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Leaders Invited to Apply for Leadership Learning Lab Program

In partnership with Rotary Charities of Traverse City, the Frey Foundation, and other northern Michigan community foundations, the Oceana Community Foundation invites local leaders to apply for the 2024-5 Leadership Learning Lab (LLL) program. The Foundation welcomes leaders at all levels from nonprofit organizations, businesses, government agencies, and Tribal Nations to apply. The application deadline is June 28, 2024.

LLL will combine monthly sessions, small groups, social media, and cohort support as a 10-month program. While learning is focused on 11 session topics, participants will also network and develop connections with other community leaders. The LLL combines adaptive and collaborative leadership, time management, and a suite of nonprofit and cross-sector capacity-building skills. It invests directly in leaders to strengthen local organizations and the communities they serve.

In the past, the LLL program has supported 31 leaders in a wide range of positions across Oceana County. Providing a trusted space for rising nonprofit leaders to develop their talents and a plan for the impact they wish to make within their local communities is invaluable. The Lab is an investment into planting the seeds of open communication and support between different organizations, not only between the nonprofit leaders but also amongst the participating foundations. Selected Oceana participants will join peers from Mason & Manistee Counties for the upcoming session.

To learn more about the LLL program, visit the Rotary Charity website here.
To learn more about the past Oceana alumni and how to apply visit this link.

If you are interested in connecting with a previous Oceana LLL graduate or learning more about the program from Foundation staff, contact Tammy Carey at or 231.869.3377.

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The Oceana Community Foundation envisions an Oceana where everyone has access to resources to thrive. It receives and manages contributions from people and organizations and has provided over $12 million in grants and scholarships back to the community since 1989.