Congratulations to the CLI 2012 Graduating Class!
The Institute is an annual, tuition-free program for men and women who live, work or volunteer in low-income neighborhoods in the San Antonio area. The experiential, curriculum-based program promotes a transformational, servant-leader model that builds on individuals’ gifts and passion for improving conditions in their communities. From June through November, CLI participants meet one Saturday a month for classroom instruction. The diverse faculty of community leaders and professionals bring a wealth of resources and connections to the classroom that alumni are able to access after they graduate.
CLI participants practice shared leadership and teamwork by collectively planning and carrying out a project before graduation. They develop budgets and written requests for up to $1,000 in seed money. A significant amount of learning and personal growth occurs through this essential component of CLI. A certificate of completion is awarded at graduation only to those who attend a minimum of five (5) training sessions and participate in the class project.
Mission Statement CLI provides community leadership development, training and mentorship — strengthening Texas communities.
CLI 2013 Institute Calendar
June 14 CLI Alumni and Class of 2013 Mixer (6 - 8 pm) welcomes the Class of 2013 to the CLI alumni network and reviews CLI program goals and expectations. CLI Alumni plans for alumni activities.
June 15 Effective Leadership Styles (9 am – 5 pm)
compares traditional, hierarchical leadership roles with participatory, servant-leadership approaches. Uses the Lakota Medicine Wheel to help participants become aware of their personal leadership styles and their strengths and challenges to facilitate working in groups in community.
July 13 Public Speaking & Communicating through the Media (9 am – 5 pm)
uses an experiential approach to improving skills and confidence in public speaking and TV interviews; provides an informative review of local media outlets and options for reaching target audiences.
Aug. 3 Cultural Competency & Coalition-Building (9 am – 5 pm)
provides the latest socioeconomic data and projections, underscoring the importance of recognizing and respecting differences among people; discusses different kinds of coalitions and what goes into building and sustaining them.
Sept. 14 Negotiation Skills & Conflict Management (9 am – 5 pm)
provides tools based on the system of transformative mediation for understanding and engaging conflict in order to achieve the greater good.
Oct. 5 Nonprofit Boards & Effective Meetings (9 am – 5 pm)
reviews basic board roles/responsibilities and the life-stages of nonprofit organizations, and decision-making models to plan and conduct effective, productive meetings.
Nov. 2 Building Family & Neighborhood Assets (9 am – 5 pm)
explores financial literacy and consumer resources, including affordable housing and other community development resources.
Nov. (TBA)CLI 2013 Graduation (6-9 pm) marks the completion of CLI 2013 when teams present their projects and individuals receive their certificates before an audience of some 300 supporters, alumni and family.
CLI 2013 APPLICATION
PRINTABLE CLI 2013 CALENDAR
Please mail your tax-deductable contributions to the Community Leadership Institute
303 East Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, Texas 78283