A unique feature of NLDP’s GSP is the Graduate Support Manager. The Graduate Support Manager provides support and resources to NLDP graduates to enhance the development of their leadership skills and expand networking opportunities to address graduate needs on new or emerging issues related to leadership. Understanding and utilizing the network of over 280 NLDP graduates increases the opportunity our grads have for success with their various projects.
Because the NLDP Graduate Support Program values our graduates, we have been working with the help of the Graduate Support Committee to usher in a new era of post graduate development. The NLDP Graduate Support Committee will work to drive change in Cleveland by inspiring and empowering all program graduates.
Graduate Support Services
NLDP graduates receive a minimum of four coaching sessions per year. Flexible scheduling is available from our program coaches.
GRADUATE SUPPORT GRANT PROGRAM
The Graduate Support Grant Program assists and supports NLDP graduates by providing support for their leadership efforts as they promote and execute their neighborhood projects. Additionally, the purpose of NLDP's Graduate Grant Program is to provide an opportunity for NLDP graduates to learn the skills of grant seeking and grant administration, including grant writing, grant implementation, and grant reporting.
GRADUATE BOARD MATCH PROGRAM
The Graduate Board Match Program seeks to match NLDP graduates to the Boards of Directors of Non-profits in Cleveland that are in need of community-based leaders to serve on their Boards.
Fireside Chats are designed to provide opportunities for continued leadership skill development. Once per year, a well known leader from Cleveland discusses his or her leadership styles and philosophy.
NLDP GRADUATE ONLINE SKILLS BANK
The Skills Bank is a compilation of the community development skills possessed by the program's graduates. This compendium is becoming a resource referral for graduates and community leaders alike.
SOCIAL AND NETWORKING EVENTS
Several social and networking events are offered throughout the year. These activities provide NLDP graduates the opportunity to stay in touch and updated on the progress they are each making in their neighborhoods. In addition to the NLDP public Facebook page, we have a group Facebook page exclusively for NLDP graduates which continues to grow.
The NLDP e-newsletter is published three times per year. It features program updates, participant updates, and provides a listing of various activities going on in Cleveland that may be of interest to community leaders. Click the button below or email email@example.com with subject line "Newsletter" to subscribe.
We are definitely "in the know." Many grads have been referred to various leadership education and networking events in the community in order to make their projects or programs more sustainable.