LEADERS ENGAGED IN ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT
The Leaders Engaged in Accelerated Development (LEAD) program is United Way’s exclusive engagement and professional development platform designed for high-performing and high-potential individuals who are committed to building their career within United Way. Through LEAD, United Way aims to build and prepare future United Way leaders by identifying and engaging our network’s high-performer and high-potential employees. The United Way LEAD program offers year-round exclusive learning, development, and networking opportunities. Members receive valuable leadership skills that they can implement within their United Way and within the broader Network.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Leaders Engaged in Accelerated Development targets high-potential and high-performing staff of all job levels and functional areas with a minimum of 6 months of experience. All applicants must be nominated by their CEO.
Nominations are open from June to July each year.
Participation in this year-long leadership series is $130 for United Way staff in the United States, and $91 for United Way staff outside of the United States. Scholarships are available; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As you plan, keep in mind that this event is eligible for flexible credit use! Check out the flexible credit policy (United Way Online access required) for details about flexible credits.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
The virtual training platform is available to participants from August to July of the following year. Participants must complete:
- August: virtual orientation
- One session per month of any topic in virtual platform
- One leadership training per month in virtual platform
- Optional: Attend networking events at United Way conferences
WHAT OUR ATTENDEES SAY
“Being a member of LEAD has allowed me to obtain leadership tools that I take advantage of both in my daily work and in my relationship with my team. With this, I strengthen my professionalism for the benefit of the community. I do not fight alone, I do it with the help of my other LEAD colleagues and the various tools I get in the program. Today I am more clear that I am part of a network and I want to continue fighting within it to promote the common good.”
Mauricio Huitrón Gomez, Linkage and Incidence Manager, Fondo Unido