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Built by Dreamers in New York City

The Leadership Program has deep roots in New York City, and our people embody its hope, diversity and transformative culture. Here, members of The Leadership Program have taught in classrooms, worked with young people in the community and chased their own dreams of art, music, theater and film.

Actor Ted Otis and our other founders envisioned The Leadership Program on a walk through Central Park. From the start, they’ve had two goals: to teach educators to use NYC’s cultural institutions and communities as an educational resource, and to provide effective leadership training in both educational and greater social contexts.

We’re a women-owned business that celebrates diversity and differences. We believe in curiosity, open-mindedness and lifelong learning. We apply those beliefs to our methodology in the classroom and the boardroom to inspire and invigorate schools, communities and businesses.

Our mission is to teach, and our programs are designed to engage your students, teachers or employees and create a transformative experience that empowers them to become the best leaders they can be.

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Programs Pressure-Tested in Our Communities and Our Offices

We’re not just consultants. We’re former teachers and current business leaders who understand exactly what it’s like to manage a department of 40 employees or a classroom of 30 energetic students.

We test our programs in-house before we bring them to you. Our office is a leadership lab: Any workshops we use in schools, communities or businesses, we’ve already fine-tuned with our own staff.

Your challenges are our challenges, but we also know that leadership training and team-building workshops are most effective when they’re specific to the organization experiencing them. Because of our experience leading classrooms and boardrooms, we’re able to dial into your unique needs and tailor our programs accordingly.

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Our Core Values

These 10 core values guide our decisions, our interactions and our programming. As individuals and as a team, we strive to:

1. Forge the path. Enjoy the journey.

2. Lead, learn and lead again.

3. Foster an inclusive community through communication, connection and common purpose.

4. Cultivate passion, creativity, joy and a sense of adventure.

5. Respond to challenges and celebrate successes.

6. Create opportunities, embrace change and support growth.

7. Pursue and encourage achievement in every act.

8. Make it, measure it, maintain it and move it forward.

9. Commit to finding strategic and extraordinary solutions.

10. Contribute to positive change.

Our Administrative Staff

Ana

Ana Zaldriagga

Blonka

Blonka Sibbles Winkfield

Senior Vice President of Development

Carla

Carla Gomila

Senior Manager of Data Systems

Cayce

Cayce Crowder Abellard

Community School Director

Christine

Christine Courtney

President

Dani

Dani Ortiz

Field Supervisor

Elaine

Elaine Porcher

Senior Director of Business Development

Eliana

Eliana Bourdier

Community School Director

Erika

Erika Petrelli

Erin

Erin Finley

Greg

Greg Shamie

Greg-L

Greg Loewer, JR

Jacqueline

Jacqueline De La Cruz

JazFace

Jazmine Dugall

Jenny

Jenny Greeman

Joshua Rosenbaum

Joshua Rosenbaum

Community School Director

Leopold

Leopold Murphy

Lisa-Donlan

Lisa Donlan

Lucille-Rivin-TLP2

Lucille Rivin

Matt

Matt Flynt

Meaghan

Meaghan Cross

Meghan

Meghan O'Connor

Melissa

Melissa Alameda - Davila

Menelik

Menelik Goodwin

Mira

Mira Gandy

Nadley

Nadley Reid

nikki

Nikki Mitchell

Accounting Manager

patricia

Patricia Williams

Community School Director

Preston

Preston Graham

Ravan

Ravan McKeithan

Ray

Ray Vicencio

SamS

Sam Sheppard-Gonzales

Shani

Shani Long-Boxill

sofia

Sofia Minenko

Community School Director

Suzannne

Suzanne Otis

Tatiana

Tatiana Dominguez

Thomas

Thomas Williams

Armstrong

Tom Armstrong

Wendell

Wendell Ramsey

Whitney

Whitney Arnold

Yindy

Yindy Beckim

Leaders Are Always Learning

At The Leadership Program, we want our staff to continue to learn, grow and connect. Our employees receive 40 hours of training a year – in the fun, innovative and engaging style we bring to schools, communities and businesses.

 

 

If you’re interested in joining a team of dynamic leaders looking to change the world, check out our careers page.

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