2021 Philadelphia African American Leadership Development Forum (PAALDF) Applications

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Philadelphia African American Leadership Development Forum
Powered by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s Impact Fund

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Created in 2017, the Philadelphia African American Leadership Development Forum (PAALDF) is an innovative program, which is sensitively designed exclusively for African American nonprofit leaders. It includes classic leadership training content and exposure to regional and national thought leaders in the nonprofit field. This highly interactive program is completely facilitated by African American presenters, panelists, and subject matter experts.

At the heart and soul of PAALDF is a commitment to provide a safe platform for honest and hard-hitting discourse about “Leading While Black.” Braided into each session is a strong focus on the unique needs, perspectives, issues, opportunities, and challenges of African American leaders. This program is designed to:

  • Build greater capacity within African American nonprofit leaders to support the development and execution of their leadership skills
  • Build greater capacity among African American nonprofit leadership and organizations to better serve the African American Community
  • Cultivate and align African American leadership to create communities of their peer to promote communication and information-sharing across sectors
  • Deepen relationships with the broader philanthropic community and public and private sectors in an effort to become less transactional and more transformative
  • Expose African American leaders to best practices and strategies for their application

The Urban League of Philadelphia partnered with the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr College (NELI) to develop PAALDF. It was created in response to the findings of the study funded by United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s Impact Fund and conducted by the Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum, “How African-American-Led Organizations Differ from White-Led Organizations: Research Report on African American Nonprofit Organizations in Philadelphia.”

View Application Criteria & Program Dates

  • Applications are due on February 12th, 2021
  • Qualified applicants will be invited to a virtual interview between: Monday, February 1 – Friday, February 19, 2021
  • Acceptance letters are emailed to participants during the week of February 22, 2021

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If you have questions about the program, please contact:

Kathy Epps
Urban League of Philadelphia
Director of Operations
Phone: 215.985.3220 x236
Email: kepps@urbanleaguephila.org

 

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