Session Schedule – 2017 Academy

Interested in joining us for the 2017 Neighborhood Leadership Academy? Here’s a preview of what you can look forward to. Please note: schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session One:
    • Academy Overview: the Four Elements of Successful Community Organizations
    • First Element of Successful Community Organizations: Leadership
    • What’s in your Cake: the Ingredients of a Healthy Neighborhood (Intro. to Asset-Based Community Development, ABCD)

Thursday, Sept. 28, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Two:
    • Asset Mapping
      • Introduce Team Project #1: Asset Mapping
    • Second Element of Successful Community Organizations: Membership & Organizational Development
    • Recruiting

Thursday, Oct. 5, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • No session. Teams work on Team Project #1

Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Three:
    • Team Share #1: Asset Maps
    • Team Building
    • Meeting Facilitation

Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Four:
    • Third Element of Successful Community Organizations: Shared Mission, Vision, and Goals
    • Setting Goals
      • Introduce Team Project #2: Recruiting and Setting Goals
    • Campaign Planning

Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • No session. Teams work on Team Project 2: Recruiting and Setting Goals.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Five:
    • Team Share #2: Recruiting and Setting Goals
    • Fourth Element of Successful Community Organizations: Taking Effective Action
    • Influencing Local Government
    • Who’s Got the Power: Mapping Power for Community Change
      • Introduce Team Project #3: Mapping Power / Local Government

Thursday, Nov. 9, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • No session. Teams work on Project #3: Mapping Power / Local Government

Thursday, Nov. 16, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Six:
    • Team Share #3: Mapping Power / Local Government
    • Action Planning
    • Campaign Evaluation
    • Introduce Team Project #4: Final Presentations of Action Plans

Thursday, Nov. 23, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • No session (Thanksgiving).

Thursday, Nov. 30, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Session Seven:
    • Four Elements of Successful Community Organizations (recap)
    • What’s Next: From “Organizing” to “Organization”
    • Servant Leadership

Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • No session. Teams work on final presentations.

Thursday, Dec. 14, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • Session Eight:
    • Final Team Presentations
    • Graduation Celebration