The Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP) is an intensive nine-month leadership development program designed to develop diverse leaders who engage the power of diverse perspectives to improve our world. The Learning Events for the Class of 2022 will be conducted virtually. Our unique leadership training process has been developed to overcome the typical challenges of “virtual fatigue”. As a result of this process, our most recent participants have told us that their experiences have actually helped them grow and mature as individuals and within their MCLP Teams.
The MCLP Class of 2022 will begin in August of 2021, and end in March of 2022, with graduation in April 2022.
What is MCLP?
- MCLP is a rigorous curriculum that includes many components (assessments, learning events, nonprofit projects, board shadowing, mentoring, buddy assignments, homework, and more.)
- Core components of the program include:
- To be a “Servant Leader”
- To be self-aware and grow as a leader
- To develop authentic relationships
- To foster diversity inclusion
- To make a positive impact
What do participants gain?
- Increased understanding of specific leadership skills through interactive classes, simulations, and panels.
- New relationships with fellow participants who come from diverse professions, ethnicities, religions, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic status, and more.
- Support from a community leader, hand-picked to mentor them through this journey.
- Experience assisting a local nonprofit through their assigned community project team.
- The opportunity to shadow a nonprofit board.
- Hear MCLP alumni share their experiences.
What is expected of participants?
- Applicants are expected to check the dates for all learning events and hold the dates when applying.
- In order to graduate from the program, a participant should attend all learning events. Absences due to unforeseen circumstances are handled on a case-by-case basis, and may excessive attendance issues may affect a participant’s ability to continue in the program or graduate with the class.
- In addition to the learning events, the following is expected:
- Completion of multiple assessments in July before classes start
- Read participant manual before each learning event and complete any readings or assignments
- Monthly meeting with a mentor (one to two hours)
- Monthly meeting with a buddy (one to two hours)
- Assigned nonprofit project work completed outside of class
- Regular team meetings
- Board meetings for assigned nonprofit (typically at least 2 – 3 meetings total)
- Participate in two community project presentations (during learning events)
- Written assignments including project reports and more
Tuition for the Class of 2022 is $1,500. We do not want cost to be a barrier to participation. Some employers cover all or part of the cost of the program. If not, need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available.
MCLP is able to keep tuition low thanks to our many volunteers, sponsors, and donors. We are thankful for all those who ‘pay it forward’ with a monthly, quarterly, or annual gift to help keep tuition affordable.
- Review Learning Event Dates and confirm you can attend all events.
- Complete an online application form.
- Request two professional references from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s leadership experience/potential. One of the two may be an employer support/reference form. Once an application is submitted, the applicant will receive a confirmation email with reference form links to forward to references.
Optional: Applicants may also have a family member complete a support form.
For full consideration, the application and two reference forms must be completed by June 1, 2021.
All individuals with fully completed application materials will be invited to participate in a virtual interview on June 10, 11, and 12, 2021.