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Emerging Leaders Peer-to-Peer Network

Thursday, July 7, 2016 to Saturday, July 1, 2017
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The application period for SCG's 2016-2017 Emerging Leaders Peer-to-Peer Network has now ended.

This exciting peer-learning/coaching program modeled after SCG’s Senior Peer-to-Peer Network brings together select emerging leaders and mid-career foundation professionals from SCG member organizations to engage closely with philanthropic colleagues.

Facilitated by David Bohnett Foundation's Executive Director, Michael Fleming, participants will discuss and reflect on topics related to leadership development, organizational dynamics, collaborative philanthropic impact, philanthropy trends, and professional and personal goals.

Similar to the highly successful Senior Peer-to-Peer program, this peer learning group will utilize a coaching model that will enable members to create and implement a personal development plan, as well as to expand networks and alliances for professional growth. As a member of this cohort each participant will be encouraged to share openly about their challenges and aspirations and support each other to identify solutions and strengthen their networks. 

Participants will convene on a bi-monthly basis over one year (2016-2017) to:

  • Re-invigorate their intellectual and emotional connection to their philanthropic work;
  • Engage closely with new colleagues in a forum dedicated to thoughtful reflection and mutual learning on questions central to both work and life;
  • Build leadership and management strengths while addressing weaknesses; and
  • Develop a more defined life and career trajectory.

About Facilitator Michael Fleming

We are thrilled that Michael Fleming will serve as our 2016-2017 Emerging Leaders Peer-to-Peer Network facilitator. Fleming has served as Executive Director of the David Bohnett Foundation since 2000. He works closely with Mr. Bohnett to promote the Foundation’s mission of improving society through social justice, developing quantitative and qualitative goals for funding progressive programs in education, LGBT issues, arts, gun violence prevention and cognitive animal language research. With a background in broadcast media and public affairs, Fleming has deployed his strengths in communications, strategic planning and cause-oriented advocacy to help steer over $75 million to organizations that share the Foundation’s vision.

In 2013, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti nominated Fleming to serve on the Board of Water and Power Commissioners – the five member panel that oversees the nation’s largest public utility. He was unanimously confirmed by the Los Angeles City Council. He previously served as President of the East Los Angeles Area Planning Commission and as a Commissioner on the Board of the Los Angeles Convention Center.  In December 2010, President Barack Obama named Fleming to the White House Council for Community Solutions — a select group of business, nonprofit and education leaders that studies growth and the impact of innovative, community-developed solutions to address some of the nation’s most serious challenges. Under Fleming’s stewardship, the Foundation established and funded leadership development graduate programs at some of the country’s top schools of public service including New York University, UCLA, Harvard and the University of Michigan. Since 2003, he has taught the required capstone class for the LGBT minor at UCLA and, for the past four years, has taught graduate classes on the intersection of philanthropy and public policy at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service. He began his career as an associate producer for PBS’ flagship station, Boston’s WGBH-TV, and remains active in broadcasting as the chairman of the Board of Directors of KCRW, one of the country’s most influential public radio stations. Fleming has a B.A. from Colorado College and was a Victory Fellow (now Bohnett Fellow) at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Who Should Participate:
A review committee of SCG members will select 10 to 15 emerging/mid-career individuals from current SCG member organizations for the 2016-2017 cohort. Participants must commit to attend every session. The ideal participant will bring the following:

  • Three to five years in a mid-level leadership role at one or more grantmaking organizations;
  • A commitment to the philanthropic sector;
  • Demonstrated willingness to engage in a peer network setting, with an expressed interest in learning and sharing openly; and
  • The full support of his/her organization’s leadership and the intention to remain with the organization for the duration of the one-year program.

July 2016 - July 2017

Application deadline is Monday, April 18, 2016.

Please be sure the hold Thursday, July 7, 2016 for the first meeting. If selected to participate, you will be notified with additional details.  Bi-monthly meetings will be held over the course of one year. Subsequent meeting dates, times, and locations for each meeting will be set by participants.

$600 for the one-year program. Selected participants will be invoiced for the full amount. There is no fee to submit an application.

Limited scholarships are available courtesy of Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy – Los Angeles (EPIP LA). You must be a current member of both SCG and EPIP LA to be eligible for scholarship consideration. You will be notified by EPIP LA if you are selected.

Scholarships can be used to cover up to 50% of program costs for a maximum of $300. If you are applying for an EPIP LA scholarship, you will need to complete additional questions on the application form. You will be notified by EPIP LA if you are selected.

How to apply:
The application period is now closed. Accepted applicants will be notified shortly.

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