Training + Peer Support + Coaching = IMPACT!

Effective nonprofit leaders are activators who energize an organization and its stakeholders, enabling it to attain its full potential. Whether you are the CEO, or a VP or Director leading a team, nothing is more important than effective leadership skills to maximize team performance and impact.

Our leadership development cohorts offer practical lessons on what it means to be a leader, along with “real-world” group discussions about nonprofit management, all in a safe and nurturing female-only environment. In addition, participants each receive individual coaching throughout the 9-month program.

We offer unique groups for both CEO’s and VP/Director level leaders.  Groups meet monthly September – June for three hours each month.  The first half of each session is a structured lesson and facilitated discussion; the second half is peer support time to get feedback from us and your peers on the unique challenges, opportunities and dilemmas you face.

Participants enjoy:

  • A unique community of female support designed to address the issues and challenges of female nonprofit leaders.
  • A safe space to explore ideas, problems or concerns.
  • Content based on best practices, but grounded in reality of running a nonprofit.
  • Individual coaching.
  • Access to the collective membership’s network of contacts, resources and expertise.
  • Access to private Facebook and e-mail groups for ongoing conversation and idea sharing.

“Strong women empower other women.” – Melinda Gates

CEO Level

KEY LEARNING AREAS:

Leadership:

  • Get to know your unique leadership style and focus on your most important roles as a leader.  Master the differences between leading and managing.  Explore why your leadership style changes with different stakeholder groups.  Learn the hallmarks of great leaders and the unique challenges and opportunities you face as a female leader.

Team Performance:

  • The right people are an organization’s greatest asset.  Identify what types of people you really need on the team to create/sustain the organizational culture you desire – and how to get the wrong people off the team!  Learn how to find (and retain) the good people, acclimate them to your team, set performance goals and effectively develop them.

Board/Governance:

  • Your board can either be an asset or a liability.  Learn how to design and lead an effective and engaged board so that your agency can have more impact.

Self-Care:

  • You are the essential cog in the wheel of your organization!  Learn strategies for avoiding burnout, how to self-advocate for the help and resources you need, and how to create your circle of trusted advisors.

 

2018-2019 Cohorts are FULL!  Please check back in the spring for 2019-2010 Cohort registration, or complete an interest form below and get put on our mailing list.

VP/Director Level

KEY LEARNING AREAS:

Leadership: 

  • Get to know your unique leadership style and focus on your most important roles as nonprofit leader.  Master the differences between leading and managing. Learn how to expand your influence both inside – and outside – your agency.  Learn the hallmarks of great leaders, and the unique challenges and opportunities you face as a female leader.

Team Performance:

  • Master the hiring and on-boarding process to build the team of your dreams.  Learn how to find (and retain) good people, acclimate them to your team, set performance goals, and effectively develop them.  And yes, we’ll tackle the HR nightmares, too.

Self-Care:

  • Learn how to take care of yourself so that you avoid burnout.  Learn to self-advocate and get the support and resources you need.   Create a career path that fulfills your goals.

 

2018-2019 Cohorts are FULL!  Please check back in the spring for  2019-2010 Cohort registration, or complete an interest form below and get put on our mailing list.

What They’re Saying

“Every month I leave with tools and ideas that I can put into practice in my organization.”

Amy SpawnThe Warren Center

“I love the group discussions on critical topics that we face as nonprofit leaders. I learn something new each month.”

Becca CrowellNexus Recovery Center

“They’ve made me think about some things differently, which is really helpful after spending many years in my position.”

Paige McDanielCommunity Partners of Dallas