Bloomington Learn to Lead Initiative
What is Bloomington Learn to Lead Initiative?
This free program is designed to empower individuals to become involved in local municipal government including city, school district and nonprofit boards and commissions. Over the course of six months, participants will learn how local government functions and the role nonprofit organizations serve in the community. Leadership skills will be developed through educational sessions and one-on-one mentoring with City and community officials.
Who is a good candidate?
The City of Bloomington is looking for candidates who offer a combination of these profiles:
- Passion and commitment to improving the Bloomington community.
- Desire to learn and develop leadership skills, which can be applied to civic and nonprofit organizations.
- Bring a unique perspective and/or experience as a member of or working with an underrepresented community.
- Strong interest in networking and building relationships with City and local nonprofit staff and elected officials.
The time commitment is approximately 40 hours over a six-month period. Space is limited and participants are expected to attend all sessions.
2017 program schedule
|Program Kick-Off||Monday, May 15||5 – 8 p.m.|
|Government 101||Saturday, June 10||9 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Dinner Session||Tuesday, June 20||6 – 8 p.m.|
|Infrastructure||Saturday, July 15||9 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Dinner Session||Tuesday, July 25||6 – 8 p.m.|
|Safety||Saturday, August 12||9 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|City Services||Saturday, September 9||9 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Dinner Session||Tuesday, September 19||6 – 8 p.m.|
|Community Organizing||Saturday, October 14||9 a.m. – 1 p.m.|
|Dinner Session||Tuesday, October 24||6 – 8 p.m.|
|Capstone Presentation||Monday, November 20||5 – 7 p.m.|
Participants will complete their training with a capstone project demonstrating what they have learned and will share with City Council and their communities.
April 21, 2017. Preference given to Bloomington residents.
Contact Melissa Wurst-Persaud, 952-563-4950