Maricopa Colleges, Black Board of Directors Present Leadership Forum
The Maricopa Community Colleges and the Black Board of Directors Project are sponsoring a forum for community members that have an interest in community activism but have never had the opportunity to develop their skills.
The 2010 Leadership Forum, presented by the Black Board of Directors Project and the Maricopa Community Colleges’ Center for Civic Participation, will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at Phoenix College’s Osborn Site in the Willo Conference Room (Oss-Willo 110), located at the northeast corner of 11th avenue and Flower in Phoenix.
Students and the public are invited, though seating is limited.
“We’re looking for those who want to know how citizen involvement works in their communities,” said Marvin E. Perry, president of the Black Board of Directors Project.
“This event is for people who want to be more effective at advocating for things they care about that benefit their community,” added Alberto Olivas, director of the Maricopa Community Colleges Center for Civic Participation. “This event is also perfect for student leadership, and for students involved in student government.”
The program will focus on developing leadership and advocacy skills for citizens seeking to make a difference in their communities, and will include presentations on shaping public opinion on key policy issues; impacting public policy by serving on boards and commissions; effective lobbying of governmental bodies; and Arizona Courts: Accessing the Judiciary.
More information is available by calling Olivas at (480) 731-8927, or Perry at (602) 234-1255.