Good Neigborhoods Leadership Academy 2013
The Good Neighborhoods (GN) Leadership Academy is sponsored by the Skillman
Foundation in partnership with the University of Michigan Technical Assistance Center and
Leadership Incorporated. The Academy will engage individuals living and working in GN
communities in a unique training program that builds upon their knowledge gained from
years of direct experience serving their communities.
The Leadership Academy is a three-month training program for individuals living and
working in the six target neighborhoods: Southwest, Chadsey/Condon, Brightmoor, Osborn,
Cody/Rouge and Northend. Only five people from each neighborhood will be eligible to
participate in the training program.
The goals of the Leadership Academy are:
To increase the knowledge and skills of individuals who are working to build
communities where children are safe, healthy, educated, and prepared for success.
To create a diverse network of community leaders who collaborate across
neighborhood boundaries to promote the well-being of children.
There are six days of training on the following dates: March 9 and 23, April 6 and 20 and
May 4 and 18, 2013. In addition, optional skill-building workshops will be held on weekday
evenings so that participants can sharpen their planning, organizing and fundraising skills
in key areas.
Participants are expected to complete the following tasks:
Complete a self-assessment form.
Attend the six seminars and, when possible, the skill-building workshops.
Complete homework assignments.
Have fun on this journey of personal and professional growth.
Participants will learn practical knowledge and skills needed to develop effective
organizations and build strong communities.
Participants will receive a certificate to demonstrate that they have completed the GN
Participants will receive a small stipend to offset the cost of travel and expenses.
THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS February 15, 2013