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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

About the 2022 Leadership Summit

October 20-22, 2022

The must-attend event for LGBTQ community center leaders!

CenterLink’s Annual Leadership Summit, returning to in-person this year, is attended by LGBTQ Community Center leaders from around the world. Our unrivaled conference is designed specifically for LGBTQ Community Center leaders to provide skill development, peer networking, training, and information. We’ve created a safe and encouraging environment for learning and sharing best practices, tools, and resources so you can continue to grow your center and your network. Note: This conference is intended for EDs/CEOs and Board Members only.

Register today! Early Bird registration is a deal at $250 per person (+fees) (must use discount code) for member center ED/CEO's and Board Members when paid by September 5, 2022, 11:59 PM EST. The regular ticket price for member center leaders is $350 (+fees) (must use discount code) beginning September 6, 2022-September 27, 2022, 11:59 PM EST
Not yet a member? Take advantage of our Members Only rates by becoming a CenterLink member today! Register for our conference and join our family and network of LGBTQ community center leaders. Experience a new level of connection and support as you grow your organization. Non-members pricing: $350 (+fees) per person until September 5, 2022, 11:59 PM EST, $450 (+fees) per person September 6-September 27, 2022, 11:59 PM EST.
For more information on the summit, sponsorships, or speaking opportunities please contact Amhir Hidalgo at

Leadership Summit 

Ask CenterLink about the next Boot Camp session

Executive Director Boot Camp

Executive Director Boot Camp is an intensive educational opportunity designed specifically for newer community center Executive Directors / CEO’s of CenterLink member centers and organizations. 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. 

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Additional Leadership Development Resources

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