Developing Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals

Mar 15–20, 2020 $5,950
Karen Bridges
Karen Bridges
Manager, Programs in Social Enterprise
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Columbia University Campus
New York City 
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Application Deadline: October 4, 2019

"The program provided much needed awareness and supported me with evidence-based frameworks and tools to directly apply my knowledge. The caliber of each presenter far exceeded my expectations and I am grateful for how available and open each faculty member was even after their session. The greatest value is the community of professionals in the nonprofit space that I had the honor to learn from."
– Past Participant Saskia Op den Bosch, Assistant Director at SEO Scholars

In this video, Faculty Director Joel Brockner talks about the program experience.

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 high-potential 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 dynamic lectures, hands-on exercises, small-group work, 1:1 coaching executive coaching, 360-degree leadership feedback, 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 in the nonprofit sector.

Please Contact Us

Please contact Karen Bridges, manager of Programs in Social Enterprise, if you have any questions about the program.

* Program location may vary. While the majority of our programs run on campus, some programs may run off campus in New York City.