African-American Leadership Institute
The African-American Leadership Institute (AALI) promotes the individual development of African-Americans for increased participation in leadership roles and serves as a principal education and networking resource for expertise and advocacy on leadership issues affecting and impacting our communities.
The African-American Leadership Institute is designed to educate and assist individuals in developing and expanding their leadership skills to take an active role in the community.
AALI is a 10-week program of weekly classes conducted in the evening and a one day leadership retreat focusing on cultural identity, team-building and service to the community. AALI also offers participants the opportunity to engage Arizona’s foremost business and policy authorities in a continuing dialogue about leadership and the African-American community. AALI enhances and underscores an understanding of the role culture plays in leadership development.
Program Information and Application Process
- Sessions are from 6 pm-9 pm primarily on the campus of South Mountain Community College
- Sessions begin October 12 and are on the following dates:
- Wednesday, October 12
- Wednesday, October 19
- Wednesday, October 26
- Wednesday, November 2
- Wednesday, November 9
- Wednesday, November 16
- Tuesday, November 22
- Wednesday, November 30
- Wednesday, December 7
- Wednesday, December 14
- Graduation: Wednesday, December 21
- Must attend Leadership Retreat – Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, November 5 (8:30am-5pm) (Retreat is dependent on funding and number of participants)
- Program Tuition is $550
- Click here to apply. *
“AALI has given me opportunities and a platform to learn and network positively with individuals throughout the Phoenix community. In addition, AALI has helped me to define my true passion….I have grown as a person, as a professional and above all, as a leader. I am grateful for this program and how my life has catapulted toward success..”AALI 2013 Graduate