The Summit


October, 2018

Each year the Practitioners Leadership Institute (PLI) hosts a summit that touches on relevant topics pertaining to the current times, PLI themes and issues that impact the broader community. Keeping in line with this please mark your calendars for Saturday, October 20th, as we conclude this year’s Grassroots Academy for practitioners in the field of Boys and Men of Color (BMOC).

This event is intended to spark ideation around effective and innovative approaches that will greatly benefit the BMOC throughout the city. You can expect to engage in topics that could include mentoring, violence prevention, trauma informed care and more. Join us and other grassroots stakeholders as we collaborate to further support the aspirations of those in this great city!

2018 Summit

Building Capacity & Creating Impact

Summit Location
Center For Urban Families,
2201 N. Monroe Street,
Baltimore MD 21217


Past PLI Summit Speakers 

Jacob Harold
President & CEO

Dr. Leana Wen
Health Commissioner,
Baltimore City


Nisha Patel
Director, Office of Family Assistance,
Administration for Children and Families,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Chris Miller
Founder & CEO
Mission Center L3C

Anirban Basu
Chairman & CEO
Sage Policy Group, Inc.

Paula Sammons
Program Officer
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

  See All Speakers  


Past Workshops & Sessions

  • Understanding Trauma in our Communities
  • Cultivating Emerging Leaders
  • Building the Bridge Between Child Support and Fatherhood Programs
  • Helping Fathers and Families Work
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Handling Relationship Baggage
  • Healing Through Creative Space-Making
  • And more!

Special Events:

Social Movement Luncheon
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 

The pursuit of social justice is often led by the next generation of leaders. Hear from emerging leaders involved in Baltimore justice campaigns. 

Evening Networking Reception
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 

Enjoy a an uplifting happy hour featuring music, hors d'oevres, and cash bar.




Don't miss out on the Pre-Summit Experience

Pre- Summit Leadership Experience
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Discover the next steps in your leadership journey by participating in the Pre-Summit Leadership Experience. Focused on leadership development, this learning and coaching experience will offer you an in-depth look into the leadership strategies of "unlikely pairs." Wendy Luke, The HR Sage, will facilitate this executive coaching experience.  

Pairs of Center for Urban Families executive leadership and members of the Board of Directors will share their leadership stories and lessons learned in small-group dialog. Participants will walk away with greater focus, momentum, and their next steps for success.

 View the Pre-Summit Agenda


Registration for the 2018 PLI Summit will begin in September.


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