We believe in the power of learning, and in fostering strong networks. Through our Center for Philanthropy Education, we prepare nonprofit and town agency leaders, staff, and volunteers to think and operate strategically, effectively, and inclusively.
We believe in supporting the next generation of leaders in MetroWest because effective leaders can build strong organizations, and strong organizations help our communities thrive. Unfortunately, nonprofit staff rarely have the opportunity to intentionally chart a course to grow as leaders. Through the Emerging Leaders Academy, we hope to provide new skills, an expanded professional network, and the opportunity to reflect and grow as leaders for local nonprofit and town agency staff.
This 10-session program for emerging leaders at MetroWest nonprofit organizations provides new skills to help these emerging leaders be more strategic and effective–and expand their network. There is no fee to attend this program, which is once again being led by Bob Greene, MS, ACC. We are excited about all that the participants will learn and can bring back to their organizations.
The program is best suited for those who are new senior managers or anticipate becoming senior managers in the near future. Participants can look to gain:
The ELA touches upon the following learning themes throughout the program:
There is no tuition or fee associated with participation in the ELA
Participants will attend ten, 2-hour sessions. Sessions will be mostly virtual with the potential opportunity to gather in-person periodically as it is safe to do so.
In addition, participants are expected to complete at-home assignments and review documents to help put learning into action between each session and maximize the group’s time together. Over the course of the program, each participant will have two individual coaching sessions (by phone) with the program’s facilitator and will participate in peer networking matches. Sessions will also include a variety of guest speakers to enhance conversations and learnings.
Check back here for session details when they become available.
We want to engage a diverse cohort that reflects our communities and adds to the vibrancy of the leadership pipeline and learning community in MetroWest. This program includes an application process and we ask that you submit a resume and letter of recommendation.
The Emerging Leaders Academy is ideal for those applicants who:
The Foundation reviews applications based on five criteria: