Sustainable Leadership: Leading Change While Thriving

September 24, 2021
Virtual Event


The CCCU Diversity and Inclusion Commission invites individuals who have participated in a CCCU Multi-Ethnic Leadership Development Institute (M-E LDI) to gather for a half-day virtual retreat to engage the topic of Sustainable Leadership: Leading Change While Thriving. We hope this will be an opportunity to reunite and re-engage with your fellow cohort members, as well as meet and interact with other cohorts around this topic. We also invite each M-E LDI alumni to invite one other emerging leader to this program, so that he/she might get a glimpse of the value that participating in a M-E LDI can bring.

We hope you will set aside this time in your day to disconnect and engage with experienced colleagues, participate in meaningful conversations, and be encouraged.

The intended outcomes of the retreat include:

  • Create space to decompress and heal, re-engage hope, and find inspiration and direction after an emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually taxing and weighty year
  • Amplify higher level and broader awareness and discussion regarding DEI distinctives and work
  • Glean wisdom, inspiration, and strategy from esteemed thought and practical leaders within the M-E LDI collective
  • Network and re-engage the M-E LDI collective for strategic, cultural support and solidarity
  • Promote the value and lean into the spirit of M-E LDI while also recruiting prospective candidates for future cohorts


Lena Crouso

Edwin Estevez

Sandra Mayo

Janet Sommers

Nicole Saint-Victor


*All times are Eastern Times.


11:00-1:00 PM | Session 1: Leading Change Practically, Strategically, and Adaptively

Moderated Discussion with Drs. Sandy Mayo, Edwin Estevez, Janet Sommers (11:15-12:20)

Breakout Sessions (12:20-1:00)

1:00-1:15 | Break

1:15-1:30  | Worship with Nicole Saint-Victor

1:30-2:50 | Session 2: Leading Change While Thriving – Elevating Self-Care and Holistic Wellness

Moderated Conversation with Lena Crouso (1:30-2:20)

Breakout Session (2:20-2:50)

2:50-3:00 | Closing Remarks & Quick Updates