The American Leadership Forum of Tacoma-Pierce County pursues its mission of "joining and strengthening a community of diverse leaders in Pierce County to better serve the public good" through various programs and activities.
Now in its 16th year, American Leadership Forum Tacoma-Pierce County's Fellows program is creating a strong regional network of key leaders across private, public and nonprofit sectors, as well as bridging ethnic, gender and geographic boundaries.
Characterized by its focus on the human capacity for collective intelligence and how people are in relationship to each other, the ALF program begins a process of uncovering the principles of a different kind of leadership. When people who represent high achievement in different spheres of influence come together to learn and think, their creative and problem-solving power as a group can lead to highly effective coordinated action.
Program graduates - called Senior Fellows - are empowered to serve as catalysts in their communities, bringing stakeholders from other sectors together to collaboratively address the most urgent public concerns. In ALF Founder Joseph Jaworski's words, Senior Fellows are thus able to "break legislative and bureaucratic gridlock and get things done."