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Emerging Leaders’ Institute for Training and Excellence (ELITE)

Emerging Leaders’ Institute for Training and Excellence (ELITE)

ELITE is a great opportunity for Community Action staff looking to grow their understanding of, and leadership in, Community Action. From Community Action’s rich history to the role we play in performance management and advocacy. ELITE covers key modules of core content with lots of peer-to-peer learning and engagement. There is a five month commitment and participants meet approximately monthly via on-line Zoom meetings.

The 2024 ELITE Application Packet is Available Here

ELITE Graduates had the following to share
“Participating in ELITE has given me a much greater sense of comfort and confidence in my role as a leader within my organization. The things you learn about Community Action, and yourself, as well as the connections you make with your fellow Community Action peers are really valuable. I’d recommend the class to anyone who is beginning a career in Community Action.”
Tyler Henderson
Upper Des Moines Opportunity
“ELITE is a great way to really connect your everyday tasks to the bigger picture of Community Action, through understanding the history, funding sources, strategic planning, advocacy and how we get the opportunity to change lives for the people in our community. ELITE gave me the opportunity to network with other merging leaders throughout Iowa Community Action Agencies. I enjoyed the format of ELITE, working on components that make up ICAA and having the opportunity to discuss and reflect with other merging leaders in our network via zoom.”
Danielle Rodriguez

Want to know more?

 Contact Tiffany Keimig, ICAA’s Director of Training and Technical Assistance.