Cohort Intensive
El Intensivo

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The Cohort Intensive, a signature program of the Cooperative Leadership Institute, is designed to support the leadership skills of cooperators in the greater Philadelphia area, thereby strengthening our cooperative economy across sectors. Each version of the Cohort Intensive is customized to meet the needs and aspirations of the cohort at that time. This year’s cohort is free, and specifically for Cooperators of Color.

The cohort started in early September 2020. We are not accepting new applications at this time.

El Cohorte Intensivo es diseñado para apoyar las habilidades de liderazgo de los cooperadores en Filadelfia y a las áreas alrededor. El programa es gratuito y exclusivo de nuestro Instituto de Liderazgo Cooperativa (CLI) para adelantar la economía cooperativa de nuestra región en todos los sectores. Cada versión de Cohort Intensive está personalizada para satisfacer las necesidades y aspiraciones de la cohorte en ese momento. La cohorte de este año es específicamente para Cooperadores de Color.

La cohorte comenzó en septiembre de 2020. No aceptamos nuevas solicitudes en este momento.

2016 Graduates Speak

“I'm very satisfied with the work I did at the CLI, personally and professionally. The course challenged me and helped me transform my relationships at work and beyond.”

— Rosie Glade, 2016 graduate from W/N W/N Coffee Bar

“I've already started sharing this information with my co-op and I've noticed a marked improvement in how we communicate with each other, not only about tasks but about our deeper interests and emotions that play into discussions within the co-op. ”

— Claire Pope, 2016 graduate from Rad Dish Co-op Cafe

“Thank you for a wonderful training experience.”

— Stephanie Erby, 2016 graduate from Oaks Management

“What I liked most about the program was the networking opportunities. I built strong relationships with individuals in the programs and with presenters, I value this very much”.

— Staff Member and 2016 graduate from Mariposa Food Co-op

“I've said to several friends and colleagues that the experience was one of the most rewarding professional experiences I've had yet, and I continue to feel that way. We were challenged in meaningful ways, found common ground, and built relationships that (like all good relationships) have honest and clear communication at their cores.”

— David Morgan, 2016 graduate from Toolbox for Education and Social Action

1) Group CLI 2016

Our approach:  

We believe that relationships are at the heart of good leadership. Participants will learn skills to strengthen the relationships within their team, their cooperative and their community to sustain and grow the business. The Cooperative Leadership Institute programs are inspired and informed by Servant Leadership and Distributed Leadership.

"We need group-centered leadership."
— Ella Baker
"We need group-centered leadership." — Ella Baker