Center for Collaborative Planning, Public Health Institute
The Center for Collaborative Planning (CCP), a project of the Public Health Institute, seeks to promote health and social justice by building capacity at the community level through leadership development, training, technical assistance, coaching and convening.
Through the Community Leadership Project, the Center for Collaborative Planning provides leadership development training to women in the fields of health, social services or education.
Region Served: San Joaquin Valley
Madera, Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties
Total Award: $175,000
The Center for Collaborative Planning has adapted its signature offering, the Women’s Health Leadership program, to provide training to 50 women leaders of color working in a four-county area of the San Joaquin Valley and at small nonprofit organizations focused on health, social services or education. The project consists of three annual cycles of leadership training with the following components:
- Leadership development plans. At the start of each program year, participants complete a plan to identify leadership goals, expected activities and resources needed.
- Retreats. Each participant is offered up to four retreats during the program year. Topics include strategic visioning, social capital development, policy/advocacy, collaborative leadership, and fund and board development.
- Virtual meetings. Four conference calls/webinars are offered to each cohort.
- Mentoring. Alumni and the other leaders in the field provide mentoring and coaching to current program participants.
The Center for Collaborative Planning recruits applicants through its networks. It prioritizes executive directors, board members and/or senior staff from nonprofit organizations serving low-income communities and communities of color. A committee makes the final selection of participants.
Project Launched: Spring 2010
Connie Chan Robison