2018 Leadership Enrichment for Advancing Professionals (LEAP)

LEAP will be presented by Danosky & Associates, LLC (D&A) and consist of 7 four-hour sessions designed to build a foundation of skills and awareness. D&A facilitators share their experience, expertise, and insights while engaging the proficiencies of all participants; this happens in presentations, group discussions, research and case study analysis, simulations, home assignments, and action-planning activities. The immediacy of the learning experience encourages thoughtful application and experimentation with ideas and best practices. During the 7 four-hour sessions, 3 hours will be instruction and the last hour will be for LEAPERS to discuss the content amongst one-another with D&A facilitators available to answer any questions.

Each session affords the learning-leader the opportunity to take useful, positive actions back to their home shop: 1) apply new skills; 2) utilize new knowledge; 3) moderate incremental change; 4) address transformational change; 5) engage in short- and long-term planning; 6) share content with board and staff; and 7) discuss and share what they have learned together with their fellow LEAPERS. D&A facilitators offer continuity throughout the comprehensive workshop series by providing a platform for appropriate change and incremental improvements through active leadership. Relevant literature and information will also be provided for participants to delve further into the subject matter in addition to what will be presented at the workshops.

LEAP 1.0 Sessions:

Leadership - an Era of New Opportunities
Engage Boards - Strategy, Advocacy & Impact
Tomorrow’s Vision - Today’s Plan
Financial - How Can We Pull This Off
Fundraising - Seizing the Opportunity
Your People & The Work They Do
Communications - Urgency, Issues & Impact
Putting it all Together

View LEAP Complete Program Guide

Meet the 2018 LEAP Facilitators

What LEAP Graduates are Saying

Tuesday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$2,000 per participant. A second participant from the same organization can attend at a discounted rate of $1,200. Foundation scholarships are available by request, reducing the cost to $400 per participant.

LEAP 1.0 Application

Please upload completed applications with required signatures:
LEAP Application Upload

or mail them to:
Julie Scharnberg
Grant and Program Director
P.O. Box 1144
Torrington, CT 06790

Contact your Community Foundation staff at: (860) 626-1245 to discuss your charitable giving options and goals.