AABLI’s Educational Leadership Series prioritizes lifelong learners at all stages of their careers. Corporations, foundations, and individuals are all allowed to partake in these events in which AABLI partners with organizations to provide outstanding professional development opportunities. Using a variety of workshops, forums, and events, this leadership training program bases its topics on the needs of the community.

Topics Covered in ELS Workshops & Forums:

Full Cost Budgeting
Social Media Marketing
Innovative Paths to Success
Corporate and Business Sponsorship
Public Board and Commissions
Public Policy Advocacy

AABLI PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP is a newly designed program offered as part of AABLI’s Educational Leadership Series (ELS). During conversations with the President and CEO of AABLI, prominent alumni will share their innovative pathways to success in business, philanthropy, government, and the nonprofit sector. Guests will include chief executive officers, heads of global corporate and investment banking, private foundation funders, elected officials, and seasoned commissioners.

This one-of-a-kind program is a reflexive learning and networking opportunity for professionals. who are ready to take their careers to the next level.

This series will be videotaped in front of a live audience on the 51st Floor of the City Club Los Angeles with 360-degree panoramic views that span downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Catalina Island, Rancho Palos Verdes, the Santa Monica and San Gabriel Mountains, Pacific Ocean, all the way to the San Fernando Valley.

This evening event include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Space is Limited!

Tell Us About Your Professional Development Needs

Our Past Facilitators

Trella Walker
Trella Walker
Interim President and CEO
Nonprofit Finance Fund
AABLI Board Member and Alumna Class 9
Vincent Jones
Vincent Jones
CEO and Chief Strategist
The Citizen Jones Companies
and Former AABLI Founding Board Member
Angela Gibson-Shaw
Angela Gibson Shaw
Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC)
Alumna Class 8
Dr. Nasakhere Thomas
Dr. Nosakhere Thomas
Founder and CEO
Dr. Nos Coaching and Consulting
Alumnus Class 15
Nancy Harris
Nancy Harris
Executive Director
Faith Foster Families Network
Alumna Class 5
Sydney Kamlager-Dove
Sydney Kamlager-Dove
California State Senator
District 30
Alumna Class 2

Frequently Asked Question

Yes! The programs are open to the public.