The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Academy (NELA) is the ideal course for women executive leaders who are looking to enhance the impact of their work in the social sector. This year long leadership program connects you with a strong network of nonprofit professionals who are passionate about making lasting change in their communities. Participants will have access to extraordinary training and professional development focused on executive skills in social change leadership, and a chance to receive strategic support and coaching. Fellows are selected through an open application process and a small group of finalists are chosen to participate in each regional cohort.
Your Investment Includes:
- A year long program full of interactive learning, peer discussions, and real-time coaching
- The opportunity to connect with and learn alongside a cohort of other nonprofit Executive Directors
- A chance to think about yourself as an individual leader, an organizational leader, and a system leader, who is equipped and empowered to create real and lasting change
Enroll today and join your peers for a two-day intensive learning and networking event to kick off your year long leadership experience.
TAKE YOUR LEADERSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Leading a nonprofit is a challenging experience, especially with limited budgets, high staff turnover, a changing political climate, and reduced support for social progress. Executives need additional training in managing change, embracing innovation, and strategic thinking to help their organization reach its missions. The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Academy is a year long leadership program for female nonprofit executives that includes networking with other nonprofit professionals, access to training and professional development on executive skills in social change leadership, and a chance to receive strategic support and coaching.
"I was inspired to apply for NELA when I learned it was a year-long commitment with other individuals from across the country in similar roles as myself willing to learn from one another. Being an executive leader can be very lonely when you feel the weight of your responsibility to your mission and the desire to keep your team motivated and protected from any challenges you can possibly prevent. I think NELA recognizes that there aren't a lot of safe spaces out there for women leaders to collaborate and share best practices and admit challenges. I appreciate the recognition that a non-profit executive deserves its own group of thought partners to collaborate with. "
- Bethany Housman, Director PromiseCorps
The training and resources presented in the NELA program are designed for women serving in an Executive Director or management level role in a nonprofit or social venture. Don’t miss this great leadership experience!
Other Program Components
Quarterly Meeting - Participants will join interactive discussions with program leaders and cohort members focused on solutions, and strategies to overcome challenges.
Strategic Coaching - Participants will have the opportunity to engage in two strategy sessions with an executive coach to discuss specific leadership challenges in their organization and role.
Training and Support - Over the course of the year, participants will engage with other fellows through online forums and have access to online courses specifically for nonprofit executives.
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