Rockwood Leadership Institute
The nationally recognized Rockwood Leadership Institute delivers best practices and methodologies in leadership development to the nonprofit community. Rockwood’s vision is to develop thousands of inspired social change agents trained in partnership, communication, conflict resolution, team building, planning and producing powerful results.
Through the Community Leadership Project, Rockwood supports leaders of color who participate in an intensive leadership development program.
Regions Served: Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Central Coast and San Joaquin Valley
Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus and Tulare counties
Total Award: $300,000
Rockwood supports 18 leaders of color each year (54 over three years) through an ongoing leadership development offering, the Fellowship for California Leaders of Color program. Fellows participate in a suite of coordinated activities including two multi-day leadership retreats, peer coaching and other leadership support over the course of four to eight months. The program provides tools on communication, emotional intelligence, self-management, team building, coaching and visioning skills.
Rockwood designed the program to more specifically meet the needs of community-based leaders of color in California, and is incorporating these new approaches to enhance its core offerings for all audiences based on shared learning on how race and power affect leadership.
Participants must be nominated for the program; self-nominations are accepted. Rockwood staff review the nominations, invite individuals to apply, review applications, and conduct interviews.
Project Launched: Summer 2009
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