Applications Now Being Accepted for the Susan M. Ross Leadership Institute

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation will be hosting the Susan M. Ross Leadership Institute in January 2022. The Institute will bring together teams of 2-4 leaders (board and staff) from organizations based in Fairfield County and will include sessions focused on equity in the workplace and community-centric leadership. The goals of the program, which will be held virtually across three Friday afternoons (dates and times below), are to help leaders understand the role of equity in their organizations and communities, explore how their organizations can make positive changes internally and externally, and envision ways to better include and ground their organizations in the communities they serve.

Primary topics to be covered include:

  • Recruitment, retention and succession planning with a DEI lens
  • Organizational alternatives to traditional hierarchies
  • Community-centric fundraising

The cost per participant is $100.

Program Dates & Times:
Friday, January 14, 2022: 1 pm – 5 pm
Friday, January 21, 2022: 1 pm – 4 pm
Friday, January 28, 2022: 1 pm – 4 pm

How to Apply
The Institute welcomes applications from 2-4 person teams from organizations based in Fairfield County. Teams will ideally include the Executive Director and Board Chair, as well as additional senior staff or board members. At a minimum, a team must include at least one full-time paid senior staff person. We also strongly encourage participation from board members.

Click here to submit information for the organization and the team members who will be participating. The deadline for applications is Friday, December 10. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out no later than Friday, December 17.

Support Center is assisting Fairfield County’s Community Foundation with this program. If you have any questions, please email Ananya Poddar from Support Center ([email protected]).