Developing Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals
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People devoted to working in the nonprofit sector often require specialized professional knowledge and skills, but may not have received training in leadership and management. Managers, in particular, are in the unique position of overseeing others while also answering to their organization’s leadership.
The intensive six-day Developing Leaders Program addresses both of these challenges.
The program prepares nonprofit managers to support their organization’s mission by exposing them to key management concepts and providing tools to better navigate their position within the organization.
The program offers formal training in fundamental elements of strategic management and covers such critical skills as the planning and implementing of organizational change, negotiating effectively, and increasing one’s self-awareness.
Through lectures, simulations, small-group work, one hour of 1:1 coaching following a 360-degree evaluation, and peer discussions, participants integrate management fundamentals with real-world applications. The peer network created during the Developing Leaders Program becomes an invaluable source of continued support.
Participants in the Developing Leaders Program are exposed to fundamentals of strategic management that they can immediately put into practice. Learning is reinforced through lecture, discussion, small-group work, and 1:1 executive coaching.
By the time participants have completed the program, they will have a greater awareness of their leadership and management style, as well as additional skills that all rising talent need to succeed.
Topics covered during the six-day program include the following:
- Balancing leader and manager roles and responsibilities
- Using mission and vision to set strategic program and departmental priorities, and making change actually happen
- Developing skill and methods for effective delegation and performance management
- Understanding and recognizing leadership and communications styles of oneself and others
- Managing to mission under fiscal constraints
- Building effective marketing programs for generating public awareness and support
- Acquiring essential skills for negotiating and conflict resolution.
- Becoming more self-aware of one's managerial style, en route to becoming a more effective leader
Who should attend
Created for rising leaders in nonprofit organizations, this week-long program prepares managers to support their organizations’ overarching goals. Participants learn the fundamentals of strategic management, including using financial data for decision making, understanding conflict management and negotiations, and leading change.