VNPP 2021 Emerging Leaders Program
January 11, 2021
Today we are introducing our 2021 Emerging Leaders Program; it is a significant expansion of the Emerging Leaders track which was so successful at the 2019 Conference. Building a future contingent of leadership for Human Services agencies is difficult:
- Most budgets do not allow for positions for “assistant” Directors, nor for the provision of educational opportunities in management, leadership, administration, etc
- Staff come to positions because they are “good clinicians” willing to take on more duties, or are reliable and competent in the job they have so are “promoted” to the next level – only a few come into top leadership from positions or training that have given them the facts and abilities that they need
- VNPP wants to build the leadership skills and necessary knowledge in our “emerging leaders” recognizing the goal of building a next generation of leaders who represent the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff
Target group – program directors, senior staff who are “up and coming,” nominated by the CEO, and ideally recognizing the goal of building a next generation of leaders who represent the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.