinking methods to solve complex problems
- Build your confidence and use your leadership strengths to achieve positive outcomes
- Understand how your community functions economically and how to link and leverage assets into fuller production
Our collaborating sponsor, First Internet Bank will leverage $150 toward the $500 program fee for the first 12 qualified registrations.
Before the class, identify a key leadership challenge in your workplace or community. Choose one leadership module that you will like to research and report how the program has helped you to implement an initiative, including outcomes.
Community Economics & Leadership Program:
REGISTRATION FOR 2019 CLASS OPENS ON NOVEMBER 29, 2018