Wilder Foundation's James P. Shannon Leadership Institute has been awarded a Bush Foundation Leadership Network Grant to help improve the capacity of exisiting and emerging community leaders.
The James P. Shannon Leadership Institute is a structured, challenging and supportive opportunity for personal and professional renewal for experienced leaders of philanthropic, civic and community service organizations. The result of the work is that participants clarify the purpose of their work and the core values they want that work to exemplify; identify strategies to increase their effectiveness; and articulate changes needed to enhance focus, commitment, energy and satisfaction.
“We are honored to receive a Leadership Network Grant to advance our work in the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute," said Kristine Martin, Vice President, Wilder Center for Communities. "It provides us the opportunity to expand our thinking about how we can best support emerging and existing leaders throughout our community.”
The Bush Foundation’s investment in building the capacity of individuals through fellowships began in 1965. Since then, more than 2,200 Bush Fellows and Native Nation Rebuilders have reshaped every aspect of the region from government to education to art to social services to business. The Leadership Network Grant Program will ensure leaders have a more options to discover and develop the skills and support they need to become more effective leaders.
“Creating the Leadership Network Grant Program was a natural extension of our fellowship work,” said Jen Ford Reedy, Bush Foundation’s president. “We want leaders to be better equipped and better networked to lead change. By partnering with other organizations who do this, we ensure leaders have more options to discover and develop the skills and support they need to become more effective leaders.”
The Bush Foundation will award nearly $1.7 million to 12 organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography, through its Leadership Network Grant program. The full list of Leadership Network Grant recipients can be found at http://www.BushFoundation.org/2014LNGGrants.