Community and coalition leaders are among the most resilient, inspiring, creative leaders in the world. Yet rapidly changing needs and norms, increasing challenges to progress made, threats to diminishing resources and sense of purpose, all have many leaders of community and social change feeling less inspired and empowered. Communities, coalitions, organizations and agencies are often mistakenly viewed and treated as monolithic organisms as opposed to being understood as a collection of individual talents, capacities and yes, challenges. There is no way to improve the effectiveness of the collective without considering the needs and growth opportunities of the individuals within.
CHC's L.E.A.D. training couples training of the collective with attention to personal empowerment. At a basic level, the term 'empowerment' simply means 'becoming powerful.' Building personal empowerment involves reflecting on our personal values, skills and goals and being prepared to adjust our behavior in order to achieve our goals.
CHC training also has a focus on women's empowerment and leadership.