Convergence Leadership Institute

October 2014 marked the inauguration of the first Convergence Leadership Institute (CLI). The CLI is a team-based, action-oriented training and development program that aims to strengthen the capacity, leadership and engagement of the national Convergence Network to promote policies and practices that advances equity and Healthy People, Healthy Places.
The overarching goals of the CLI are to:

  • Strengthen the advocacy capacity and leadership of participants to advance equitable policy change
  • Increase engagement of the Network in local and regional policy advocacy efforts, as well as those initiated by the national Partnership.

Convergence Partnership has now hosted four Convergence Leadership Institutes since 2014 for over 50 foundation leaders, board members, and nonprofit partners and advisors representing regional Convergence partnerships and Innovation Fund sites. The most recent CLI in October 2019 focused on supporting racial and health equity through grassroots organizing and narrative transformation, facilitated by Working Narratives and the Center for Popular Democracy.