What is the LeadershipPLENTY® Institute?
The LeadershipPLENTY® Institute-Waco is a training program developed by Civic Change, Inc. for people who are passionate about improving their community and interested in developing and enhancing their leadership skills to become more effective leaders. Today’s Action Tomorrow’s Leaders (“TATL”), a steering committee established through the Community Visioning Project for the purpose of identifying and equipping leaders in the greater Waco area, implemented the program in 2011 and offers it at no cost to individuals who are selected to participate through underwriting support provided by Waco Foundation. The enhancement of our participants’ individual leadership skills and the cultivation of effective leadership will impact our community and the organizations within it for the better.
Who is LeadershipPLENTY® for?
The LeadershipPLENTY® Institute is a training program developed by Civic Change, Inc. for people interested in developing and enhancing their leadership skills to allow them to work more effectively within their communities and respective organizations. Today’s Action Tomorrow’s Leaders (TATL), a steering committee established through the Community Visioning Project for the specific purpose of equipping leaders, implemented the program in the greater Waco area in 2011 and offers it to individuals who are selected to participate at no cost through underwriting provided by Waco Foundation. The LeadershipPLENTY® Institute-Waco was established by TATL to identify and develop leaders who are passionate about improving our community. The skills gained from the program are useful not only in helping to enhance our community and address important issues, but also serve to develop leaders within both the public and private sectors, as well as within the broader community.
How can you participate in LeadershipPLENTY®?
Individuals can direcly apply to The LeadershipPLENTY® Institute and may also be nominated. A nomination is not needed to apply. One reference form is required to accompany the application, which can be submitted online or sent via email/mail by at least one person you select. Nomination forms are due by Monday, August 14, 2017 and applications are due by Tuesday, August 15, 2017. (Applicants who are nominated are still required to submit a formal application.) The online application can be found here or can be requested by contacting Catherine Haynes Bauer, Director of Leadership Development and Engagement at Waco Foundation, at (254) 754-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants who are selected to be part of the Institute will be notified of their acceptance via email by September 8, 2017.
What is the commitment?
Participants are expected to attend ten sessions over the course of six months that address ten modules of skill development. Sessions are held twice a month from September through February and each module averages four hours in length. Morning and evening sessions are offered the same day to accommodate different schedules, but participants must attend the session they are accepted to (preferences are accommodated when possible). Morning sessions are held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and evening sessions are held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Given the considerable investment to underwrite tuition and coordinate the Institute, graduates are strongly encouraged to either continue serving the community in a tangible way or seek out new opportunities to engage with the community following graduation.
To learn more about The LeadershipPLENTY Institute and to see the 2017-2018 calendar, click here.
To submit your application online, click here. (Applications due August 15, 2017)
To nominate someone else to apply for The LeadershipPLENTY Institute-Waco, click here.
To submit a Reference Form for an applicant, click here.
Applications are due by midnight CST on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. (A nomination is not needed to apply)
Nominations are due by midnight CST on Monday, August 14, 2017.