Sunday, September 19, 2021
The RP Group

 Dates & Location

In 2021-22, the Leading from the Middle (LFM) program will offer two academies open to teams from California Community Colleges across the state. The capacity for each academy is 12 college teams. Both academies will begin in October 2021 and end in December 2022.

Academy I will include:

  1. Online pre-academy preparation activities facilitated by an assigned LFM coach:

    • October-December, 2021. Your team and LFM coach will set the meeting dates.

  2. Three in-person two-and-a-half-day convenings at the Kellogg West Conference Center in Pomona, California:

    • February 24-26, 2022

    • June 2-4, 2022

    • September 29-October 1, 2022

  3. Online follow-up planning meetings to ensure the sustainability of your work:

    • October-December, 2022. Your team and LFM coach will set the meeting dates.

Academy II will include:

  1. Online pre-academy preparation activities facilitated by an assigned LFM coach:

    • October-December, 2021. Your team and LFM coach will set the meeting dates.

  2. Three in-person two-and-a-half-day convenings at the Kellogg West Conference Center in Pomona, California:

    • March 10-12, 2022

    • June 9-11, 2022

    • October 13-15, 2022

  3. Online follow-up planning meetings to ensure the sustainability of the work:

    • October-December, 2022. Your team and LFM coach will set the meeting dates.

 

 Academy Fee & Other Costs

The cost per college team (up to 5 team members) is $12,500. This fee includes:

  • An LFM coach who will work with your college for the duration of the program (15 months)

  • In-person and synchronous facilitation during all activities

  • Accommodations and meals at the Kellogg West Conference Center for all three in-person convenings

Your college will be responsible for your team’s travel costs to/from Kellogg West.

If the academy fee prohibits your college from participating, please contact Ireri Valenzuela, LFM Director, at irerilfm@rpgroup.org.

 

 How to Apply

Interested colleges will need to identify a team lead who will write and submit the application on behalf of the team.

Team members should represent diverse positions and areas of the college (including adjunct and tenured faculty, administrators, classified staff, and an institutional researcher). Please note: identification of all team members is not necessary in order to submit the application. An LFM coach will work with you and others at your college to finalize the group of five people who will be part of the LFM team.

Finally, campus teams should select projects that are aligned with their colleges' strategic priorities that seek to address institutional inequities, diversity, inclusion, and racial injustice.

To Apply: Download and complete the application. Please email your completed application to Ireri Valenzuela, Director, Leading from the Middle at irerilfm@rpgroup.org. We have extended the application deadline to September 17, 2021.