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Leading for the Future

New Strategies for Effective Leadership

Success in the nonprofit sector is often driven by the leadership of an organization. This program targets the development of strong leadership skills is essential for today’s nonprofit executives and board members and top administration. Key developments in the theory and practice of effective leadership including operations, team building, diversifying revenue, and social media will be discussed.

This program will enable you to apply key concepts to your own organizations: maximizing value through more effective processes and operations, building teams within your organization and with external constituencies, diversifying revenue streams, and utilizing social media to enhance success

Upcoming Sessions

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    May 8-9, 2017
  1. Senior nonprofit executives and active board members responsible for shaping the direction, mission and programs of their organization
  2. CEOs, Executive Directors and key program managers looking for new tools and approaches to make their organizations perform effectively
During this course, you will learn to:
  1. Become a more effective leader for nonprofit organizations
  2. Enhance organizational effectiveness by optimizing process and procedures
  3. Develop and evaluate key social media that can advance the mission of the organization
  4. Create a culture of accountability
  5. Develop tools to deal effectively across generations
Service Operations for Nonprofit Organizations
  1. Learn how to optimize organization’s costs, quality, speed and customer service
  2. Utilize frameworks for diagnosing, improving and designing effective operations with real-world examples and cases
  3. Analyze and explore the Business Process Flows Framework
  4. Investigate the critical link between operational drivers and business strategies

Social Media Marketing for Nonprofit Firms

  1. Utilize digital and social media to strategically advance organization’s mission
  2. Learn process for assessing performance

Creating a Culture of Accountability
  1. Make effective agreements with team members
  2. Develop peer to peer accountability
  3. Review RACI Model for identifying team member roles and responsibilities

Leadership in 5G: A Conversation on Leveraging Generational Differences

  1. Engage in candid dialogue regarding perspectives on working with the four generations in the workplace and the fifth generation on its way in.
  2. Learn practical strategies for how to more effectively collaborate with colleagues and others across the generational divides.
Gad Allon - Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Aleen Bayard - Founder and Principal, MarketZing

Nicholas A. Pearce - Clinical Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations

Michele Rogers - Clinical Assistant Professor of Nonprofit Executive Education and Director of Chicago Partnerships

Mohanbir Sawhney - McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology; Clinical Professor of Marketing; Director of the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation

Programs are held at Wieboldt Hall, 340 E. Superior Street, on Northwestern University's downtown Chicago campus. (Maps and Directions)

Programs typically start promptly at 8:30 am and end by 5:00 pm each day. Once you have registered and paid for a program, you will receive a detailed schedule which includes daily start/end times, session titles, and faculty names.

All two and three-day programs cost $950.00 each.  50% scholarships are available for all of our nonprofit executive education programs for those working in nonprofit organizations.

Application Deadline
The deadline for registration is 10:00 am one business day prior to the program start date.

Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay in Chicago.
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Cancellation Policy:
Participants must notify the Program Manager five business days in advance of the program start date if they are unable to attend.  Otherwise, participants will be charged 20% of the stated program fees.

When canceling a program registration, participants may choose to rollover their payment to a future program or receive a refund.  Participants are allowed three rollovers, after the third rollover, participants forfeit the money paid to the Center for Nonprofit Management.  

 *Refund or rollover must be requested at the time of the program cancellation.  Once a program payment has been rolled over, a monetary refund is no longer an option.  The participant must continue with the rollover process.

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