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BCTV’s English Bradley Selected into Alliance for Community Media’s Emerging Leaders Institute Cohort

by Berks Community Television (BCTV)

BCTV’s English Bradley Selected into Alliance for Community Media’s Emerging Leaders Institute Cohort

English Bradley, acting director 2023-24 of Berks Community Television (BCTV), was selected into this year’s cohort of emerging leaders with the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) that starts in October.

“I am thrilled to have been accepted into the Alliance for Community Media’s 2023 Emerging Leaders Institute Cohort Class,” Bradley said. “I look forward to stewarding well this invaluable opportunity to learn with industry peers as a newly appointed leader. This opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m grateful to ACM for creating these spaces and inviting me in.”

The program will be led by Paula Manley and Toni Tabora-Roberts, non-profit consultants and community builders with deep roots in community media, media arts, and leadership development.

Board members, executive directors, co-directors, managers and coordinators in administrative, program, or operations roles, and those generally interested in growing as leaders amid a supportive community are often selected into this competitive program.

The cohort will participate in four virtual workshops in October that will each run for three hours. In between these workshops, members of the cohort will complete assigned homework and meet in groups of three for one-hour peer coaching sessions.

Near the completion of the program, each member will have a follow-up interview with an institute facilitator for about half an hour. They will also share their highlights from the experience via a short video, blog, or case study to be shared on ACM’s social media and website.

The Alliance for Community Media Emerging Leaders Institute enables community media leaders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to come together as a community of learners for personal growth and renewal. Participants can expect to reflect on leadership strengths and challenges in a changing community media landscape; explore an anti-racist framework to inform personal goal-setting; develop a leadership manifesto; and participate in a supportive peer group of community media leaders from across the U.S.