TAY

The Leadership Development Program for Managers and Executives Serving Transition-Age Youth

 

“This program has been the most useful program of any I have participated in. We received tools and information that were practical and will help in years to come. Thank you for not wasting our time and, in fact, enhancing our personal growth.”

 

Alumni of The Leadership Development Program for Managers and Executives Serving Transition-Age Youth

 

THE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR MANAGERS AND EXECUTIVES SERVING TRANSITION-AGE YOUTH 

This leadership program was developed in 2005 by CompassPoint with funding from The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) to address the changing needs of leadership professionals serving transition-age youth (TAY).

To date, this program has served over ninety transition-age youth professionals throughout the state of California. 

THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED:

After ten years, The TAY Leadership Program has been paused in order to evaluate our learning to date and to better understand the current needs of the Transition-Age Youth field in California. If you're interested in receiving updates on the status of this program, please join our distribution list here.

“Thank you so much for this opportunity to truly explore the impact of work and self. I am so grateful and will grow from this experience. This is the best training I have been to in a very long time.”

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
 

A cohort of 12 leaders meets over a period of 12 months to learn together through in-person gatherings, webinars, a 360-degree leadership assessment process, peer coaching, and networking opportunities with other transition-age-youth-serving professionals.  

Through the course of the program, participants experience the following:

  • They increase their self-awareness around their personal leadership stance and practices.
  • They create a personal leadership development plan and receive support from faculty and each other to reach their goals.
  • They draw strength and support from their peers.
  • They explore and strategize around leadership challenges specific to working in the transition-age-youth field. 
  • They learn coaching skills to help themselves and others move forward to new solutions.
  • They build connections and relationships to support a growing and sustainable network in the California transition-age-youth field.

    For a full list of past participating organizations, click here

Watch “Unconditional Love”
by 2012 alum Ivan Antonio Alomar
 

 

Website
Foster Youth Museum
BLOG
CP blog posts on Self-Care
Website
Beyond Emancipation’s Coaching Strategy for transition-age youth

 

Project Lead

Michelle Gislason
Senior Project Director at CompassPoint (former)

MEET THE TEAM
 

Core Faculty

Marla Cornelius
Senior Project Director at CompassPoint (former)

 

 


Project Support

Kad Smith
Associate Project Director at CompassPoint

Want to learn about about this program? Call Associate Project Director Kad Smith at 510.318.3737 or email him here

Our special thanks to The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF), whose support makes it possible for us to work with TAY professionals to contribute to their development as leaders.