Justified Anger’s Leadership Institute

A program designed to prepare and connect emerging African American leaders

Through this cohort structure limited to 15 participants, it is envisioned that the capacity to carry out the goals and objectives of the Justified Anger “Our Madison Plan” will be built and implemented by transforming the face of leadership in our community and equipping African American leaders with the distinct tools needed to lead change in our Madison, in this current moment.

Participants work together to develop and implement community-based projects that they believe will address a community issue that they’ve collectively identified and determined to work on and is aligned with Our Madison Plan.

Our Leadership & Capacity Development programs include:

9-month leadership development cohort for emerging African American leaders. This program includes nine (9) full-day (8:30a-4p) intensives, networking opportunities, mentoring, guided readings, and a social innovation project.

     Topics for 2018

  1. October Overview and Leadership Assessment
  2. November Leadership concepts, tools and strategies
  3. December  Adaptive Leadership strategies
  4. January Leading vs. Managing – influence, authority, team
  5. February Leading vs. Managing – influence, authority, team
  6. March Self Care and Microaggressions as leader of color
  7. April Professional and personal development
  8. May  Graduation Presentment of Community Project  and Graduation


Annette Miller (Faculty instructor)


2018 Application

Please complete the following application to be considered for the JA Leadership Institute  All complete applications, along with a resume and consent by your supervisor, manager and a letter of reference are due no later than Friday, September 28, 2018, at 5:00 PM. Note: You will be required to upload your resume and reference letter in order to submit your application. Please provide electronic files of these two pieces of information as a Word document or PDF.