LET(s)Lead Academy Learning Collaborative

Publication Date: Jan 27, 2020

Emerging Leaders...Come Rise Together


Applications for the New England LET(s)Lead Academy for the 2020-2021 cohort have been closed. We invite you to follow our Fellows’ work by visiting this page at the close of the program.


The Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH) LET(s)Lead Academy is partnering with the New England Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (New England MHTTC) to offer its next academy to emerging leaders with lived experience of recovery in New England.


August 2020 - April 2021
Chyrell Bellamy, MSW, Ph.D.
Director of LET(s)Lead Academy
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University


The Lived Experience Transformational Leadership Academy—LET(s)Lead is an experiential learning leadership academy offered virtually. Our goal is to advance lived experience leadership across New England. The course is facilitated by a diverse team of national and international faculty and mentors, most of whom identify as people with lived/learned expertise.


Project Components

I) Weekly Seminar. The course consists of a 2-hour weekly seminar over 10 weeks. The course content includes topics such as developing a personal vision, transformational change, appreciative inquiry and leadership strategy, and change management.


II) Project Development. 5-6 months. Fellows are matched for mentorship with a national or international community, lived experience, and/or sector leader, based on interest area.


Required Online Class Time

Phase 1: Virtual Class

Every Thursday, 1-3 p.m., September 3, 2020 - November 5, 2020


Phase 2: Monthly Virtual Class

First Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., December 3, 2020 - April 1, 2021


Upon successful completion of both phases plus independent projects, participants will receive a certificate of completion from Yale PRCH.


Participants (Fellows) will dedicate approximately 6 hours per week during Phase 1, consisting of two-hour seminars and approximately four hours of homework between classes. Phase 2, includes 6 months of project work, monthly meetings, and 1-2 monthly mentoring sessions between Fellows and their mentors.


Interested in learning more?

More Information about LET(s)Lead Academy 

Questions? Please contact:

Maria E. Restrepo-Toro, BNS, MS
Project Manager, New England MHTTC

[email protected]