CLA Community Leadership Academy

  • Resources for Independence, Central Valley

Leaders without Limits

Learn how to implement and maintain a program designed specifically to increase the number of persons with disabilities participating in leadership roles in the local community. Leaders Without Limits is a Community Leadership Academy 5 week course designed to train individuals with disabilities to actively participate on nonprofit boards, community advisory boards, committees and councils. As ongoing advocates for positive social change efforts, Resources for Independence Central Valley created the Train-the-Trainer program and manual to provide the tools to implement a local Community Leadership Academy. Many Graduates of the Community Leadership Academy are now members of nonprofit boards and political committees. Join with us to make an impact on disability inclusion!

Benefits of the Leaders Without Limits training
  • - Expand the number of community agencies and politicians that actively support your agency.
    - Increase financial opportunities and support for your agency.
    - Bring unique talents and expertise with a disability perspective into new community leadership roles.
    - Establish newly identified volunteers with disabilities trained in government legalities and ethical values.
    - Create new professional networks for persons with disabilities.

    Trainers will learn:
    - How to effectively develop a Leaders Without Limits training program.
    - How to inspire individuals to be leaders in the community.
    - Strategies to obtain funding and speakers for the course.
    - How to recruit participants for course implementation.
    - How to ensure program success.

    Students will learn:
    - The impact they can make as a community leader.
    - Roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards and political committee members.
    - How nonprofit boards operate.
    - Legal and ethical responsibilities.
    - New strategies for connecting with local government officials and nonprofit agencies.
    - How to identify and obtain a public board/committee position.
    - How to represent a public entity.
    - How to create new professional networks.

Trainer's Guide: $195.00 (plus shipping and applicable taxes)
Student Workbooks: $15.00 each

To purchase use the Leaders without Limits Order Form(Click Here)

Contact Milt Wright & Associates, Inc. for more information at 818-349-0858


CLA's Scope

There are over 1.57 million “not-for-profit” or “community based organizations” in the U.S., responsible for $1.1 trillion in revenue annually, and over 8.1% of all wages paid nationwide.

This translates to 1 in 10 employees working for a nonprofit.

Further, there are countless government committees and councils in every city and town across the country, making daily decisions on public welfare issues such as the environment, public utilities, and city infrastructure.

Contact Information

3008 North Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93703
E -mail:
Phone: 1-800-244-2274