SCC's Leadership Development Institute (LDI) 2015


Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:30am to 12:30pm

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Apr 04 2015
See also: General, English


259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144

We are proud to invite members of our SCC community to apply to participate in the 8th annual Leadership Development Institute (LDI). Spread over the course of four Saturday morning sessions, LDI includes an established core curriculum and several supplementary workshops designed to develop strong leaders in our community.

Only those who have submitted an application and been accepted can join. See below for details

What is the Leadership Development Institute?

LDI is a series of training sessions designed to help individuals develop and build the skills important for becoming strong community leaders. We encourage people at all levels of leadership and community activism to attend. The trainings will help veteran leaders sharpen their skills and introduce new concepts to those just getting involved in community organizing. 

Over the course of four half-day sessions, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Leadership: What does it mean to be a leader?

  • Relationship-Building: How do strong relationships help us become better leaders? How do we develop those relationships and tell our stories? 

  • Power: How do we relate to power in our work, personal life, and community? How do we build power for social change?

  • The Local Context: How does government work in Somerville? Who has power in the city and who does not? What kind of work is already being done to make change?

We will also offer supplementary sessions on public speaking and other topics for LDI graduates and community members after the four LDI sessions.

Who should attend and what are the requirements?

LDI is open to the Somerville community at large.  We especially encourage people who have been or would like to be involved with SCC to apply, including residents, graduates of our classes, and committee members. People of all languages are welcome, and we will provide interpretation. Our goal is to cultivate a strong base of leaders within the SCC community and to create strong relationships between participants that will lead to community action.

Leadership is a serious commitmentParticipants are required to attend all four half-day sessions. Breakfast and lunch are included, and we will have childcare and interpretation. 

To request an application, please contact Rene Mardones, or 617-776-5931 x226. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2015.