Senior Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals

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	Lan  To
Lan To
Assistant Director, Programs in Social Enterprise
+1 212-853-2387
Columbia University Campus
New York City 
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"The Senior Leaders Program exposed me to a number of new leadership techniques and encouraged me to examine our agency's best practices."
–  Program Participant Vidhya R. Kelly, Associate Executive Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City

Meet Faculty Director Ray Horton and hear from past participants in this introductory video on the program.

It’s often said that it’s lonely at the top.

Senior-level leaders in the nonprofit sector can sometimes feel isolated, unsure exactly how to create an effective peer network, and, perhaps most importantly, how to receive honest feedback on their vision and leadership.

The Senior Leaders Program provides an answer.

A unique and transformative experience, the Senior Leaders Program is designed to help nonprofit leaders successfully develop their organization’s direction, policies, and programs – all while building an invaluable network of other nonprofit leaders.

This highly interactive 20-day program equips senior nonprofit professionals with strategic management and leadership skills.

In short, this program is an opportunity for leaders who have mission-wide responsibility – people who are influencing the conversation about the organization’s future – to step back, see the big picture, and develop an actionable plan. They are afforded time to think strategically about how to deliver on their organization’s mission, both now and in the future.

Combining the expertise of Columbia Business School faculty, the core elements of an MBA program, and access to other nonprofit leaders, the program creates a rich learning experience like no other.

Through intensive exercises, faculty interaction, and collaboration with diverse peers, participants learn to integrate theory and practice, giving them tools that are immediately applicable at their organizations.

The modular format – four one-week modules over four months – allows for real-time testing of ideas: roll them out over time, track progress, redefine the challenge, and discover the best solution. Two hours of executive coaching related to a 360-degree feedback tool provide an even more customized experience.

The Senior Leaders Program is part of the Programs in Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School Executive Education.

For a complete program schedule download the agenda.

Listen to the faculty and program directors speak about the experience.

Please Contact Us

Please contact Lan To at +1 212-853-2387 for a personal conversation to learn more.

We are grateful for the support of our foundation partners:

The Booth Ferris Foundation
The Centerbridge Foundation
The Clark Foundation
The Tiger Foundation
The Robin Hood Foundation
The Pinkerton Foundation
New York Nonprofit Excellence Awards
Real Time Grantmaking Award


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