On Friday, May 19th, Bakersfield College in collaboration with CAPK (Community Action
Partnership of Kern) celebrated the first cohort of graduates who completed the BC
Applied Leadership Program in the BC Fireside Room. 17 CAPK administrators and leaders
on every level committed themselves to the rigorous and innovative program born from
our very own Dr. Maria Wright, former Senator Dr, Jean Fuller.
The Applied Leadership Certificate of Completion is offered through the Bakersfield
College Education department and is considered noncredit. It provides learners an
opportunity to explore introductory theoretical and practitioner-based approaches
to leadership in complex organizational settings. Topics explored through the program
include concepts of leadership, historical contexts of leadership, innovation and
change, educational technology, management and communication, and the role of diversity,
equity, and inclusion in organizational leadership.
This will be the first of many cohorts to come, thanks to our internal and external