Monthly Archives: August 2011

Moving Forward

For nonprofits like CLI, the time immediately following programming is the most difficult of all. Having just seen the incredible results of our work together, it’s time to capitalize on the progress we’ve made! Expect to be updated in the … Continue reading

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Leadership Connections

One of the underrated aspects of the LDP is the connections that are made between young leaders. Often, it is this “leadership team” of friends that becomes most important as leaders advance. And if you think that high school students … Continue reading

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By the Numbers

The Kick-off Week has ended in Kinshasa and the students have gone home, allowing for a little bit of time to reflect on CLI’s impact. Here’s a quantitative look at what CLI has done in Kinshasa after only one year … Continue reading

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Continuity

It is impossible at the outset to know with certainty that a theory of social change is going to work in practice. Ideas are great, but results make change. Nevertheless, this makes it all the more gratifying when it’s clear … Continue reading

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What do the students have to say?

We’re glad you asked! Translations can be found below the videos. Leadership is very important here in Congo just as it is throughout the world. In Congo, people have a tendency to complain about problems, but it’s more important to … Continue reading

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Striking a Balance

CLI is an organization of contrasts in more ways than one! In some cases, even the deepest values that make up our theory of social change come into conflict with one another. For instance, while we value an interactive, activities-based … Continue reading

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We’re up and running!

It’s finally here! After a great deal of anticipation, the students have all arrived and the program is underway! This class of students is absolutely destined for greatness and has already shown the kind of promise that reminds us why … Continue reading

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LDP Preparation is complete!

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A Commitment to Excellence

Staging a “leadership development program” is actually not that hard. Basically, all that’s needed is a few people and a couple talking points and maybe one person to speak more than the others. Bring the people together, talk about “leadership,” … Continue reading

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A True Community of Leaders

Unfortunately, the Internet situation here precludes a video post today. Instead, check out some highlighted accomplishments of last year’s scholars and abbreviated profiles of the brand new class – which is about to begin the LDP! Last year’s students proved … Continue reading

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