Rochford Leadership Development Program Overview
The overarching aim of the Rochford Leadership Development Program (RLDP) is to build the capacity of leaders in the Redlands Community so they can transform the lives of youth. Through a 10-month leadership development experience, current and emerging leaders in Redlands will build stronger leadership skills, self-reflective practice, and a service orientation. By working with community leaders to enhance their leadership skills, we extend the impact of the Rochford College Access Program and transform services for Redlands’ youth.
The ongoing goal: Increase skills of education and community leaders to help advance a college-going culture in our schools and improve opportunities for youth. (From initial funding proposal)
1. Participants will become more self-reflective leaders, aware of their own strengths and challenges;
2. Participants will build specific leadership skills aimed at assessing and improving organizational health;
3. Participants will have a greater understanding of systems and organizations that serve P-20 students in Redlands, CA.
Participants will engage in a ten-month program during which they will meet for one Saturday each month to discuss a new leadership topic. Participants will prepare for each session by completing readings, activities, and assessments of their own leadership style and/or context. In each session, participants will engage in discussions, kinetic learning activities, apply learning to case studies (both assigned and those that come from their own practice), and engage with leaders from across the city of Redlands.
The final meeting will be a banquet and celebration.