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 2020 Leadership Summit

The must-attend event for LGBT community center leaders!

CenterLink continues to actively monitor the incidence of COVID-19 in our region and across the nation. As we reviewed and evaluated the current situation, it has become increasing clear that offering the Leadership Summit virtually is the best decision at this time to safeguard the health and safety of all involved in this program. This will be the first time ever offering the Summit in an online setting and it will be expanded from a three-day in-person program to a five-day virtual experience, October 19-23, 2020. Additionally, the fees to participate have been reduced.

Adding two days to the program will allow CenterLink to offer the Summit in a way that is highly interactive and engaging, with shorter program days. 

We understand that for many, the opportunity to participate in the program online will be great news. Others may wish to wait to participate in a traditional in-person offering (next in person offering of the Leadership Summit has been planned for September 2021 in Denver). We hope you will opt to participate in both!

In order to provide you additional time to consider participation in this new format lasting over five days, we are extending our deadline for registration until September 15, 2020. Please watch your email for more details about registering and programming COMING SOON!

This new format will allow CenterLink to offer a special reduction in fees for the 2020 program. The fee to participate in the online Leadership Summit will be $100 for non-members and $79.99 for members. This will include access to our month-long E-Summit as well. Fees include the five-day virtual program AND the access to custom training tools for all Summit programs including PowerPoint slides, curricula notes, and resource handouts.

For more information on the summit, sponsorships, or speaking opportunities please contact Julia Landis at julia@lgbtcenters.org.

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 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...