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class of 2020 APPLICATION

The Black Leadership Development

Program

PARITY, INC.

2019-2020 Program Year

 

Letter of Instruction

Thank you for your interest in The Black Leadership Development Program. We look forward to

receiving your application. Please feel free to call if you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed in this application package. Parity, Inc. is pleased to invite you to submit your application for participation in The Black Leadership Development Program. Enclosed for your use and review are:

 

 Confidential application

 Confidential recommendation

 Program instructions and information

 Tentative class dates

 

Special Note:

 To be considered for this program, your application must be completed in its entirety.

 The application and the confidential recommendation should be typed or printed and   

      returned no later than Monday, July 15, 2019.

 Email or faxed copies will be accepted. Return pages 4-7.

 All application materials must be submitted together as a complete packet.

 Finalists are required to participate in an oral interview.
 

Program Requirements: A participant is expected to attend all sessions. Those who miss more than two (2) sessions will be denied graduation and may be asked to withdraw from the program. Tuition will not be refunded. Parity, Inc. reserves the right to change the program dates if required for the success of the program. Program dates are indicated in the enclosed Program and Instructions information. Please review the list of tentative class dates to make certain that we can expect your full participation should you be selected. You will be notified of your selection status by Monday, August 26, 2019. The Program Payment of $1,750 must be paid in full by September 2, 2019.
 

Forward two completed copies of this application and your confidential recommendation by email

to www.parityinc.org or by mail to:

 

Carolyn Wright

The Black Leadership Development Program

Parity, Inc.

907 W. Fifth St.

Dayton, OH 45402
 

Questions? Please call Carolyn Wright at (937) 228-3939.

Mission

To create a learning environment where highly screened and selected candidates are challenged to explore new leadership concepts and insights that will benefit African Americans professionally and in community engagement activities. Through this environment, the program attracts and builds a strong network of effective leaders who model the characteristics needed to serve their respective organizations and communities.

 

Program Description

The Black Leadership Development Program is a highly selective program designed to appeal to African American leaders and emerging leaders. Its purpose is to develop a pool of African American men and women from various backgrounds with interest in, and leadership capacity for, effectively addressing ongoing and emerging community issues.

 

During this 11-month program, participants will meet monthly to learn through lectures, discussion, and direct experience of every major aspect of community life. Issues, from economics and education to criminal justice and intra-cultural diversity, will be explored. Participants will also begin to develop working relationships with civic, social, political, and community leaders. To enhance the quality of the presentations, topic experts are used throughout the program to ensure the development of sharpened leadership skills. Theses speakers are excellent motivators and educators.

 

PROGRAM BENEFITS

For Employers

- Opportunity to enhance the civic/community leadership skills of employees.

- Creates highly motivated and challenged employees who are better prepared to go beyond

   their job responsibilities.

- Improves your corporate image in the community and demonstrates company involvement.

- An excellent investment in employee professional development.

- Provides an opportunity to showcase the organization’s commitment to multicultural diversity.

- Provides networking opportunities among companies doing business in the Greater Dayton  

   area.

 

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Personal and Professional

- Participate in thought-provoking leadership training activities.

- Gain a broader perspective of community issues and their impact upon the quality of life for

   African Americans in the Greater Dayton area.

- Have an opportunity to participate in solving problems which affect the African American

   community.

- Expand professional networks and enhance personal relationships.

- Receive deserved recognition and prestige as a community leader making substantial  

   contributions to the quality of life in the Greater Dayton area.

 

 

The Black Leadership Development Program 2019 -2020 Session Topics.

Save the Dates:

ALL SESSIONS BEGIN WITH A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AT 8:30 A.M. 
THE SESSION WILL RUN FROM 9:00 - 4:00 P.M.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED. 
ALL DATES ARE  TENTATIVE.

Topics and Dates

Leadership Retreat

Friday, September 13 & Saturday, September 14, 2019

Black History Tour/Local Dayton History

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Current State of Education and the Black Community

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Economic Development and Entrepreneurship/The Impact of Community Development Initiatives on the Black Community

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Who’s Who in Positions of Power in Dayton/Diversity

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Arts & Philanthropy

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Human Services

Thursday, February 20, 2020

WPAFB Tour

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Health Care/Minority Health Challenges

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Church in a Leadership Role /The Media/Social Media

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Local, State & Federal Criminal Justice System

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Board Training & Graduation – Full Day Session

Thursday, July 9, 2020

 

 

 

THE BLACK LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
 

CONFIDENTIAL APPLICATION

PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE Date ___________________

PERSONAL DATA
 

Name __________________________________________________________________


Home Address __________________________________________________________

 

City_________________________________ State ________________ Zip __________

 

Community/Neighborhood ___________________________ County ______________

 

Day Phone _______________________ Evening Phone _________________________

 

Fax Number _____________________ Email ___________________________________

 

Cell Phone___________________________
 

It would be helpful if you would supply the following information (check one):

Age:  21-34      35-54      55-64      >64
 

Gender:  Male  Female


EMPLOYER: COMPANY or ORGANIZATION (including community organizations formal

and informal)

Company or Organization Name ____________________________________________

 

Position __________________________________________________________________


Business Organization Address______________________________________________

 

City/State/Zip _____________________________________________________________

 

Business Phone_______________________ Business email ______________________

 

What is the nature of the business/organization?

