Professional Dimensions proud to partner with organizations and allies to provide programming that builds capacity and empowers our members. We leverage the unique strengths and expertise of our PD community to transfer knowledge and collaborate in understanding and solving our region's most pressing issues.
Our hope is to continue offering special cohorts, workshops and learning opportunities for members. If you have ideas about. programming you'd l like to see, or lead, please reach out!
The Systems Impact Fellowship, launched October 2022, brings together local TFA alumni in school based and systems level roles with community stakeholders to activate their leadership towards systems change and transformative outcomes for students.
With deference to data and research around adult learning theory, the scope and sequence of the fellowship is informed by the participants, making the experience unique and differentiated for each cohort. By the end of year one, participants will identify a collective, local project to pursue that builds on the strength and diversity of participants and advances existing or newly developed metrics to impact education. Year two is centered on execution and unity in pursuit of better. All projects will serve as proof points of what is possible with strategic cross-sector collaboration.
We are thrilled to introduce an exciting opportunity for members interested in growing their knowledge and skills around development and fundraising. Professional Dimensions and Teach For America share a passion for improving our community - uniting leaders in pursuit of better. Our newest fellowship, developed in collaboration with Teach For America, is designed to empower participants with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field of non-profit fundraising.
We are offering 10 slots for this fellowship on a first-come, first-serve basis. While there is no additional cost for members, there is an expectation that participants are able to attend every convening. Courses will be led by local experts who have a record of success in the areas of interest.
The VillageMKE Executive Fellowship is curated for Black Executives who are leading social impact organizations that support Black individuals in Milwaukee. We provide differentiated instruction and coaching around topics that are industry standard, but also unique to Black leaders.
Participants will undergo a formative diagnostic to identify areas of personal and professional development; and then work with facilitators to execute a cadence of learning and exploration that strengthens their leadership. With deference to data and research around adult learning theory, the scope and sequence of the fellowship is informed by the participants, making the experience unique and differentiated for each cohort.
About Village MKE
Village MKE is a Social Enterprise and Business Association designed for and by Black Non-Profit Executives to address the real and perceived barriers to the advancement of Black Non-Profit organizations serving the Milwaukee Region. Our mission is to provide resources, differentiated training and strategic alignment to Black-led community-focused nonprofit organizations and leaders to expand their leadership capacity, foster operational excellence and drive measurable, collective impact within the Milwaukee community.
Professional Dimensions has been hosting Conversation Circles since 2009. The objective is to bring women of color and white women together to have meaningful and challenging conversations designed to break down barriers, discuss issues of race and confront systemic racism in an open and honest way.
Participants are expected to:
1. Bring their authentic self
As a women's organization, we encourage reflection on the way women have shown up for each other over the course of history, and we believe in the power of collaborative women as the leaders who are uniquely positioned to move equity work forward.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our VP of Racial Equity, Michele Marsh.