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The application period is open. The deadline to apply is September 21.
Lead Up! is designed for those who are in nonprofit management roles or want to lead in an organization but are not yet executive directors. The program includes eight virtual training sessions and two small group check-in calls with a cohort of your peers.
Lead Up! will help you explore your leadership trajectory, manage your team, deal with conflict, manage finances, and think “big picture” about your role at your organization (or any future organization you are with, for that matter). You'll also work with a small team to establish professional goals and get support to achieve them.
Exploring Your Leadership Trajectory: In this session we will explore your personal values and how they relate to successful nonprofit leadership. We will focus on leadership theory, goal setting, and ongoing professional development.
Managing Your Team for Success: In this session we will focus on the difference between leadership and management and provide you with some nuts and bolts essentials of employee relations practices, and management and communication techniques.
Small Group Check-in Calls: During these calls we will talk about the importance of getting support from mentors, coaches, and allies, and check in on our professional goals.
Developing Effective Strategies for Workplace Conflict: In this course we will focus on ways to approach conflict in the workplace. Whether you are a supervisor that needs to address a missed expectation with an employee, or you’re in need of resolving a dispute with a colleague, this session will provide tools to help you navigate conflict.
Money Management – Understanding the Bigger Financial Picture: In this course we will talk about how to build a program budget for the various programs and projects you manage, as well as give you a better sense of how your work fits into the larger organizational budget.
Organizational Challenges & Leadership Styles: In this course you will identify your biggest workplace challenges and how you might uniquely address them as a leader.
The fee is $750 or $650 for Foraker Partners. Full tuition must be paid by the first day of the program. Payment plans are available as needed.
A limited number of tuition scholarships are available. Please indicate your interest on the application.
The courses are virtual, using Zoom. You can find the full schedule below.
|Name of Course||Date/Time||Instructor|
|Exploring Your Personal & Professional Development||October 19 & 20, 9:00 am– 12:00 pm||Laurie Wolf/Monica Garcia-Itchoak|
|Managing Your Team for Success||October 26 & 27, 1:00 – 4:00 pm||Rebecca Savidis|
|Small group check in||November 4 – exact time TBD||Monica Garcia-Itchoak|
|Small group check in||November 18– exact time TBD||Monica Garcia-Itchoak|
|Developing Effective Strategies for Workplace Conflict||November 30, 1:00 – 4:00 pm||Rebecca Savidis|
|Money Management – Understanding the bigger financial picture||December 1, 1:00 – 4:00 pm||Chellie Skoog|
|Organizational Challenges & Leadership Styles||December 2 & 3, 1:00 – 4:00 pm||Laurie Wolf/Monica Garcia-Itchoak|