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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 2021 Leadership Summit

September 20-24, 2021

The must-attend event for LGBTQ community center leaders!

CenterLink’s Annual Leadership Summit, held virtually again 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. 

Register today! It’s a deal at $129.99 per person (+fees) for member center ED/CEO's and Board Members when paid by midnight August 31, 2021. $149.99 (+fees) beginning September 1, 2021. Receive a conference kit with each paid registration sent to you on or before the conference date!
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: $159.99 (+fees) per person, $189.99 (+fees) after midnight August 31, 2021.
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...