Ladder to Leadership

    Ladder to Leadership is an in-depth capacity building program aimed at strengthening the leadership skills of mid-career professionals. Through an innovative, 16-month curriculum, the program dually enhances the leadership capacity of the nonprofit organizations supported by the Foundation.

    Community Memorial Foundation partners with the Center for Creative Leadership to sponsor the Ladder to Leadership program. Initially developed with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the program focuses on cultivating the leadership potential of emerging leaders by training them in skills related to:

    • influencing systems
    • bringing about organizational change
    • adapting innovations from other fields
    • creating more client-focused services
    • working across traditional organizational boundaries

    Participants receive support to enhance their skills through a series of courses, mentoring, action learning projects and individual professional coaching.

    In 2018, this intense and comprehensive leadership development program will be offered to 16 emerging nonprofit leaders in preparation for future senior-level roles at organizations serving the Foundation’s target communities. For more information, please download the brochure and application below.

    Applications for the 2018-2019 Ladder to Leadership program are due by 5:00pm on March 1, 2018.


    For more information on the Ladder to Leadership program, please contact Foundation staff at 630.654.4729.

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