The Edward Coleman Leadership Institute
The first public initiative launched was The STAND Foundation Edward Coleman Leadership Institute, which provides leadership training in the areas of personal, career and leadership development over two years.
In the first year participants attend a minimum of four day-long training sessions, augmented by Internet-based training between sessions. In addition to a focused curriculum, participants complete a community service project plan which they are encouraged to implement in their communities. In the second year participants are matched with professionals in their field of interests for online mentoring. Mentors play a vital role in shaping successful and committed leaders.
At these leadership training sessions, participants hear from some of the most qualified leaders in the state who reiterate the curriculum areas to the participants through their professional experiences. The program is for young and transitioning adults 20 years and older. A graduation ceremony is also held for participants to recognize their accomplishment.
Leadership Institute Benefits
Skill training on public speaking, eliminating much of the ummms and ahhhhs, addressing the fear of speaking to groups or crowds. In addition, being prepared to speak at any time in case called upon (Always be ready mode).
Skill training in setting goals now not tomorrow, follow through with your plan, writing your short and long term goals, help you evaluate were you are now compared to were you thought you would be, help you start setting your goals
Skill training in taking the initiative to know someone else’s task or duties in case he or she falls sick or go on vacation, to make a difference in your community, to network, go to public forums, events, social network parties, make connections, to follow through with your goal setting plan or plans
Skill training in researching information on non-profit organizations, how to start a business plan, what is needed to develop a non-profit or for profit, how much does it cost to start a non-profit or for profit, licenses, and permits