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Leadership Chester County
Leadership Chester County, formerly Chester County Leadership Connection, is a partnership of United Way of Chester County, West Chester University and the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry. The program mission is to strengthen nonprofit organizations in Chester County by educating skilled and concerned citizens in nonprofit governance, then matching them to positions on boards of nonprofits.
Leadership Chester County is unique in its highly academic and comprehensive approach to educating volunteer leaders. Eight sessions cover 15 topics in 3 key training areas:
Tour Chester County nonprofits with an expert-led review of critical issues and vulnerable populations, work on a business problem with a local agency delivering needed services, and visit with a panel of nonprofit leaders to learn the social service network and its challenges.
Learn the "nuts and bolts" of good governance as it applies to nonprofits - Strategic Planning, Fiduciary Responsibility, Fiscal and Risk Management, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Development.
Leadership Skill/Professional Development
Develop skills in Relational Leadership, Advocacy, Social Entrepreneurship and Balancing Commitments for multi-talented teams dedicated to community improvement.
More information can be found by downloading the program brochure which outlines the core learning objectives and describes the course experience. More than 230 participants from corporate, nonprofit, and private organizations have realized the benefits of this course in its ten-year history. Existing board directors and novice volunteers alike, non-profit organization staff, government agency employees, and retired professionals have formed diverse and dynamic classes.
"Contributing well-trained employees to nonprofit boards demonstrates commitment and the connections employees make on boards lead to business development opportunities."
- Stephen Shapiro, Esquire
Partner, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP
Class of 2009
"CCLC has opened doors for many people in our area who wanted to help out and give back to the community but didn’t know how. While the program has ultimately been of great value to the needy in our community, it has also provided the opportunity for tremendous personal and professional growth for those who wish to serve."
- David Farrington
CCLC Class of 2002
For more information, email Mary Anne Feeley, Manager of Community Engagement at United Way, or call 610-429-9400.