African American Leadership Program
AALP is a nine-month
program using active learning, coaching, and networking to strengthen the
leadership growth of Black professionals in private, public, and nonprofit
program blends leadership acumen with essential management practice in the
context of culture, change, relationships, and results.
than 70 people from an array of businesses, professions, and organizations have
participated in AALP since 2008. About 60% of participants have come from
non-profit organizations and 40% from for-profit businesses.
first three years, the program attracted more than 100 prominent community
leaders as guest speakers, 10 funders, and more than 15 evening session sponsors.
- Executive coaching with Master Certified Coach Saundra Brown
- 360 degree feedback using a unique online tool that captures perceptions of
colleagues, supervisors, and others for a comprehensive assessment of
strengths and areas of growth.
- Day-long learning sessions that cover topics from forming a personal mission
statement, to effective communication, building a personal brand and
- Evening networking sessions with prominent African American leaders currently
active in the Milwaukee area.
- Community leadership projects synthesize learning and connect participants to the
larger African American community to create positive change.
program unleashes the talent of African-American professionals for personal,
organizational, and community gain.
– AALP leverages each participant’s unique capabilities to enhance
performance and boost career advancement.
– AALP strengthens and retains a diverse talent base for Milwaukee
– AALP builds a network of skilled leaders who cross the boundaries of
geography and industry to help our community flourish.
The program fee includes 360-degree feedback, coaching, retreat
lodging, facilitation, materials, and meals. Rates are $1,995-$3,295 based on
program is open to African American professionals who work in Metro Milwaukee
organizations: private, public, and nonprofit. Participants should have a
minimum of five years of professional employment, have potential for
advancement and hold a position with some influence, which would include at
least one of the following: decision-making, program/department management, or
are accepted until the program reaches capacity. Applicants must complete an
online form and a telephone interview. One half of the program fee is due
October 21, 2012, the first day of the program. Full payment is due March
register, download the AALP Application Form.
Call Tammy Belton-Davis, Program Coordinator, at (414) 339-7604, or at email@example.com.
Read these stories of transformation to learn why
successful professionals chose AALP to sharpen their leadership skills:
"When you have reached a point in your career where it's not another degree that
is needed, but something more personal, AALP is right on time. It is not
just another course on leadership; it is a journey of your own leadership
potential. This program proves that young Black professionals are in
Milwaukee and making huge contributions in government, corporate, and
non-profit. AALP fostered the drive in me to take on new challenges and
stretch myself for success."
- Syneathia LaGrant Manager, Senior Leader Development, Johnson Controls
"I was looking to move into more leadership positions at work and
decided that a program like AALP could help prepare me. Aside from learning
about leadership theory and techniques I wasn’t sure what I would learn, but I came
away with much more than I expected. I came away with a better
understanding and insight of myself and how I work with others as well as a new
network of professionals."
- Jessica Lemmie, Marketing Material Compliance Specialist, Northwestern Mutual
decided to participate in AALP at this point in my career because I wanted to
grow and understand if I have what it takes to be a leader. I thought I knew
how to define leadership, however, AALP helped to further define my leadership
- Joaquin Altoro, Assistant Vice-President, Community Lending Associated Bank