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Leadership Exchange
BCCJ has convened regular meetings of adult leadership programs in Greater Boston. Since the summer of 2005, staff of area programs have met to discuss common areas of concern and consider areas for collaboration and joint action. Topics have included increasing diversity of boards of directors, finding ways for alumni of various programs to connect and pool efforts, volunteer placement, and joint recruitment strategies.

Participants in The Leadership Exchange include:

The Anti-Defamation League
The Arts and Business Council
Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation
Boston Cares
Boston Center for Community and Justice
The Boston Foundation
Building Impact
City of Boston's OneIn3Boston
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
The Commonwealth Seniors
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
Dunk the Vote
Environmental Leadership Program
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Iskra: The Social Interaction Network
Leadership for Change at Boston College
Leadership Metro West
The Massachusetts Service Alliance
The Partnership
The Social Innovation Forum
University of Massachusetts Emerging Leaders Program
Women's Institute for Leadership Development
The YMCA Black Achievers Program

The Arts & Business Council's of Greater Boston's Business On Board is a non-profit governance training and board placement program for business professionals who want to serve on boards of arts and cultural institutions in Greater Boston. Now in its sixth year, Business On Board has trained and placed almost 200 professionals from Boston area companies including Sovereign Bank, Citizens Bank, Fleet Bank, Fidelity Investments, the Boston Globe, Tufts Health Plan, BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts, Mintz Levin, Goodwin Procter, and others. Topics presented during the five sessions of the program include: Fiduciary Responsibility, Fundraising and Financial Management, Strategic Planning, Marketing and Audience Development, and Board Dynamics.


Leadership for Change is a program in the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics at Boston College that provides working professionals with knowledge, skills and competencies to lead effective and sustainable change within organizations.  Accepted applicants come from a broad range of organizations and diverse experiences to engage as a learning community with faculty and business in 18 sessions over 10 months.  Participants access faculty, business and alumni resources while pursuing a work-based project that integrates social and economic principles for the common good. Each participant earns a certificate and 12 graduate credits that applies to the Boston College Evening MBA program.


The Social Innovation Forum, a Root Cause social enterprise, accelerates the development of enduring solutions to social problems by directing an alternative flow of local resources to innovative, results-oriented organizations striving for efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability. Each year the Social Innovation Forum partners with leading local funders to select a handful of effective and innovative nonprofits addressing some of the Boston area's most persistent social problems. The Forum helps these Social Innovators build their capacity and grow their social impact by providing them with strategic consulting, executive coaching, training in relationship building, and a range of other professional services, culminating in a Showcase Event where the Social Innovators present their work to more than 250 area business and philanthropic leaders. To keep up to date about the Social Innovation Forum, email your contact info to to join the mailing list and receive updates about our RFP and current class of Innovators.


If you run an adult leadership program and would like to attend meetings of The Leadership Exchange, contact .

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