"Leadership skills are generally not taught, and as a busy professional, I didn’t really take the time to invest in my own leadership development. LDR changed all that by providing the time, structure and motivation to focus on my own development."
- Jeff, VP of Mental Health Initiatives, CHDI, 2015 Participant
"Being a part of LDR was and still is invaluable. It has allowed me to create and maintain relationships with peers that attended the roundtable in years before and after me. These relationships have resulted in numerous opportunities to grow my skills and knowledge in many areas as well as assist others."
- Monette, Director of Early Learning, ABCD, Inc., 2010 Participant
"LDR helped me to put things in perspective. It helped me to see the possibilities of my potential. It has helped me to focus on my strengths and to develop my weaknesses."
- Tenesha, Director of Client Services, Mercy Housing and Shelter, 2013 Participant
How will you grow in the LDR program?
LDR facilitates intensive leadership development for emerging nonprofit sector leaders.
The LDR Project
You will envision, plan and execute a leadership project based on a business challenge facing your nonprofit organization.
You will design and implement an individual development plan to set a course for your ongoing leadership learning.
You will build lasting relationships with nonprofit leaders and join a network of more than 170 and growing alumni!
At LDR, we believe that effective leaders know their values and can clearly communicate them to others. Great leaders alsolive their values, a fact usually revealed in the predictability of their behavior. Domus, a Stamford-based human service nonprofit that supports more than 1,100 underserved youth in Stamford and New Haven, is an organization known for living out its values. Domus is also home to four exceptional LDR alumni. We spoke to one of them, Steve Paul (LDR-Fairfield, 2010), Dean of Students at Domus' Stamford Academy, about what it means to work, live, and lead with your values.