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
AALP is a nine-month
program that uses active learning, executive coaching, and professional
networking to strengthen the leadership growth of Black professionals in
private, public, and nonprofit organizations. AALP is transformative –
participants grow in confidence and self-awareness and become more effective
decision makers, communicators and collaborators. More than 80 Milwaukee area
African American professionals from an array of businesses, professions, and
organizations have participated in AALP since its inception in 2008.
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 team building.
- Evening networking sessions with
prominent African American leaders currently active in the Milwaukee area.
- Community leadership projects that
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.
- Organizational – AALP strengthens
and retains a diverse talent base for Milwaukee organizations.
- Community – AALP builds a network
of skilled leaders who cross the boundaries of geography and industry to
help our community flourish.
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
supervisory responsibilities. Experienced business owners and entrepreneurs
also qualify. The program fee includes 360-degree feedback, coaching, retreat
lodging, facilitation, materials, and meals. Rates are $2,495-$4,995 based on
organizational size. Individuals are also welcome to apply. Applications are
accepted on a rolling basis until the program reaches capacity. Applicants must
complete a written application and a telephone interview.
Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2:00 pm
through Monday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 pm
Full Day Sessions (8:30 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m.) at Stritch City Center:
Nov. 3; Dec. 1; Jan. 5; Feb.
2; Mar. 2; Apr. 13; May 4
Evening Sessions (5:45 p.m.
to 9:00 p.m.) at various locations:
Nov. 17; Dec. 15; Jan. 26;
Feb. 16; Mar. 16; Apr. 27; May 18
Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 pm
through Monday, June 8 at 5:00 pm
Evening reception, June 25,
Tammy Belton-Davis, Program
Coordinator, (414) 339-7604, email@example.com.
To register, apply online.
Call Tammy Belton-Davis, Program Coordinator, at (414) 339-7604, or at
these stories of transformation to learn why successful professionals chose
AALP to sharpen their leadership skills:
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
LaGrant Manager, Senior Leader Development, Johnson Controls
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
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
Altoro, Assistant Vice-President, Community Lending Associated Bank