Asian American Movement Leadership Academy
The Asian American Movement (AAM) Leadership Academy project provides support and mentorship training to the next generation of community leaders interested in non-profit management and leadership in the Asian Pacific Islander (API) organizations. Many of the leaders of API non-profit organizations are retiring; succession planning and leadership training are essential to ensure that non-profits have managers and leaders that understand core values of API non-profit work.
Having a training academy is a worthwhile effort and is creatively planned to incorporate important content, applied knowledge and skills, ample opportunities for networking, as well as fun and teamwork to encourage you to participate. Also, the AAM project will work to convey the core values and principles of social justice, concern for community, selfless action, and civil rights which were foundational for the creation of Sacramento’s API organizations. By extracting and highlighting these principles to stakeholders, funders, the public, employees, managers and the boards.
AAM Leadership Academy is a year round program. The application is due on March 1, 2013. After an initial application review, you may be invited to be interviewed before final selection is chosen. The class kicks off with a two-day retreat planned in April. To be considered for the program, you must submit a completed application that certifies you to the agreement and commitment to the program, a resume, and an organization letter of recommendation from your supervisor approving participation.
Asian American Movement Leadership Academy Founding Committee
Please contact our office at 916.454.1892 for more information.
Jeff Ogata, Elaine Abelaye, Jenn Ablog, Teruo Canty, Tim Fong, Wayne Maeda, Vince Sales, Fong Tran, May O. Lee
Class AAM Program Schedule
June -Friday 1-6pm Session 2 -Asian American History/Asian American Movement
July-Friday 1-6pm Session 3 – Social Justice Ethics/Values
Aug-Friday 1-6pm Session 4 – Guided/Virtual Tour of Asian American Communities in Sacramento
Sept-Friday1-6pm Session 4 cont. – Field Trip/Site Visits/Group Planning Project Discussion
Oct-Friday 1-6pm Session 5 –Case Study(ies) of Asian American CBO’s
Nov-Friday 1-6pm Session 6 – Experiential Learning Work Meeting
Dec -6pm Holiday Social
Jan Friday 1-6pm Session 7 – Leadership
Feb Friday 1-6pm Session 8 – Networking/Coalition Building
Mar 16 1-6pm Group Project Presentations
April 1-6pm Closing, Evaluation “Graduation Ceremony”
May (2 day) API Summit/Dinner
Asian American Movement (AAM) BenefitsUnique
No other leadership program is designed to address the unique needs of the Sacramento API community partners and/or can address and PREPARE current and upcoming management for the challenges/opportunities of the changing non-profit landscape.
Tried and Tested
The AAM curriculum is designed by community activists, current and former API nonprofit Executives, academics, and young professionals. This team understands first-hand and has lived through much of the API movement in Sacramento. As a result the curriculum that they have developed is both thought-provoking and practical and speaks to the trials and successes of leading a Sacramento nonprofit.
As current and future LEADERS, the bond each one shares is the values which are special to any leader who serve the API community. With this in mind, the AAM Leadership Academy offers a training that is founded on that which binds us together as leaders. We recognize that other trainings can offer you the skill-based training necessary to be successful. What we provide is a unique opportunity to learn from those with shared-values and experiences with the common goal of creating a stronger API network and community.
As a result of your participation in the AAM Leadership Academy, you, your organization, and the community will benefit. You will graduate with new networks, new skills and direction, and newfound energy to address the challenges/opportunities which lie ahead. Your organization will benefit from the culmination of your leadership project which will address a need identified by you and your Executive Director/Board Chair. And finally the community will benefit by your leadership and innovation provoked by the AAM Leadership Academy.