Neighborhood Leadership Cleveland started in 1994 and is the flagship leadership program of Neighborhood Leadership Institute. It’s presented in partnership with Cleveland State University.

We are now recruiting for Class 31, looking for new and experienced leaders who want to gain confidence, learn skills, and use their voice to actively participate in effecting change. Participants will come away from the class with a deeper sense of their own purpose as leaders, a greater appreciation for the assets of their neighborhood, and a lifetime connection to the Institute’s network of more than 1,000 other grassroots leaders. Together, they’ll share a common goal—to improve the quality of life for communities in Greater Cleveland through collective leadership and engagement.

Course Overview  NLC is a 19-week course held January through May, 2015. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m., and include a leadership retreat, group projects, coaching, and neighborhood tours.

Key components of the class include
• Finding your strengths, values and leadership style
• Cultural & political history of Cleveland
• Discovering tools and resources
• Understanding systems of power
• Managing conflict and change
• Power and privilege

Leaders are equipped with the skills of building relationships, effective communication, team building, leading groups, framing and presenting ideas, project development, goal setting and how to create change. We discuss the fundamentals of self-awareness, ethics, community organizing, government and system structures, policy and advocacy, equity vs. equality, research and funding for projects, and how community leadership impacts all of these.

For more information contact Jessica Kayse at (216) 658-1355 or Jessica@neighborhoodleadership.org.