IU East Center for Leadership Development to partner with the United Way of Whitewater Valley for ACT program

August 20th, 2013

Indiana University East Center for Leadership Development and the United Way of Whitewater Valley will partner to provide this year’s Academy for Cultivating Talent (ACT) program.

Fredricka Joyner, director of the IU East Center for Leadership Development said, “We are very excited to partner with the United Way of Whitewater Valley for this year’s program. The program will build the capacity of individuals who are making a difference in the not-for-profit arena. This is a wonderful collaboration,” Joyner said.  “Working together we can offer locally the kind of development that most individuals in the not-for-profit sector never have the opportunity to attend.”

United Way of Whitewater Valley President Scot Quintel said, “United Way is excited about this opportunity to expand the leadership abilities of our local not-for-profit staff and volunteers. The Whitewater Valley and its residents benefit from the efforts of our local social service organizations, and we are excited about the role we can play in increasing the effectiveness of the great organizations we have locally.”

The program, now in its second year, will focus on talented individuals who are active in the not-for-profit arena (organizational leaders, board members, volunteers, key staff or funders). Organization affiliations may include non-profit organizations, educational institutions, health care, or communities of faith. This program, limited to 25 participants, will expand knowledge and skills, help build networks, and will include an action learning project.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013-2014 program year and will be reviewed through the end of August.

Applicants to the Academy for Cultivating Talent must have:
• A deep desire to have a positive impact.
• The ability to attend all sessions (program schedule is available online at iue.edu/act).
• The support of their organization.

The program is being supported by the IU East School of Business and Economics and the United Way of Whitewater Valley.  Cost to participants is a $200 materials fee. Partial scholarships are available.

Visit iue.edu/act to download the application form. Applicants may return applications to Fredricka F. Joyner, director of the IU East Center for Leadership Development, fjoyner@iue.edu, or to the IU East School of Business and Economics, 2325 Chester Blvd. Richmond, IN, 47374.

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