LEAP (Leadership Equity Accelerated Pathway) Initiative
What is the LEAP Initiative?
The LEAP (Leadership Equity Accelerated Pathway) Initiative’s MISSION is to train and support individuals through their academic and early careers by providing well-informed programs and services that strengthen their skills and support the many complex challenges they face.
Our VISION is to develop a sustainable generation of diverse, empowered, and well-informed individuals.
LEAP Mentor Program
The LEAP Initiative’s Mentor Program is the first stage in this transformative and multi-layered initiative focused on developing a sustainable generation of diverse, empowered, and well-informed individuals.
The LEAP Mentor Program will take place virtually over the course of 6 months, starting in November of 2020 until the end of May 2021. Mentors will be matched with college through early career aged mentees. Mentor and Mentee pairs will work together solving attainable goals, resolving challenges and removing barriers with the support of IEED.
We are currently accepting mentor and mentee applications. The deadline is October 28th.
Emerging Leaders Development Program
What is the Emerging Leaders Development Program?
In response to the insufficient representation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) professionals in senior leadership and senior executive positions in the state of Rhode Island, RIBBA, has developed the IEED (Institute for Economic Empowerment and Development ) Emerging Leaders Development Program. This 6-month program is designed to provide participants with the additional knowledge, skills and tools that they will need to take their career to the next level.
Participants will learn effective ways to lead, discover their authentic leadership values, and find out how to continuously manage their career trajectory. The Emerging Leaders Development Program prepares high-performing BIPOC professionals for advancement into senior leadership and executive roles while raising their visibility as a force within their organization.
The Emerging Leaders Program will launch in January of 2021.