Leading from the Middle (LFM) is a leadership development program focused on developing and equipping middle leaders with skills and strategies to advance lasting reform efforts at their respective colleges aimed at closing achievement gaps for underrepresented students.
LFM uses a project and problem-based learning model, to engage college teams comprised of community college faculty, administrators, staff, and researchers in collaborative learning to explore and apply effective strategies to the development of a project centered on closing opportunity and outcomes gaps while at the same time honing their individual and collaborative leadership skills.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 2020 LFM academies will be transitioned to a virtual modality. To facilitate learning, via online platforms like Zoom and Canvas, campus teams will participate in synchronous and asynchronous activities to engage with and learn from one another. In addition, an assigned coach will help guide each team and provide targeted support.
For more information or questions, please send an email to Ireri Valenzuela or Debra Polak, LFM Co-directors.