The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) today announced it has received support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to lead the implementation for Class Two of the WKKF Community Leadership Network (CLN), an innovative fellowship for local leaders to connect, grow and lead transformational change on behalf of children, families and communities. The 18-month program offers hands-on training, personalized coaching, community-based support and a place-based culminating project experience.
CCL leverages nearly 50 years of leadership development experience in service to positively transforming the way leaders and organizations confront the difficult challenges of our time. CCL’s programs incorporate their proven, cutting-edge leadership research, while engaging each individuals’ priorities and goals. The CLN fellows will gain critical knowledge and skills for navigating today’s challenges and advancing racial equity and racial healing in communities.
“The Kellogg Foundation’s legacy in developing courageous, visionary leaders dates from its very beginning,” said La June Montgomery Tabron, the foundation’s president and CEO. “Our founder recognized that leadership is central to changing communities on behalf of children. The WKKF Community Leadership Network brings knowledge from decades of leadership experience to bear on a primary challenge of our time — how to create equitable communities where all children can thrive. We know that as CLN leaders are transformed, their communities will benefit.”
Applications are now being accepted through Sept. 30 at http://www.wkkfcln.org.
The WKKF Community Leadership Network unites a diverse group of leaders from WKKF’s priority places of Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans, as well as nationally. In addition, fellows become part of a vast network of 1,700+ alumni who can provide ongoing resources and support to effect systemic change.
As a world-class leadership development program, the WKKF Community Leadership Network will equip the next generation of leaders to bridge the divides in our society and build a more equitable future for all.
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