Minneapolis (11-18-04): -- The Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) has announced the creation of LINC – Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community, a program to equip individuals for leadership in service to the not-for-profit community. HCBA President Brent Routman stated “We are particularly proud and excited about LINC and its potential. We look forward to a continuing partnership with the nonprofit community in developing leaders for tomorrow.”
LINC is designed to help meet the ongoing need for leaders to serve effectively on boards of directors in the not-for-profit community. LINC participants will receive extensive training in practical leadership including:
- Effective leadership in the public, private and nonprofit sectors
- The nexus of leadership and ethical principles
- Organizational governance
- Fiduciary responsibilities
- Personal leadership styles
- The nuts and bolts of running meetings, committee work and fundraising
- Crisis management
- Media relations.
The initial LINC class, in session from January to June 2005, will consist of a diverse group of twenty-five individuals, chosen through a competitive application process. Details of the program, requirements for participation and an application form for this seven-session program (of half-day and full-day programs and a two-day retreat) are available at www.hcba.org/Members/linc.aspx The application deadline is December 1.
LINC training will be led by a distinguished 35-person faculty, including Patricia Wilder, Director of the Center for Nonprofit Management and Tony Woodcock, President of the Minnesota Orchestra and the Prouty Project, along with other community and nonprofit organization leaders, national bar association leaders, government officials, judges, professional leadership trainers, and the media. The LINC program will climax June 15 with a recognition dinner featuring special guests Vice President Walter Mondale and NAACP National President Julian Bond.
The Hennepin County Bar Association is a professional society representing nearly 8,000 area attorneys with a wide variety of services for the community and the profession. The Association strives to ensure the fairness and accessibility of the legal system by promoting public understanding and confidence in our system of justice and by working along with the courts to improve the administration of justice.