Since 2006 the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program has identified engaged and passionate community leaders who have had success in creating that positive change. These individuals know that by expanding their leadership capacity they can bring about even greater change for more citizens. NLDP graduates not only seek neighborhood change but they seek the creation of a region and city that works for everyone. The NLDP leadership training model is based on three distinct program segments which all work together to form a comprehensive approach for enhancing the quality of neighborhood leadership.

The NLDP is a leadership development program targeted towards Cleveland’s emerging neighborhood leaders who are already working to improve the city. The development of leadership skills is accomplished by a carefully thought out curriculum, use of expert guest speakers, and implementing the Intentional Change Process which is furthered by a participant’s assigned personal coach.

From my NLDP experience, I learned that a good leader is also a good follower and that the assets in my community are plentiful when you look beyond financial assets.

Kim Fields