Our Mission: To provide professional educational activities and to engage, educate, and train leaders

About the ALP

ALP is a community of leadership programs for professionals who are doing great things in their communities. The Association strives to recognize excellence, foster innovation, share best practices, build networks with colleagues, and provide educational training and development to advance the effectiveness of community leadership programs and professionals.

History

The Association of Leadership Programs was formed in February 2012 as a 501(c)(3) organization to continue the work of the Association of Leadership Professionals. In June 2012, both organizations merged into one entity that is inclusive of community leadership programs and leadership professionals.

To support the new organization, the Legacy Circle was formed. Chaired by Ted Carroll, Leadership Greater Hartford, CT. Their financial support helped to launch ALP and provide members with a "virtual" office, including a website. New board members were added and Lura Hammond stepped in to become the manager of the association.

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The Association of Leadership Programs Details

The Association of Leadership Professionals was chartered as a 501(c)(6) organization for expediency. While this designation did not carry with it eligibility for tax exempt contributions, it is a much faster application process than the application 501(c)(3) status in which donations are eligible for tax exemption. We knew we needed to create an organization that would allow us to get to and support the Fort Worth Conference (April 2010) and beyond that, we would later seek the 501(c)(3) status to open up new fund raising avenues for ALP.

The Association of Leadership Programs was formed in February 2012 as a 501(c)(3) organization. In June 2012, both organizations merged into one entity that is inclusive of community leadership programs and leadership professionals

Founders

  • Griff Hall, Griff Strategic Leadership, MD
  • Mark Scheffler, Leadership Akron, OH
  • Lura Hammond, Leadership On The Move, TX
  • Roger Duke, Volunteer, GA

National Conferences

  • 2010 – Fort Worth, Texas
  • 2011 – Dallas, Texas (with The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership)
  • 2012 – Indianapolis, Indiana (with The Greenleaf Center)
  • 2013 – Arlington, Virginia
  • 2015 – Huntsville, Alabama
  • 2017 – Phoenix, AZ

Regional Conferences

  • 2010 – Columbus, Ohio (June)
  • 2011 – Louisville, KY (October)
  • 2012 – Houston, Texas (February)
  • 2012 – Denver (October)
  • 2013 – Greenville, South Carolina (March)
  • 2014 – Macon, Georgia (April)
  • 2014 – Verona, New York (June)
  • 2014 – Madison, Wisconsin (August)
  • 2014 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 2016 – Winter Park, FL
  • 2016 – Des Moines, IA
  • 2016 – The Woodlands (Houston), TX
  • Conferences are held bi-annually

Legacy Circle Program Members

The Legacy Circle members are recognized for their unwavering commitment to community leadership. These individuals and organizations helped to launch ALP by providing financial support above and beyond their regular membership investment.

Legacy Club Members

The Legacy Club are recognized for their support and belief in the mission and value of ALP and contribute annually above and beyond their regular membership investment.