Skill Workshops

In an effort to increase access to professional development opportunities, Leadership Indianapolis has hosted a variety of skill workshops. These sessions will cover topics related to our discussion series and other programmatic offerings.

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Past Skill Workshops

Asset Based Community Development 

As a leader, you want to make a difference in your community and figuring out where to start can be overwhelming. Leadership Indianapolis in partnership with the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) presented: Intro to Asset Based Community Development. This workshop introduced attendees to the ABCD system and provided an interactive, practical experience to empower participants to implement what they learned.  Through a series of exercises that build community, participants learned how to reach out to neighbors, bring them together to address problems, work toward shared goals, and build strong and organized communities.

Speaker: Maury Plambeck, INRC 

The mapping portion of the session will assist participants in identifying and discovering the obvious and hidden assets within their communities. Participants will begin to work on individual, associational, institutional, and community mapping tools for their neighborhoods and learn how to apply this information to connect issues and needs with assets.        






Citizens’ Role in Law Enforcement Oversight

Interest in civilian oversight of law enforcement governance has increased in recent years due to an uptick in public awareness of police action violence, among other matters. Many cities, including Indianapolis, have established civilian oversight programs to help implement new policies and procedures. Leadership Indianapolis presented a workshop focusing on the creation of this local effort and how citizens can become involved.

Speaker: Duane Ingram, Citizens’ Police Complaint Board (CPCB) President

Creating a Legacy of Giving Through Grassroots Philanthropy

Philanthropy, the desire to promote the welfare of others, is usually understood as the generous donation of money to good causes. However, there are many ways to be philanthropic. One such local example is the African-American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis, a fund created to promote philanthropy and harness the collective power of African Americans to positively impact our community. Our skill workshop gave an overview of the fund’s creation, insight into the impact philanthropy has on our city and tips on what other local leaders can do to organize similar efforts in their communities.

Speaker: Kiahna Davis, AALFI founding member and chair