 

__________________________________________________________________________

How long have you been in this current position of responsibility?

 

__________________________________________________________________________

How many years have you lived and/or been employed in the Greater Dayton area?

 

__________________________________________________________________________

Preferred method of contact (check one):  Home  Business

 

How did you hear about The Black Leadership Development Program?

 

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

 

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
School Honor/Award

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

_____________________________________________________________________________

 

Organizations and Activities:

Please list membership in the community, civic, business, professional, religious, and social

organizations that have been of significance to you: _______________________________

 

______________________________________________________________________________

 

Supplementary Information:

Please attach your resume and any supplementary information.
 

Attendance Requirements:

A participant is expected to attend all sessions. Those who miss more than two sessions will be denied graduation and may be asked to withdraw from the program. Tuition will not be refunded. Parity, Inc. reserves the right to change the program dates if required for the success of the program. Program dates are indicated in the enclosed Program and Instructions information.
 

Will you be able to fulfill the required time commitment?  Yes  No
 

A special project is required as part of the class participation, which may require an additional time commitment. Will you be able to contribute the time needed to fulfill this assignment?

 Yes  No
 

Do you have the full support of your employer for the required time off from your position?

Yes  No
 

Financial Information:

Tuition for each participant is $1,750. Full tuition for accepted candidates is due by the close of

business on Monday, September 2, 2019.

Please indicate how you plan to pay your tuition (if combination, indicate percentages):

 Personal _____%  Corporation Sponsorship _____%  Other (specify) _____%
 

If your company is sponsoring you, please provide us with the following information.
 

_________________________ _____________________________________________________

Name of person to be invoiced  / Name of company

 

_________________________ ____________________________

Title                                           Phone

______________________________________________________

Mailing Address

______________________________________________________

City/State/Zip Code

 

 

CONFIDENTIAL APPLICATION

References:

Please list the person who is most knowledgeable about your leadership performance and potential. Have that person complete the enclosed confidential recommendation form on page 7. Return with this application.

 

Name_______________________________________________________________________

Address_____________________________________________________________________
 

City/State/Zip ___________________________________ Phone ______________________

 

Application deadline is no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019. Your completed application

and written reference letter must be enclosed for this application to be considered.


Forward two (2) completed copies of this application and the confidential recommendation to

Online at www.parity-inc.org or Mail or Deliver to:


Carolyn Wright

The Black Leadership Development Program

Parity, Inc.

907 W. Fifth St.

Dayton, OH 45402

(937) 228-3939

Indicate enclosures:

 fully completed application  written reference

General Information

If you are accepted into The Black Leadership Development Program, you must meet the following conditions to receive certificate of graduation.
 

 Not more than (2) excused absences for the scheduled classes.
 

 Must be present at the one-and-a- half day retreat at the beginning of the program.
 

 All tuition must be paid on or before September 2, 2019.
 

I understand the purposes of The Black Leadership Development Program and if I become a participant I will devote the time and energy necessary to make it a successful experience. I accept the

responsibility for meeting the above requirements.

 

Candidate’s Signature _____________________________________________________________
 

Date _______________

 

We look forward to your participation. Please feel free to call if you have any questions or concerns

that are not addressed in this application package.

To obtain this application on line, visit our website: www.parityinc.org

Parity, Inc.

The Black Leadership Development Program
 

Confidential Recommendation:

Thank you for agreeing to serve as a reference. It is extremely important that this reference letter be returned as quickly as possible to the applicant so our July 16, 2018 deadline can be met. Thank you.

 

Applicant’s Name ____________________________________________________________________

                                 Last                                         First                                        MI

 

To be completed by the Reference:
 

Reference Name: _____________________________________________________________________

                                Last                                         First                                         MI_


Company or Organization _______________________________________________________________


Position _______________________________________________________________________________


Address _______________________________________________________________________________


Street/Suite Number_____________________________________________________________________


City/State/Zip___________________________________________________________________________


Business Phone _________________________________________________________________________

 

Please provide information regarding the above applicant. Your responses should indicate your

relationship or association with the applicant, the leadership role(s) the person holds, strengths and weaknesses you have observed in the individual in leadership situations, and what benefits you feel the applicant will receive from this program. Your participation in our selection process is greatly appreciated.


Signature of Reference_________________________________________________________________


Date ____________________________