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Leadership Development with CenterLink

"When I first became the executive director of the [Center], it was CenterLink that came to my aid. CenterLink provided me with valuable resources, connections, support that helped me grow into a stronger and more capable leader. The entire CenterLink team goes above and beyond to keep local LGBT centers connected to one another while helping to build up the leaders of those local centers. CenterLink has strengthened the LGBT movement." - Jay Maddock, Out Front Kalamazoo

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CenterLink Leadership Institute

CenterLink is committed to developing both leaders and leadership across our more-than-300 center network. We understand that investing in our leaders, and their leadership, is an investment in our vision of flourishing LGBTQ centers that nurture thriving, healthy, safe communities.

Under the CenterLink Leadership Institute umbrella, member organizations will find our Board Essentials trainings, Exceptional Governance Series, Safety & Security Series, YouthLink Learning Institute, ActionLink Learning Institute, and a range of network calls each designed to strengthen, support, and connect our member organizations.

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Leadership Summit

Leadership Summit 2024: United In Purpose. 

October, 15 - 17, 2024 Chicago, IL 

CenterLink's 2024 Leadership Summit promises to unite leaders from across our vibrant network of LGBTQ community centers. This dynamic gathering is designed to foster connections, spark learning, and ignite impactful actions. Get ready for inspirational keynotes, enlightening "By Us-For Us" programming, and ample networking and social opportunities that bring our diverse community together. Join us as we pave the way for a brighter future, empowered by unity and driven by purpose!

Not yet a member? Take advantage of our Members Only rates for our 2024 Summit by becoming a CenterLink member today! Register for our conference and join our family and network of LGBTQ community center leaders. Experience a new level of connection and support as you grow your organization.  


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Leadership Summit 

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CenterLink's annual E-Summit - the can't-miss virtual event of the year! Gain valuable insights featuring speakers from CenterLink Member Centers, connect with center leaders and staff, and gain knowledge to help your center thrive. CenterLink E-Summit brings Center staff and board together virtually to connect, to learn, and to create actions that lead to impact.

By participating in the E-Summit, you'll be able to strengthen the center movement and support the creation of safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ communities.

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