BOLD was the best personal and professional development experience I have ever had! I came in not knowing what to totally expect. It was challenging, yet fulfilling. I learned to be BOLD as I approached another year at my school! Hands down, every POC in independent and public/charter schools should apply to attend BOLD; you won't regret it!
I began BOLD
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BOLD allowed me to have a network of support outside of my place of employment that I did not know was possible or even existed. I left BOLD feeling refreshed and comforted, knowing I did not have to take this journey on my own.
Personally and professionally BOLD was what I needed when I didn't even realize that I needed it. I walked in expecting this conference to be like others - here's some tips, lots of PowerPoints, and networking handshakes for future job openings. BOLD sessions focused on helping every BOLD participant find and/or articulate their WHY. Facilitators shared their professional path into leadership. Best of all a community of leaders was strengthened. I personally walked away knowing that I have a community, with a renewed sense of purpose, clearer direction, gratitude for every facilitator and BOLD participant, and a firm belief that I am going to be alright mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and professionally. Overall, BOLD is a life-changing experience like no other!
To me BOLD is like a home away from home. The BOLD Summit was a wonderful experience. I really enjoyed having the opportunity to spend time with, and learn from, like-minded people of color who have shared the same professional experiences I have. Sessions were facilitated by leaders in the field who were truly inspiring. The BOLD Summit is a warm, comforting environment – it’s nice to be surrounded by a group of people that have your back. For me I’ll remember The BOLD Summit as the place where I got one final set of advice, and one final boost of confidence, before stepping into an administrative role for the first time.
The information and training that I received at BOLD helped me to navigate confidently in my new role and as a part of the administrative team. I'm so excited for the direction from BOLD and the relationships that have been formed and cultivated through the program.