WASHINGTON, D.C. Oct. 28, 2019 – The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities announced today that it formed a new partnership with Loyola University Chicago to host its Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) program. Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business will develop curriculum that will enhance leadership skills among Alliance members.

“We are delighted to partner with Loyola University Chicago and its highly regarded Quinlan School of Business to develop programming that will enhance our members’ leadership skills,” noted Undraye Howard, senior director of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement. “Our aim is to help our members enhance their reach, influence and impact as leaders in the social services sector.”

“Loyola University Chicago is proud to partner with Alliance for Strong Families and Communities,” said Colleen Reaney, director of the Executive and Professional Education Center within Loyola’s business school. “Our commitment to the intersection of community engagement, business ethics, social enterprise, and responsibility rooted within our Jesuit mission make this partnership a win-win for both organizations.”The program, which will launch in the spring of 2020, is a 12-month program at Loyola University Chicago designed for social sector leaders with a focus on adaptive and transformational attributes. The curriculum will feature the following focus areas designed for nonprofit leaders and community-based organizations:

  • Leading with Vision
  • Governing for the Future
  • Executing on Mission
  • Partnering with Purpose
  • Investing in Capacity
  • Measuring that Matters
  • Co-creating with Community
  • Socially Responsible Leadership
  • Innovating with Enterprise
  • Engaging all Voices
  • Advancing Equity

“We would also like to thank Dr. John Tropman, Lynn Wooten and Dean Lynn Videka, along with the University of Michigan, for their support and administration of ELI over the years,” noted Mr. Howard. “Thanks to their early support for the program, we have reached nearly 350 graduates to date.”

Registration details for the 2020 class will be announced at a later date.

About the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities   
The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is a strategic action network of thousands of committed social sector leaders who through their excellence, distinction, and influence are working to achieve a healthy and equitable society. We serve as an incubator for learning and innovation to generate new solutions to the toughest problems and we aggregate the very best sector knowledge. The Alliance accelerates change through dynamic leadership development and collective actions to ensure policies and systems provide equal access and opportunity for all people in our nation to reach their fullest potential. Go to alliance1.org  for more information. 

About the Alliance’s Center on Leadership
The Center on Leadership housed at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities has the goal of helping the nonprofit human-serving sector navigate change and unpredictability across the sector. In this environment of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, adaptation must be constant and responsive—evolutionary. It must also be comprehensive and often disruptive—revolutionary. The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities rEvolutionary™ Leadership Model helps human-serving leaders rise to this profound challenge. It enables leaders to go beyond the everyday management of programs and services to address adaptive issues and systems challenges for long-term, lasting change. 

About Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business
Grounded in values-based leadership, the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago offers nationally ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive education in the heart of downtown Chicago. Founded in 1922, the school was an early pioneer in Jesuit business education and has been recognized by Financial Times and others for its leadership in responsible business education. To learn more about Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, visit LUC.edu/Quinlan.

About the Executive and Professional Education Center at Loyola
The Executive and Professional Education Center at Loyola University Chicago is a leader in providing high-impact professional development training and has served thousands of employees in various organizations and industries. It offers first-class faculty, specialized expertise, and the flexibility to create a program to transform the leadership skills of the participants. The Executive and Professional Education Center is housed within the Loyola Business Leadership Hub and Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business.