“My experience with ALF training improved my ability to listen open-heartedly to people with whom I disagree. I’m more conscious in conversation and less reactive and therefore less likely to jump in quickly with judgment, argument or contradiction. The training helped to deepen my capacity to listen for the purpose of understanding another’s point of view rather than just wait my turn to express my own opinion.” Reverend Debra Brady
“For me personally, I think it gave me the opportunity to meet and build relationships and better understand people in our community, in our region that had I not gone through ALF, I never would’ve had the opportunity to meet them.” John Yaraborough
“I have a network of individuals who I can access for support at any time. Also, if they are unable to assist me directly, they help me identify others who may have a similar passion, resources, or a willingness to collaborate on meaningful change for our community. There’s a real sense of strength and power that comes with having that kind of network behind you.” Oscar Cabello
Great Valley Center
Connect. Inspire. Act.
We are actively building a network of established, diverse community leaders who come together, across social, political, economic and cultural boundaries, to serve the public good. Focused on principles of a different kind of leadership, which empowers Fellows to envision effective solutions and take coordinated action to address our community’s pressing issues.