Now in its fifth year, Support Center’s emerging leader program, The Leadership Collaborative (formerly the Trajectory Leadership Group), engages emerging social sector leaders in a structured peer group to support, advise, and inspire their fellow leaders. The program’s goals include: increase awareness of leadership style by providing a safe space for growth, strengthen strategic decision making skills through case studies and a capstone project and leave with the tools to invoke change in the organizations and communities served. Through ten in-person gatherings, participants learn creative solutions to management, operations, and sustainability challenges. Since its inception in 2012, we’ve trained a diverse group of leaders from the NYC tri-state area representing all areas of the social sector.
Members of the cohort complete a 360 leadership assessment and DiSC profile to explore their personal and professional leadership and communication styles. Participants also benefit from the wisdom and insights of leading practitioners in special seminars and panel discussions led by leaders in the field. Learning alongside their peers and connecting with Support Center’s organizational partners, members of the Leadership Collaborative become a part of an alumni group who serve as a personal board of advisors, think tank to support creative thinking, forum to solve problems collaboratively, and access to continued learning and social opportunities.