Session Schedule – 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Academy

Below is a schedule of session dates and topics for the 2018 Academy. Please note: schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, May 3, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session One:
    • Orientation & Course Overview
    • Getting Acquainted
    • Module: Four Elements of Associating
    • Final Project Preview: Creating a Neighborhood Vision Plan
    • Assign Project #1: Your neighborhood by the numbers

Thursday, May 10, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Two:
    • Servant Leadership in Associations (Guest Presenter: Cherri Peate)
    • Getting Acquainted (continued)

Thursday, May 17, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Three:
    • Debrief Project #1: what do the numbers tell you about your neighbors?
    • Module: How Neighborhood Associations Can Change Neighborhoods
    • Module: Techniques for Gathering Neighbors’ Input
    • Assign Final Project: Creating a Neighborhood Vision Plan
    • Assign Project #2: Three Questions for your Neighbors

Thursday, May 24, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Four:
    • Review Project #2: Three Questions for your Neighbors
    • Module: Marketing & Communications for neighborhood associations (includes Recruiting & Retention)
    • Roundtable Discussion: Your Ideas for Marketing, Recruiting, and Retention
    • Assign Project #3: Neighbor Personas & Marketing Channels
    • Choose Teams

Thursday, May 31, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • No session. Teams do field work with neighbors. (Also enjoy Best Week Ever.)

Thursday, June 7, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Five:
    • Module: Diversity in Neighborhood Associations (Guest Presenter: Christina Brooks)
    • Module: Intergenerational Diversity in Neighborhood Associations (Guest Presenter: Kara McClure)

Thursday, June 14, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • No session. Teams do field work with neighbors.

Thursday, June 21, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Six:
    • Review Project #3: Neighbor Personas & Marketing Channels
    • Module: Nuts and Bolts of Member-Based Organizations (includes voting, officers, bylaws, etc.)
    • Module: Organization types (associations, 501(c)(3)s, and CDCs)
    • Review for Final Project

Thursday, June 28, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Seven:
    • Final Project: share your Neighborhood Vision Plan and ideas