Leadership Cape Cod (LCC) announces four new programs aimed at providing leadership training and collaboration across industry sectors on Cape Cod.
Leadership Cape Cod is a 501©(3)non-profit organization that has been developing and connecting a diverse cohort of leaders to foster an engaged, sustainable and inclusive Cape Cod.
The programs are designed to target new leaders to enhance their skills and introduce them to the critical needs of the Cape population. Additional programming will provide current senior leaders with the outlet for conversation and collaboration to create positive change for the community.
New programs include:
- Partnership with Amplify POC Cape Cod. Last month Leadership Cape Cod began a new initiative in partnership with Amplify POC Cape Cod to provide a public forum for discussion regarding the impacts of racism across the Cape. These discussions will continue into next year aiming at how to address systemic racism from a leadership perspective on sustainable and inclusive change.
- Nonprofit Board Leadership Training. LCC has expanded its training program on nonprofit board leadership specifically for underrepresented communities. The program focuses on board member roles and responsibilities, utilizes board scenarios with the class as “the sitting board” as they work with regard to the 10 basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards. The training is being offered at no cost to minorities, people of color, indigenous or tribal community members, women and those who identify as LGBTQ+. The next session is scheduled for Nov. 18. Leadership Cape Cod will also partner with local nonprofits to provide an opportunity for the participants of these trainings to speak with the organizational leadership of boards in a “speed dating” session to partner prospective board members with nonprofits.
- Community Leadership Institute (CLI): In January, the 2022 class of the Community Leadership Institute program will begin to incorporate formal leadership skill training into each of its sessions. This six-month program provides an opportunity for future leaders to learn firsthand from current leaders about the issues, challenges, and opportunities they face. The class will also address key issues of successful leadership with topics including communication, team building, managing change, leading diversity, equity and inclusion, creating an innovative environment, decision making, negotiating, delegating, motivating and strategic planning. The CLI class of 2022 will be the 30th consecutive year of the program running.
- Senior Executive Program: In spring 2022, Leadership Cape Cod will initiate a Senior Executive Program consisting of quarterly “Board Meetings” facilitated by the staff of Leadership Cape Cod addressing issues and defining organizational purpose and community embracement. The focus is collaborative discussions among C level executives to solve their problems as well as focusing on community issues and framing a collective response and commitment.
As these programs roll out over the next six months, Leadership Cape Cod is exploring opportunities to collaborate with other nonprofits to support leadership programming for their organizations, increase capacity of developing leaders and reach wider audiences throughout the Cape.
“We’ve found ourselves at a critical point where organizations are looking to retain staff and develop leaders while looking to improve the skill set of the entire organization,” said Bob Cody, Executive Director of Leadership Cape Cod. “The requests and need for leadership training is at an all-time high and we are working hard to meet the demand, as well as provide innovative programming to support our entire community.”
An informational event about the programs, co-hosted by the Greater Hyannis Chamber of Commerce will take place at Embargo in Hyannis on Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Register at
To learn more, visit www.LeadershipCapeCod.org