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The Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP) is an intense professional development curriculum that provides a framework to those with an interest and potential to step into leadership roles within our communities. There are innumerable leaders among us of all ages, cultures and walks of life. MCLP focuses on cultivating emerging leaders to strengthen and support our vital and complex community. Emerging leaders are not defined by age but by both intent and action. An MCLP class is composed of  26 individuals who meet for bi-weekly sessions spread over eight months, August through March, every year. Class participants are chosen on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to community issues, desire to learn, and intent to contribute to the community at large.

MCLP's Mission - To develop diverse leaders.

  • To prepare skilled, informed individuals for leadership positions in public, private, educational, political and nonprofit sectors.
  • To foster leadership diversity through community welfare and civic participation
  • To promote inter-community unity

MCLP’s Approach to Leadership Development

  • Professional Leadership Development
  • Community Involvement – Servant Leadership
  • Mentoring and Networking

MCLP Program Sessions – Leadership Instruction

    • Leadership traits − Influence, Coaching, public speaking, etc.
    • Simulation exercises − Poverty, Friday night at ER, etc.
    • Self discovery − Leadership-360, Myers Briggs, & Strength Finder, etc.
    • Panel discussions− Politics, Education, Executive, etc.
    • Leadership in Life− Crisis, Work-Life Balance, etc.

Learn more.

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