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Association of Leadership Programs 2020 Virtual Conference


On July 27-28, the Association of Leadership Programs (ALP) hosted their 2020 virtual conference with our Leadership Charlottesville director Andrea Copeland-Whitsett serving as one of the session speakers.

The conference, originally scheduled to be held in March in New Orleans, was moved online due to the pandemic. With a keynote speaker and 12 breakout sessions offered, 300 community leaders across the nation participated for inspiration, motivation and education.

More than 120 attended Andrea's session on July 28, Leveraging Leaders: A Call to Act, Change, Disrupt and Lead in Times of Community Unrest.

The session description read: In painful times of racial unrest, many people easily choose to avoid the uncomfortable, difficult, obvious conversations. We do not like to be uncomfortable. However, leaders do not avoid discomfort and challenges. They face them with the attitude of learning, growing, and finding solutions. Now is a critical time for the leaders in your programs and communities to leverage their knowledge and influence to start the conversations that lead to positive systemic changes on the local, state, and national levels.

Leadership Charlottesville has been an active member of ALP since 2012.