Leadership Development

The Center for Leadership Development provides trainings and technical assistance to non-profits to develop skilled and talented staff, and strengthen their overall ability to effectively impact the growing and changing needs of the low income communities they serve.

Current Offerings

Working Effectively With Your Board

BoardWorks, a three-month training program for nonprofit leaders and their board members. Staff and board members will explore strategies for successfully communicating with your board, defining expectations with your board, crafting a pitch for your organization, and making a successful ask. Participants will work toward creating and implementing a personal action plan that is guided by social justice values and incorporates a vision for long-term social change.

Please contact Program Manager Nakia Johnson with any questions.















Learn more about our new learning community for women of color working within the nonprofit sector here.


Courageous Conversations Leadership Development Series





This leadership development series supports community and faith leaders in deepening their understanding of trauma-informed care, incorporating and modeling trauma-responsive practices into their service delivery model, and working more holistically to create healthy and sustainable communities.

In 2018, Courageous Conversations worked with organizations and participants to create a shared framework and understanding of the long-term impact and chronic trauma of poverty on impoverished communities. Through deeper conversations over the period of three months, we will explore the historical and cultural determinants on women of color, nonprofit organizations, and the faith community.

Stayed tuned for our 2019 series!

You may view a list of CLD’s past opportunities by clicking here.