Minority leadership development program applications due June 7

Date: Jun 7

Applications for the next cohort of the Minority Professional Leadership Development (MPLD) program are being accepted through June 7.

This structured 12-month program includes hands-on experience, exposure to national experts, and mentorship opportunities. There is no fee to participate.

The fellowship begins and ends with events in Washington, DC. Most of the fellows’ work happens online and at their workplace.

Program components

  • October 2021: a kick-off celebration and meeting in Washington, DC, that includes three days of intensive skill-building and networking.
  • Action research projects that fellows design and implement in their place of work to address issues related to adoption or guardianship. Fellows will receive expert, individualized guidance to help them complete their projects.
  • Online structured courses in policy, practice, research, and transformational leadership. (CEUs will be provided.)
  • Mentoring from leaders within the fellow’s agency and from program alumni.
  • Group and individual coaching that supplements the material being taught in the online courses.
  • A graduation ceremony in Washington, DC, where fellows present their action research projects.
  • An alumni network that provides long-term career support, resource-sharing, and leadership opportunities with future cohorts.

Learn about the MPLD program criteria and apply.