Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) September 20, 2005 -
Â On December 4Â7, 2005 leaders, managers, parents, evaluators, and advocates who want to better understand and lead system and agency change will have a unique chance to increase the value and impact of their work. A three and a half day Community Leadership Institute serving private, public, and not-for-profit sectors will be held in Santa Barbara, California, imparting invaluable new tools for effective leadership in a changing environment.
A seasoned and esteemed faculty leads the training, from past Chief of the federal governmentÂs national office for child and family mental health, to expert consultants specializing in leadership roles in systems of care, to parent advocates and industry-leading program evaluators. Faculty members have all led system change efforts, steering their organizations through the resistance and struggles that inevitably accompany significant change and forward movement.
ÂThis Institute provides vital training that falls outside of the core skill set most of our attendees study to obtain their credentials, or that parents of children with special needs were ever trained for,Â said Center for Community Leadership President Gary De Carolis and author of A View from the Balcony: Leadership Challenges in Systems of Care. ÂSubsequently, they find themselves facing the challenges of leadership without strategies or a roadmap to guide them. Our Institute offers them the tools they need to flourish in the face of these challenges.Â
Community Leadership Institute participants will study the theory, practice and language of leadership. Faculty members share tools to enhance participantsÂ ability to move communities and organizations forward, as well as strategies to inspire action and manage the tension of change. Small group work focuses on new perspectives on personal leadership styles and strengths, and addresses each individualÂs unique leadership challenge.
Past Institute participant Meri Sue Pepper of Families First & Foremost states, ÂInvest in yourself. Invest in your community. This program will challenge and enrich every area of your decision-making skills. You will leave refreshed, motivated and energized for the opportunities ahead!Â
The Community Leadership Institute is sponsored by the Center for Community Leadership and is co-sponsored by Mosaic Network: The Evaluation Solutions Company. The Institute will be held on December 4 Â 7, 2005 at the oceanfront Hotel Mar Monte, in Santa Barbara, California. Participation is limited to 80 registrants to provide a collegial, hands-on environment. Registration fee is $995. Partial scholarships are available. Participants are responsible for accommodations, meals, and transportation. Contact Gary De Carolis to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org or call, (802) 863-9132. Visit us on the web at, http://www.centerforcommunityleadership.com and http://www.mosaic-network.com.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
The Center for Community Leadership works with states, counties, cities, Native American tribes, and public and private agencies. Specific areas of Center expertise include leadership development, strategic planning, managing organizational and system change, cultural competency, and expanding community- and school-based services. For more information on the Center for Community Leadership, please visit http://www.centerforcommunityleadership.com or call (802) 863-9132.
ABOUT MOSAIC NETWORK
Mosaic Network is an evaluation solutions company providing evaluation software and consulting to help evaluate community services and their impacts. The company's GEMS software is used by over 600 government, philanthropic, and similar community based organizations every day to further community well-being. For more information on Mosaic, please visit http://www.mosaic-network.com or call (805) 692-0992.