Supporting and developing nonprofit leaders
The biggest challenges faced by nonprofit leaders involve fundraising in challenging times, leadership capacity and support, mission focus and board governance, and talent management. While surrounded by staff, board members, volunteers and clients, you may still lack a connection to a community of people that understand what you are going through. Where can you come together with leaders who share your challenges and can help empower you in your leadership journey?
Leaders’ Circle is tailored specifically to address those needs. In monthly sessions, you will be immersed in a supportive community of other non-profit leaders for a time of learning, connecting, and discovering. For a few hours every month, you will have the opportunity to pause the hustle of managing a non-profit and have real, authentic and transparent conversations with like-minded leaders.
For me the relationships formed with other local ED’s and the speakers was the best part. Leaders' Circle gave me people I could relate to in their challenges and triumphs and someone I can reach out to in the future. Each course was very good and useful. It challenged me to keep my leadership development group going here at Ardmore Village. We all need encouragement to keep growing!
I gained valuable knowledge on running a nonprofit from the OKCNP Leader’s Circle, and I have implemented two important lessons from Marnie Taylor's nonprofit management presentation. More than anything, it has been great to have a group of fellow nonprofit leaders to share triumphs and sorrows. It helps you feel like you are not alone and renews your calling to the cause you work so hard for. The OKCNP staff are also very welcoming and encourage discussion and freedom to ask tough questions
The most satisfying part of the Leaders' Circle was getting to know the cohort group members. Being an executive director is a lonely job. Having the ability to discuss issues within a safe forum that OKCNP created was priceless. There was so much experience, knowledge, and wisdom passed around that my own job was ultimately made more enjoyable and productive.
I cannot begin to express the insight and knowledge I gained from the OKCNP’s Leaders Circle. Lead by expert advisers, the value I gained came from the cross-feed of knowledge, experience, and real situations from each of the leaders in our group. This was a small intimate setting that allowed for relationships to evolve so we felt comfortable sharing about any situation we may have been dealing with. It was a great learning experience.
Each session is specifically designed to address multiple facets of being a non-profit leader. You will not only learn principles of leadership but discuss, in a confidential setting, the hard things directors face on a day-to-day basis. A recent leader participant had this to say about Leaders Circle: “good presenters on great, challenging topics. Discussion- very helpful, practical knowledge coaching- great accountability and helpful addressing specific problems.”
Leaders’ Circle has programming designed around the collective needs of the group. Leaders’ Circle provides opportunities to:
Now offering a virtual option for those unable to make it to OKC or Tulsa!
Session I – February 5, 2020, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Session II – February 6, 2020, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Session III – March 4, 2020, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Session IV – April 8, 2020, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Session V – May 6, 2020, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Session VI – May 7, 2020, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Enrollment is limited to 15. So, don’t delay!