Resident Leadership ProgramMake a difference today! Be a leader in your community.
The primary goals of this program are to transfer concrete leadership skills to New Haven residents, create a space for participants to share their experiences with one another and increase their sense of being agents of change. One key to achieving these goals starts with the fundamental belief that participants and the communities they represent are assets. Oftentimes leadership programs are built to fill in the “missing gaps” in emerging leaders rather than to hone the strengths they already possess or allow time to build confidence and skills. This program aims to change that paradigm.
Our 2023 virtual Resident Leadership Program is here! In order to provide a more engaging experiences for all participants, we limit the number of registrants to 24 people. Please click on the blue box below to sign up and secure a spot!
Resident Leadership Program
Identify your community’s strengths.
Advocate for positive powerful change in your neighborhood.
Our 2023 Program included the following sessions:
NHS Resident Leadership Program Inquiry
Class #1 – WHO ME? A COMMUNITY LEADER? A LEADERSHIP ORIENTATION
Tuesday, April 18th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Introductory class led by Leslie Radcliffe includes icebreakers, asset-mapping and breakout rooms.
Class #2 – WE GOT SKILLS: MAPPING COMMUNITY ASSETS
Tuesday, April 25th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Led by Lorena Venegas
After this training, participants will: recognize the many types of assets – people, places and things – located in your neighborhoods, be able to make a simple asset map and use it to move your work forward, understand the difference between a needs assessment and an asset map, and how you can use them together.
Class #3 – BUILDING WINNING TEAMS
Tuesday, May 2nd, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Led by TBD
Class #4 – Leadership in Real Life
Tuesday, May 9th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Led by Doreen Abubakar.
After this training, participants will: recognize leadership skills in themselves and others, have ideas for how to support growing leaders in your community, understand why it’s important to apply your leadership skills to situations at work, home, school, etc.
Class #5 – LET’S TALK! TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION
Tuesday, May 16th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Led by J.R. Logan and Adam Rawlings
Class #6 – Classroom in the Community & Participant Class Presentations and Graduation Certification Ceremony
Saturday, May 20th, 9:30 am
Led by Stephen Cremin-Endes, Jackie Pheanious and Leslie Radcliffe
Organizing Resident and Volunteer Events held at Carriage Hill Condo Association in the morning, final hybrid class presentations on Zoom and in the NHS LAB in the afternoon.
Our Resident Leadership Program is based on over a decade of NeighborWorks® America’s experience in training emerging leaders. NHS of New Haven will provide all training materials. You must attend at least four workshops to earn a NeighborWorks certificate.
This year, we provide scholarship for all registrants. Join the Resident Leadership Program free of charge!
Application Deadline: Please submit your application before March 31, 2023.