Leadership Development Training

Topics Covered

  • Leadership  Principles

  • Dr. King’s Principles of Non-Violence

  • Influencing Public Policy

  • Teambuilding

  • Community Mobilization

  • Creating a Strategic Vision

  • Law and Justice

  • Decision Making & Problem Solving

  • Professional Networking and Branding

  • Implicit Bias Recognition

  • Negotiations & Conflict Resolution

Who Should Attend

Anyone over the age of 19, regardless of education level, race, religious belief, or employment status who is sincerely interested in helping improve the community.


Sessions are held the third and fourth Fridays of each month from, January – June, 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Institute Faculty


Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Development Institute Inaugural Class of 2009


Keith Ellison, MBA

Lead Instructor and Facilitator

Mr. Ellison is Founder and CEO of The Ellison Group, a full-service management consulting firm based in Philadelphia, PA. His emphasis is on talent and skill development, strategic planning and cycle time reduction. Mr. Ellison earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.

Meet our
Lead Instructor and Facilitator 

Location and Cost

The sessions are conducted VIRTUALLY, unless otherwise announced. Our physical site when required is provided by educational partners,  Harrisburg Area Community College and Penn State University – Harrisburg. 

With a $1,500 tuition. Limited scholarships are available.

Contributing Presenters

-Dr. Nathaniel Gadsden, Pastor
-Ari Weitzman, Federal Public Defender
-Mary Klatt, Dauphin County Public Defender

-Royce Morris, Common Pleas Judge

-Ed Marsico, Common Pleas Judge

-Robert Martin, Public Safety Director
Lt. Milo Hooper, Harrisburg Police Dept
-Maj Kristal Turner-Childs, Pa State Police

-Reizdan Moore, J.D., Attorney at Law

-Clint Cullison, Environmental Lobbyist

-Sandra Thompson, J.D., Pres.,NAACP, York PA

-Dr. Carol Spigner, Emeritus - Univ. of Penn.
-Prof Randy Lee – Widener University Law

-Joseph Robinson, Jr., Pres., MLK-LDI