Empowerment Continued

download_(1).jpegThe Empowerment Congress Leadership Institute is underway and it may be our best programs yet.  I don’t care how tired, overworked or dispirited you may be, once you walk through those doors and feel the energy, your spirit will lift and you will begin to get that inspiration to make your year (life) great!

At least, that’s what it does for me.

At the Congress we teach concepts that are badly needed today, especially in our communities:

1.     Accountability

2.     Commitment

3.     Sustained Engagement

4.     Strategic Planning and Visioning

5.     And, yes, Meditation: a mind that is centered can achieve more and be more inclusive with eyes on the prize.

The knowledge being shared, practical experience being imparted and the hard lessons learned will be key to our future leaders. 

Below is our presenter pack, but I want you to pay special attention to the ONE thing you can start on right away if you can’t make the Congress: the Reading List.  Much of this empowerment knowledge is written down, so there is no barrier between you and empowerment.

Recommended Readings

Greenleaf, Robert K. (2002).Servant leadership: A journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatness.

Chrislip, D., and Larson, C. 1994. Collaborative leadership: How citizens and civic leaders can make a difference. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.

Leighninger, M., and Mann, B.C. 2012. Planning for Stronger Local Democracy: A Field Guide for Local Officials. Washington, DC: National League of Cities.

Abdullah, Melina and Regina Freer. 2008. “Towards a Womanist Leadership Model: Electoral/Grassroots Partnerships in Black California,” in Racial and Ethnic Politics in California. 2nd Edition. Jaime Regalado and Sandra Bass (eds.), Berkeley: Institute for Governmental Studies Press


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