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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 seven 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.
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.
Creating a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging: In this course we’ll consider the many ways in which your organization can help to foster a more inclusive and belonging workplace.
Putting Your Leadership to Work: In this course you will identify your biggest workplace challenges and how you might uniquely address them as a leader.
The fee is $800 or $700 for Foraker Partners. Payment plans are available as needed.
A limited number of tuition discounts are available. Priority will be given to individuals who work at a small or grassroots nonprofit, and individuals who work for a rural organization.
Applications are now closed for the fall 2023 cohort (see schedule below).
The courses are virtual, using Zoom. The 2023 schedule is as follows:
|Name of Course||Date/Time||Instructor|
|Exploring Your Personal & Professional Development||October 17 & 18, 1:00 pm– 5:00 pm||Laurie Wolf|
|Small group check in #1||October 30 -1 hour in length, exact time TBD||Kate Rose/Allison Fong|
|Managing Your Team for Success||November 8 & 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm||Rebecca Savidis|
|Small group check in # 2||November 28 - 1 hour in length, exact time TBD||Kate Rose/Allison Fong|
|Money Management– Understanding the bigger financial picture||December 6, 1:00 – 5:00 pm||Chellie Skoog|
|Creating a Culture of Inclusion & Belonging||December 7, 1:00 – 5:00 pm||Kimberly Waller|
|Putting Your Leadership to Work||December 8, 1:00 – 5:00 pm||Laurie Wolf|