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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

Contact for more information.



July 14-15, 2017

Be Present Family Day: Building Trust and Connection

Oakland, CA

Bananas, Inc

5232 Clarmont Ave.

Oakland, CA 94618


Join us for this multi-generational training workshop that celebrates the natural creativity within all of us in an environment that is inclusive of the many kinds of families we have within our communities. The workshop includes diverse participants of all ages, backgrounds and experiences.


All are welcome! Attendance is limited to 50 people so please fill out the Registration Form and email to

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Training Workshop

Friday, July 14,  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, July 15, 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Celebrating Creative Performance

Saturday, July 15, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Fun, interactive event sharing artistic expression through dance, spoken word, art, song.


Family Potluck

Sunday, July 16, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

RW Crown Memorial Beach, Alameda, Main Parking Lot

"Sandcastle" site at Westline & Otis Drive.






November 9-12, 2017

National Network Leadership Convening and 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Atlanta GA

Detailed information and brochure to follow



June 21-24, 2018

National Black and Female Leadership Conference

Dahlonega, GA

Detailed information and brochure to follow





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