In Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, too many people are left out of our public conversations. United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is changing this with Project LEAD—Leadership Effectiveness And Diversity.
This in-depth seven-week training program prepares community members for leadership roles on nonprofit boards and committees, with an emphasis on recruiting participants from underrepresented board populations (women, racially and ethnically diverse, young professionals).
- Learn the basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards
- Understand what is expected of individual board members
- Broaden your professional networks
- Influence decisions impacting our community
Participants will have an opportunity to be connected to agencies with a mission that corresponds to the participant’s personal interests. The program’s goal is to introduce each participant to a nonprofit board within six months of program completion.
Project LEAD is presented by the Diversity Leadership Society. Diversity Leadership Society members serve as participant advisors and instructors for the program.
The Marcus Corporation
Husch Blackwell, LLP
Riverwalk Psychotherapy Associates
Lane Bryant; NexRep
Grant Thornton, LLP
United Leadership Solutions
Tammy Baldwin for Senate
Cleary Gull, Inc.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee Public Schools
Employment Resources, Inc.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
Anita B. Mogaka Consulting
Next Door Foundation
Waukesha Community Arts Project
Justice Point; Mastantuono
Medical College of Wisconsin
Michelle St. Clair
Community Memorial Foundation
Hispanic Collaborative Network
Milwaukee Bucks, LLC
Easterseals of Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee Public Schools
Greater Milwaukee Foundation; YMCA of Greater Waukesha County
Spring 2018 Project LEAD Timeline
All sessions will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
- Friday, March 9, 2018: Applications due.
- Wednesday, April 18, 2018: Introductions & Photo Session
- Wednesday, April 25, 2018: Board Basics & Board Structure
- Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Advocacy & Learning from Experience
- Wednesday, May 9, 2018: Governance & Transparency
- Wednesday, May 16, 2018: Financial Management
- Wednesday, May 23, 2018: A Board's Role in Resource Development
- Wednesday, May 30, 2018: Making the Connection
- Wednesday, June 6, 2018: Learnings in Action
- TBD, Graduation
The application for the Spring 2018 session is now closed. Please check back in June to apply to the Fall 2018 session.
For more information, contact Samantha Mitchell at 414.263.8202 or via email.