The Women’s Community Leadership Initiative (WCLI) offers up to 30 women the chance to unlock their potential to make a difference; through knowing their community better, meeting community leaders and understanding local channels of decision-making, and practicing and refining their own leadership skills. WCLI is open to women of diverse backgrounds; it is offered from January to June, and tuition is covered.
WCLI helps you see your own potential to make a difference, and become a productive contributor to your community.
The program offers women of many backgrounds and often modest income a chance to know their community better, meet community leaders and understand local channels of decision-making, and practice and refine their own leadership skills. The end result: more knowledge of what’s going on, what to do about it, how to do it, and who to talk to in order to get started.
In addition to class time, team activities, personal exploration, visits to important organizations in the community, and meetings with influential community leaders; each class also has the opportunity to work in groups with local nonprofits and agencies to complete valuable strategic projects that help those organizations do their work in the community.
The idea of all of it: a deeper understanding of yourself, a deeper understanding of your community, and a deeper understanding of how you can make a difference in your community.
Class members will gain:
Knowledge of formal and informal decision-making channels within the community
A broad view of critical community issues
An opportunity to practice and refine leadership skills
An introduction to key community leaders and the opportunity to network
“I loved participating and graduating from the WCLI program knowing LPP wants me to succeed as a leader in Colorado Springs. LPP intentionally gave me tools, skills and resources proving their commitment to my future as a woman in leadership. “
Darleen, Class of 2012
“I am comfortable in my role, and between my job and experiences with WCLI I have the confidence to determine where I go from here.”
Susan, Class of 2004
2013 applications were due November 23, 2012. Please contact us if you would like to be notified about applications next year.
Mail: Leadership Pikes Peak, P.O. Box 128, Colorado Springs, CO 80901
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