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Leadership Development with CenterLink

"When I first became the executive director of the [Center], it was CenterLink that came to my aid. CenterLink provided me with valuable resources, connections, support that helped me grow into a stronger and more capable leader. The entire CenterLink team goes above and beyond to keep local LGBT centers connected to one another while helping to build up the leaders of those local centers. CenterLink has strengthened the LGBT movement." - Jay Maddock, Out Front Kalamazoo

From CenterLink LGBT Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit

CenterLink’s flagship Leadership Summit is being held in Los Angeles, CA, September 19-21, 2019, and will bring together more than 120 of the LGBT Community Center movement’s most influential leaders. The Summit is a learning and development convening for LGBT Community Center CEOs, Executive Directors, and Board Leaders. This year's theme is "Celebrating CenterLink 25: Leading Together with Resilience" which perfectly underscores CenterLink's commitment to connecting Center leaders and propelling growth for individuals and organizations, as well as celebrating CenterLink's 25th anniversary! We are definitely stronger together!

CenterLink’s annual Executive Director and Board Leadership Summit is a three-day event attended by LGBT Community Center leaders from around the world. This event is designed specifically for LGBT Community Center leaders to provide skill development, training, information, peer networking and to create a safe and encouraging environment networking and for sharing and learning best practices, tools, resources and timely information.

Visit the Summit Home Page for information, registration, schedules, and more...

Leadership Summit 

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Leadership Boot Camp

Leadership Boot Camp is an intensive educational opportunity designed specifically for newer community center Executive Directors / CEO’s. Over the course of five days, leaders are provided high quality trainings dedicated to leadership skills development with a focus on financial management, fundraising, board governance and program development and oversight. In an effort to ensure that LGBT center leaders are equipped to effectively manage their centers, this program connects them to both their fellow “new leader” peers and seasoned veteran leaders to create a solid, ongoing network of support through peer mentoring and coaching. If you're interested in more information, please contact us.

Find out more about E.D. Boot Camp 

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Additional Leadership Development Resources

  • Webinar Series
  • Online Peer Networking Groups
  • Members Only Resource Portal
  • And more...