Workforce Systems Leadership Program 2019 Application

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Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Contact Information


We are seeking a highly talented, multi-diverse, cross-sector cohort of approximately 25 senior workforce professionals who are interested in expanding their leadership capacity and ability to effect change at the systems level. We encourage change makers from all backgrounds to apply, including but not limited to: community-based organizations, government agencies, foundations, post-secondary and career and technical education institutions, unions, business associations, and public libraries.  WSLP meets June 2019 through March 2020.

Ideal applicants:

  • Work for a New York City organization supporting workforce development in low-to-moderate income communities.

  • Serve in a senior leadership role.

  • Have at least five years of experience in the field of workforce development.

  • Have a passion and curiosity about developing new leadership skills germane to problem-solving in New York City.

  • Are interested in joining the Coro community and alumni network.


Optional Information

It is important to Coro that we are successful in our efforts to reach out to a diverse constituency.  We appreciate you providing us with the following optional information to help gauge the success of these efforts.

Employment and Education
Short Essays
Letters of Recommendation

Statement of Commitment

The program runs from June 2019-March 2020. The schedule amounts to over 14 days of training including program orientation and an off-site 3 day opening retreat, (5) weekday leadership sessions, (4) weekday strategy sessions, optional evening sessions and Coro community events, (1) weekday presentation showcase, and graduation. . Due to the experiential nature of our training and the importance of the group in our work together, and commitment to attend all program sessions is preferred. 

Participants will commit to self organizing time in small groups to work on their Systems Change Project on their own time.

Please note that full participation/attendance in the off-site Opening Retreat from June 26-28  and Showcase/Graduation are required.  The program calendar can be found on our website at

Due to known or unexpected circumstances, we understand that participants may need to miss a session.  A total of 2 absences are possible with no more than 1 absence for a strategy session and no more than 1 absence for a leadership session.  Absences exceeding this could result in your withdrawal from the program.


If you have any questions about this program/commitment, please reach out to Garrett Lucien, Senior Director of Adult Programs, at (212)248-2935 or