- July 2007
- Vol. 8, No. 6
Building Collaborative Leadership in Communities
The Leadership in Action Program provides hands-on training for people in a wide range of fields and positions who are already working to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and families. Sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), the Leadership in Action Program works to strengthen leadership and management skills and help leaders learn to collaborate more effectively, move quickly toward common goals, and use data to develop action plans and measure progress.
In collaboration with AECF, a local partner, such as a city task force or citizens' group, first agrees to sponsor an initiative focused on a particular need. The local partner then invites up to 40 participants, including State and local government employees, managers of public agencies, nonprofit directors, child advocates, business people, and community leaders. Guided by Leadership in Action Program faculty, the group participates in nine 2-day sessions over 14 months. The program provides the tools, framework, and skills to develop action plans, identify low- and no-cost solutions, and enlist new partners.
A full description of the program and contact information can be found in an online brochure:
www.aecf.org/upload/PublicationFiles/LAP.pdf (PDF - 433 KB)