Decision makers, communicators and collaborators
The African American Leadership Program (AALP) is transformative – participants grow in confidence and self-awareness and become more effective decision makers, communicators and collaborators.
More than 200 Milwaukee area African American professionals from an array of businesses, professions, and organizations have completed AALP since its inception in 2008.
AALP offers more than 135 hours of programing in a cohort experience that uses action learning, executive coaching, and networking to enhance African American professionals’ ability to lead in the Milwaukee area.
AALP is a program of the African American Leadership Alliance Milwaukee (AALAM). With AALAM, AALP gives Black leaders opportunities to develop themselves and to serve within their organizations and the community. Together, these leaders make Milwaukee a better place for all. AALP is a strategic partner of Cardinal Stritch University.
Benefits of AALP
This program unleashes the talent of African American professionals for personal, organizational, and community gain.
- Personal: 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.
Who should participate
AALP is open to Black professionals who work in greater Milwaukee area private, public, and nonprofit organizations.
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.