We want all emerging LGBTQ+ leaders to consciously reach their full potential.
EMERGE+ training facilitates reflection, healing, and inner empowerment for young, LGBTQ+ leaders so they may go on to create sustainable and transformative change both within themselves and in their communities.
Participants will walk away with a personalized self-care toolkit, a nuanced understanding of leading as a healer (from the heart), skills to break self-defeating patterns and foster inner victory, as well as a targeted practice to foster one’s capacities for...
By the end of the training, all students selected for the Transformational Leadership Initiative will have used this training as an opportunity to go deeper into their skills and refine their approach to community leadership. All other participants will have completed a proposal for a one-year-long community impact project, which can become eligible for mentorship and up to $2,000 of funding via our Social Innovation & Impact Grant opportunity as part of the Transformational Leadership Initiative.
“It is my heartfelt intention to cultivate leadership for personal transformation and professional development in order to create change within myself and my community.” -KiMani Divine, EMERGE+ facilitator
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We are committed to partnering with organizations to provide an EMERGE+ experience for their LGBTQ+ participants. To us, a partnership between our organizations is not simply a "fee-for-service" transaction. When we join together, we become partners in our collective intention to fulfill a common vision—a world in which all LGBTQ+ people have the opportunities they need to reach their full potential and live in service of our common good.
EMERGE+ is made possible by the staff, participants, facilitators, and generations of minority leaders/trailblazers who have overcome tremendous obstacles to afford us this rare chance to learn and grow together. We are committed to cultivating sustainable relationships with our partners with the hope that EMERGE+ might serve as the foundation of your LGBTQ+ leadership development program for years to come.