The Board Leadership Program (BLP) is a leadership development course focused on preparing African American professionals for positions on governing boards. Over three days, the BLP will provide the foundation and expertise for effective organizational governance.


 The next class dates to be announced.

Day 1


The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Days 2 & 3


University of Redlands, Burbank Campus
333 N. Glenoaks Blvd., 6th Floor

Burbank, CA 91502

The AABLI Board Leadership Program provides comprehensive training in nonprofit board governance. It offers a deep dive into governance responsibilities and a thorough understanding of board governance, focusing on finance, fundraising, management roles, and strategic issues. Participants who successfully complete the BLP are eligible to receive certificates in board governance and assistance with placement on governing boards or commissions.

The NEW intensive three-day program includes group discussion, exercises, case studies and problem-solving. Participants receive materials and templates to maximize their effectiveness.

Course content includes:

  • Board Governance and Roles
  • Implicit Bias
  • Strategies for Effective Board Leadership
  • Organizational Finance
  • Fundraising and Resource Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Evaluations and Succession Planning

All participants who successfully complete the BLP are eligible to receive assistance with placement on a governing board or commission.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cancellation Policy

  1. All BLP cancellations must be submitted in writing to AABLI at programs@aabli.org.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $50 administrative fee.
  3. No refunds 30 days prior to the BLP start date.

Please note:

  • Rollover policy refers to any request made by an applicant to change their originally selected Board Leadership Program attendance to one scheduled for a later date.
  • Each rollover request will accrue an administrative cost of $50
  • This cancellation policy does not apply to other AABLI events

AABLI reserves the right to cancel training courses at any time. In the unlikely event that your training course does not take place, we will make every effort to offer you an alternative date to take the course or refund the full cost of the training.

Please contact programs@aabli.org for installment policy.

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