"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality."
-Warren G. Bennis
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Book Group: "Graceful Leadership" by Ann McClain Terrell

You heard Ann Terrell Speak on Graceful Leadership. Now join the Buffalo Leadership Initiative and your colleagues in a book group discussion on Graceful Leadership in the Early Childhood Education.

Facilitated discussion of leadership books
Book groups present an opportunity for members to gather to discuss leadership publications and resources and are facilitated by committed professionals, dedicated to deepening the dialogue and illuminating the key messages​

Please register for a Book Group Cohort, as there is limited space.

  • Cohort 1: Tue, February 25th & Tue, March 10th 5:30 - 7:00pm
  • Cohort 2: Wed, February 26th & Wed, March 11th 5:30 - 7:00pm

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1000 Hertel Ave.
Buffalo,NY 14216

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The excellence of early childhood programs is reliant on the quality and caliber of the leader. The program leader sets the mission, vision, philosophy, and culture of a program. And yet, too many leaders come to the work with limited knowledge and expertise in early childhood management and leadership. The Leadership Initiative is designed to support the professional development and success of current leaders and prospective leaders in the early childhood field. The Leadership Initiative and this website provides early childhood leaders, as well as those who aspire to leadership roles in the future, with resources and opportunities to engage with their peers around the city and support professional development promoting access to excellence for all young children.