I use every single leadership principle that was taught in this year’s program as they are staples when it comes to leadership practices.
The ISB Leadership Institute (ISBLI) is an absolutely phenomenal training. I have made great connections with my classmates, the facilitators, the panelist, and the team at ISB. I believe this year’s ISBLI leadership training experience has been unique as we all have gone through so much. We faced a global pandemic, racial tensions, economic hardships, and so much more. Leadership development and community involvement has never been so critical. I will forever be grateful for the people that ISBLI has exposed me too. Having such a powerful and impactful network is the key to successful community efforts.
The topics that we covered paralleled what was happening in this country and abroad. Conflict Resolution, Business Communication, Habits of Personal Transformation, and Leading Inclusively, were all spot on. I shared every single training my organization’s members and with my staff as well. The principles were relevant to everything that we were either working on or about to work on.
I will admit at the height of the pandemic, I considered quitting ISBLI. I was feeling extremely overwhelmed, not only with my business but with community work as well. I am really grateful that I was able to stick it out and keep my commitment to ISBLI. I was able to ask the questions and to fully show up for the sessions. I am hoping that my classmates were enriched by my participation, as I have learned so much from them.
I use every single leadership principle that was taught in this year’s program as they are staples when it comes to leadership practices. I plan on growing my business and creating more platforms for people who work in the community as advocates, activist, and social workers, to help them and offer support. I am grateful for ISBLI for providing a leadership platform that advances those who are often not represented in leadership.