Interview with PADS Founder Deleisa
What did you enjoy most about the experience? I enjoyed collaborating with like-minded leaders in the community.
What was your greatest takeaway? Although you may have an idea of what your organization needs, it takes time to outline your goals, brainstorm, and come up with an effective plan that makes sense and that is reachable.
How did the CLI Course impact your organization? It helped us to think outside of the box. CLI helped us with marketing ideas, executive summary, and initiating a business plan etc. We were able to look at short term and long-term goals.
What would you tell potential students and potential supporters, about the value of CLI. It is a valuable curriculum, with experienced and knowledgeable presenters, that will give you a good foundation, and help you realize your strength and weaknesses as an organization. It is also a good way to meet and network with other community leaders. It not only allows you to join, but it gives your board members an opportunity to participate and work on your vision.