Is it possible to improve on the deeply supportive learning community you experienced during your training with Leadership that Works (LTW)?
But, you can keep it going! As an LTW graduate you are already part of an expanded community of vibrant coaches and facilitators from around the world. The graduate community offers resources and collaboration opportunities, space for ideas and brainstorming, and a support network second to none.
That all sounds good, but hold on...it’s going to get even better!
As a result of your input, ideas and wild enthusiasm at the 2013 LTW Conference, we are implementing a new initiative to build an even MORE robust, supportive and collaborative community. We are taking intentional steps toward putting structures in place to make it easy to connect, and ultimately bring your dreams for the community to fruition.
On that note, we are pleased to announce that Michael Badger (’11) is stepping into the role of Community Engagement Manager. In this role, Michael will help hold the vision that began taking shape at the conference, and start the ball rolling with planning and implementation. He has already started exploring ideas with graduates who attended the conference.
You are also invited into this circle of alumni and faculty who are molding a thriving community. Michael will be contacting you directly over the next few months, so watch for his name in your Inbox. Here’s a note from Michael:
Dear LTW Community,
I am humbled and thrilled to have been asked by LTW to help build our community. When I was in my CFT class, of course I loved all of the skills I learned as a coach. But, even more than that, I loved being a part of the community that we built together over the nine months and beyond. I know that I’m not alone in feeling that my experience in CFT was one in which I felt more supported and seen for who I am than in almost any other situation in my life. I truly believe in the unique potential of our community and can’t wait to see what we can build together.
I am going to be reaching out to you over the next few months to assist with building local chapters of the LTW community, as well as plans for connecting across distances. To get things started, I have an announcement. We will be kicking off the NYC Chapter with an in-person event at a central location in Manhattan on Saturday, March 22nd at 5pm. If you’d like to join us, please save the date! The event will be mostly for getting to know each other and networking. There will also be time for us to talk together about what kinds of activities we’d like the NYC chapter to have.
If you’re not in NYC, don’t worry. This event only happens to be the first one we are organizing because the people who volunteered to help from the conference are mostly in NYC. If you’d like to be involved with either helping to plan events in the location of your LTW cohort or helping with plans for distance connecting, you can send me an email.
I am so looking forward to being on this journey with all of you!
With appreciation and gratitude,