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June 22-25, 2017

Black & Female Leadership Institute, Session 5

Forrest Hills Mountain Retreat & Conference Center

135 Forrest Hills Road

Dahlonega, GA 30533



The Institute is an 18-month process that includes six training sessions and a Black & Female Leadership National Conference upon completion.  All participants are required to make a commitment to the entire series. Please note that the Institute closed to new participants after session #1 in order to support a community of learning and practice for the group.

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Session #1 - February 4-7, 2016

Session #2 - May 19-22, 2016

Session #3 - September 22-25, 2016

Session #4 - February, 23-26, 2017

Session #5 - June 21-25, 2017

Session #6 - October 19-22, 2017

 National Conference - June 21-24, 2018

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November 9-11, 2017

National Network Leadership Convening and 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Atlanta GA

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Training Workshop, November 9-11, 2017

Come join in this two-day training where children, youth and adults share decades of learning and practice in the Be Present Empowerment Model® and teach how to build a collaborative movement for social justice that includes the voices and experiences of diverse people and communities.


Fun(d)raiser & Celebration, November 11, 2017

Join us for an afternoon and evening as we step into a community event sharing transformative stories and creative expressions that will feed our spirits and fund this trailblazing work.








June 21-24, 2018

National Black and Female Leadership Conference

Dahlonega, GA

Detailed information and brochure to follow





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