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LEADERSHIP ORLANDO

Black Boardroom
Leadership Institute

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Advancing Inclusion on Nonprofit Boards and Growing Orlando’s Talent Pipeline

The Black Boardroom Leadership Institute (BBLI), award-winner of the 2023 Excellence in Innovation Award from the Association of Leadership Programs and award-winner of the Florida Economic Development Council Innovation in Marketing Pivot & Persist 2023 Award, is designed to ensure that Orlando’s nonprofit leadership reflects the diversity of our community, fostering an inclusive atmosphere where minority leaders have a voice at the table, not just a seat on the roster.

BBLI is made possible thanks to contributions from the Wells Fargo Foundation, Central Florida Foundation and Helios Education Foundation.

Applications are now open for the 2024 BBLI Leadership Track.

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    Build a Diverse Nonprofit Board of Directors

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    Create an Ideal Environment of Inclusion

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    Foster Authentic Leadership

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    Develop a Pipeline of Black Leaders

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What is BBLI?

IN A RECENT SURVEY OF NONPROFIT DATA, 17% OF MEMBERS SERVING ON CENTRAL FLORIDA NONPROFIT BOARDS ARE REPRESENTED BY BLACK LEADERS IN COMPARISON TO 68% OF THE MEMBERS BEING NON-HISPANIC WHITE.

The Institute is a one-of-a-kind leadership training program that brings together both nonprofit organizations and leaders with a goal to guide culture change and create an ideal environment of inclusion of diverse voices in service to boards.

About the Program

The Black Boardroom Leadership Institute consists of two, six-month programs:
1) the nonprofit track, for nonprofit organizations interested in creating an inclusive environment on their boards, and
2) the leadership track for individual Black leaders who desire to serve authentically on a local board.

The nonprofit track assesses and trains organizations in prioritizing diversity and inclusiveness in board member recruitment strategies, and guides culture change to create an ideal environment of inclusion of diverse voices.

The leadership track offers curriculum and board training that positions leaders for success on a local nonprofit board of directors, creating a pipeline of leaders for organizations to identify and align skillsets with open board seats.

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“Life changing, transformational, empowering and inclusive. I gained so much insight and knowledge that helped elevate my relationships, authentic self, network and work life, better preparing me for board service…”

– Antonia Tyson

Campus Recuriter, Oracle

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Mark Brewer
Central Florida Foundation

Carmino Nadia PPT 59

Nadia Carmino
Alliance One Consulting

Downer Daniel PPT 61

Daniel J. Downer, ED
The Bros in Convo Initiative

Gilzean Glen PPT 63

Glen Gilzean
Central Florida Urban League

Graham Latria PPT 65

Latria Graham
GLB Media Group

Grant Beverly PPT 67

Beverly Grant
Central Florida Foundation

Hill Ashley PPT 69

Ashley Hill
Ravago Americas

Jefferson William PPT 71

William Jefferson
Polis Institute

Rawilins Kay PPT 2 73

Kay Rawlins
Orlando City Soccer Foundation

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Candice Simmons
Wells Fargo

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Sandi Vidal
Central Florida Foundation

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