Courageous Leadership: Driving Future Growth in Nonprofits

The Power of New Ideas

For those experienced nonprofit leaders and executives responsible for realizing the vision, mission and direction of their nonprofit organizations, this program focuses on developing the skills essential in preparing to lead for the future.

In this program, you will explore new developments and key concepts in the theory and practice of creative, effective and impactful leadership. You will leave equipped and empowered to deliver maximum leadership value to your organization and its stakeholders.

Center for Nonprofit Management

Create a vision for your organization’s future

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Approved By CFRE

THIS PROGRAM IS APPROVED BY THE CFRE TO AWARD CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Full participation in this Kellogg Nonprofit Executive Education program entitles you to 14 points in Category 1.B—Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Note: Participants who wish to apply for continuing education points on their CFRE application for initial certification and/or recertification will be able to access a tracking form on the course site, once they register for the program.

Who Should Attend

  • Senior leaders of nonprofit organizations
  • Senior public sector leaders, government leaders, educational institution leaders, leaders of faith-based organizations and NGO leaders
  • Career switchers or for-profit leaders who intend on joining a nonprofit team or Board
  • All forward thinking senior leaders

Key Benefits

  • Think critically about the professional design that will carry the organization long-term
  • Develop a strategic vision to future-proof your organization
  • Practice focus and effective persuasion as a leader of the future
  • Learn to communicate your vision and ideas, effectively, through visualization
  • Equip yourself with key tools for leading organizational changes in the future

Program Content

Strategies for Advancing The Mission: The Courageous Nonprofit Leader

  • Given the increasingly diverse revenue models that nonprofit organizations are pursuing, participants will build an approach for understanding the tradeoffs among various revenue strategies through the lens of mission, beneficiaries, and strategic priorities
  • Learn how to vet alternative growth and scale paths for nonprofit and social sector organizations in order to fulfill mission
  • Explore approaches to building alignment for chosen growth paths with staff, board, and key stakeholders

The Visionary Leader – Fundamentals of Designing For Stakeholder Experience

  • Design thinking is not just a verb - it is a way of thinking for now and the future
    • Learn some of the fundamentals of Design Thinking and discuss how they can be applied to everything from stakeholder services to service-related innovations
    • Learn strategic design thinking for your organization through listening to the user, observing all you can, aligning the desirable with the feasible, and learning from the stakeholder experience
    • Explore how we can apply these principles throughout the nonprofit sector. Take what you know intuitively and empathetically and use it to create opportunity

Communicating for Changes – The Science of Whole-Brain Persuasion

  • Learn how to assure that your ideas for the future may be communicated effectively, through persuasive presentation
  • Identify strategies for using compelling visuals, concrete stories and familiar metaphors to engage your stakeholders
  • Learn how to make your message stick and inspire action as a leader

Focusing the Leader’s Mind - Preparing for the Future

  • In the last two decades, the demands on our time and attention have increased exponentially. Today’s executives deal with more channels of information and interruptions than ever before
    • Learn simple, research-proven methods to practice cognitive control so that you’re able to better focus and prioritize for the future
    • Effectively discard those behaviors and activities that potentially run counter to the legacy you’re building

Faculty

Naini Serohi - Academic Director; Program Administrator Senior, Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management

Steven Franconeri - Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Leadership (Courtesy) – Kellogg School of Management

Pranav Kothari - Adjunct Lecturer of Social Enterprise, Kellogg School of Management; Founder & CEO, Revolution Impact, LLC; Prior – VP, Strategy & Innovation, KnowledgeWorks; Co-Founder & MD, Mission Measurement

Brooke Vuckovic - Adjunct Lecturer of MBA Leadership Coaching

David Schonthal - Clinical & Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Portfolio Director, Business Design – IDEO; Co-Founder and Board Member - MATTER

Fees & Accommodations

Location

This program is held on Northwestern University's Evanston campus, at the James L. Allen Center.

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL

Application Deadline

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

Scholarship Assistance

Up to 50% scholarships are available for all of our nonprofit executive education programs for those working in nonprofit organizations. All applications are initially submitted at the full list price. Each is reviewed by our registrar and any scholarships granted will be reflected in the amount applied to your invoice or charged to your credit card.

Accommodations

Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay.

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.

Learn More

Please email or call us if you would like additional information about Nonprofit Programs

Upcoming Sessions

January 29-30, 2018

Start: January 29 at 8:30 AM

End: January 30 at 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Evanston campus

$950

* Prices will increase January 8, 2018.

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Scholarships Available

Kellogg School of Management

James L. Allen Center
2169 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
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847.467.6018