Our Butler Koshland Fellow, Christopher Bridges, this month joined in the inaugural class of Fellows in the New Leadership Council Oakland’s Leadership Institute. The institute is a selective political entrepreneurship training program that builds local teams of outstanding young professionals in 20 cities across the nation.
New Leaders Council Oakland launched in 2014 and is the newest chapter of New Leaders Council, formed in 2005 to address a gap in progressive leadership development. NLC trains and supports the next generation of progressive entrepreneurs and civic leaders—those who are leading industries, setting trends, and building institutions that support robust civic and political life in a global America.
NLC Fellows engage in an intensive ten days of training over a five-month period to learn cutting-edge entrepreneurship, leadership, political, and management skills from over 150 industry-leading volunteer faculty. Fellows are paired with career mentors, join a national alumni network, and agree to fundraise to support the next class of Fellows.
The result of NLC is a growing corps of diverse and highly-skilled new progressive leaders who rise to the top of their fields, working together across sectors and in their local cities to build, expand, and improve the progressive infrastructure necessary for strong democracy, social justice, and equal opportunity.
Congratulations to Chris on being part of this exciting program!