LEAP Academy II Cohort 4 convening in Los Angeles, CA

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CALCASA’s national leadership project in partnership with WOCN, Inc., LEAP (Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals) convened its current cohort 4 Academy II on January 23-24 in Los Angeles, CA. The two-days were filled with skills and leadership development on nonprofit management and discussions on visioning our leadership in the sexual assault and domestic violence movement. The 15 Fellows also delivered their LEAPTalks (borrowing from TEDTalks) on various leadership and skills topics that were covered since the start of their cohort program. Several themes among the presentations were: growing as a WOC leader, mentoring others in culturally specific communities into leadership roles, programs sustainability, and self-care in leadership.

As we closed the two days together, Fellows reflected on what they were carrying with them as they return home. Many shared that the connection and professional (as well as personal) support LEAP has provided them along with the skills development has been and continues to be a solid source of affirmation that they are the leaders that they are looking for. The 15 Fellows are members of a larger network of 69 LEAP Leaders across the US and US territories impacting culturally specific communities through their leadership.





California Coalition Against Sexual Assault provides the unifying vision and voice to Californians speaking out against sexual violence. Founded in 1980, it’s the only statewide organization in California with the sole purpose to promote policy, advocacy, training and technical assistance on the issue of sexual assault. CALCASA’s primary membership is the 85 rape crisis centers and rape prevention programs in the state.

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  • Tonette Ngassa January 30, 2018, 4:32 PM

    Sounds like it was amazing. So sorry I missed it.