Our five week leadership development program is here to support you, no matter where you are on your career path. We will explore theoretical concepts as well as the tactics and tools that you need to increase your leadership potential.
Registration is kept to a maximum of 12 participants, which allows our instructors to get to know you and personalize their approach to the workshop content, allowing plenty of time for discussion and questions. Each of our instructors has curated content that relates to the leadership journey within the non-profit industry. They understand your unique challenges. They want to see you not only succeed, but thrive!
This program is ideal for anyone in the non-profit industry who is interested in exploring, developing and nurturing their leadership potential. We have not identified a required number of years in our industry - or even years in leadership positions - because everyone is on their own journey. This program will resonate with you when you need it!
week 1: meet and greet with mingler
Let’s get to know each other and spend a bit of time with each of our leadership instructors!
week 2: communicating clearly & confidently
Instructor: Jennifer Deane
Effective communication is the most important skill set for any leader to master. In your career path you will move from being an individual contributor to a member of a team and your work will be dependent on the input of many others. You have an opportunity to inspire and empower people to take action with clear communication whether you are working with a team member, donor or volunteer. Take some time out to learn a model to support you to be clear and confident when communicating with any audience.
week 3: Situational leadership
Instructor: Cheryl Stafford
Do you want to motivate others to perform at their highest level on an ongoing basis? Have you experienced that a one size fits all approach to leading teams is quick yet ineffective? Leadership is most effective when the team is motivated to initiate and complete work with confidence. This is possible when leaders understand how to flex their leadership approach in order to meet the unique need of each team member.
week 4: Building and Supporting an Inclusive Fundraising Culture
Instructor: Tanya Rumble
Many organizations are struggling to diversify their staff, volunteer, and board members. The work of inviting people with intersectional identities into an organization starts well before the recruitment process and is complex and long-term transformational work. It begins with building an inclusive culture that permeates strategies, policies, and ways of working throughout that is consistent, intentional, and properly prioritized and resourced. Regardless of your positional leadership, it is important to underscore that in building an inclusive and equitable fundraising culture is inextricably linked to leadership, performance measures and culture.
week 5: panel q&a and mingler
Get ready for a panel Q&A like never before! We will be inviting an eclectic mix of fundraising leaders to join us for an open conversation about anything on your mind.
We will be meeting by Zoom each week, so a video connection is required.
Jennifer Deane is a Professional Certified Coach, Consultant, and Facilitator. She has over 20 years of experience bringing out the best in leaders and teams through coaching and targeted training and development. Jennifer specializes in coaching leaders to inspire others with their ability to listen and communicate with confidence, clarity, and conviction.
Cheryl Stafford is a professional certified coach and leadership consultant with over 30 years of demonstrated success in helping individual, teams and organizations achieve their potential. Cheryl uses behaviours, personality and neuroscience as a foundation for helping her clients understand why they do what they do and how to make transformative changes that result in more positive relationships, improved communications and increase in happiness and success.
Tanya is a fundraising executive and thought leader on the intersections of equity and philanthropy. She is Executive Director, Development in the Faculty of Arts and Yellowhead Institute at Toronto Metropolitan University and Co-Founder of Recast Philanthropy. As a racialized philanthropy professional Tanya is honoured to share her influence and insights with students, emerging professionals and peers in the sector.
The New School of Fundraising is committed to reducing barriers to access our programming. If you are unable to pay a registration fee please reach out directly to Rowena at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
May 15, 2024 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST
May 22, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
May 29, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
June 12, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
June 19, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
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