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Urban Core Collective – Communities of Practice (CoP)

Urban Core Collectives Communities of Practice (CoP) is designed to facilitate collaboration, learning, or knowledge generation between member organizations to collectively understand and address issues that impact the communities they serve. The output is a framework that fosters the formalization of strategic activities that leverage influence and resources to achieve optimum effectiveness.

Why is the Urban Core Collection CoP Important?

Urban Core Collective CoP is important because it:

  • Connects organizations who might not otherwise have the opportunity to interact, either as frequently or at all.
  • Provides a shared context for the UCC to communicate and share information, stories, and l experiences in a way that builds understanding and insight.
  • Enables dialogue between UCC organizations who come together to explore new possibilities, solve challenging problems, and create new, mutually beneficial opportunities.
  • Stimulates learning by serving as a vehicle for authentic communication, mentoring, coaching, and self-reflection.
  • Captures and diffuse existing knowledge to help UCC organizations improve their practice by providing a forum to identify solutions to common problems and a process to collect and evaluate best practices.
  • Introduces collaborative processes to UCC organizations as well as between UCC organizations to encourage the free flow of ideas and exchange of information that delivers tangible results.
  • Generates new knowledge to help UCC organizations transform their practices to accommodate changes in needs and technologies.

Transformation Leaders Program

 The Urban Core Collective’s Transformational Leaders Program is designed to cultivate a pipeline of leaders from communities of color that will serve across sectors to help fulfill the Urban Core Collective’s mission, vision, and values towards a more inclusive and equitable city.  To find out more about this innovative program, click here.

In order for a candidate to be considered, candidates must complete the online application by Friday, September 16th, 2016 (by 5:00 PM). All applicants must also have THREE references complete the online recommendation form by Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 (by 5:00 PM).

 ONE of those references must be a current employer/supervisor (if you are currently self-employed or unemployed, you are not required to have a current supervisor reference, but must submit three references total).

Qualified candidates will be requested to participate in a 30-minute interview on Monday, September 26th. Please note that all TLP co-hort members, once selected, are required to attend Orientation on Thursday, October 13th from 2:30 – 5:00 PM.

For complete information on the Transformational Leaders Program, program session dates, and to preview the application, please click on the following links:



Please note that all applications and reference forms must be completed and submitted online. THESE FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ONE SESSION (you cannot save and return later). For your convenience, a PDF preview version is available via the link listed above).



TLP Informational Session on the 2016-2017 TLP CO-HORT

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Join us for an informational session on the Transformational Leaders Program! Network with Urban Core Collective Directors, program facilitators from Inclusive Performance Strategies and discuss the program with TLP Alumni. We will review the 2016-2017 and the application process, and answer any TLP-related questions.

Though attendance is not required, it is highly recommended for any potential applicants. We look forward to you joining us!

For questions and RSVPs, email IPS at

Click to View TLP September 8 Info Session Invite