Developing High Performing People

People-Focused Strategy & Alignment

Guided by our expert faculty, you and your fellow nonprofit executives will be challenged to examine your personal values, and explore how to understand emotional intelligence and the role it plays in having difficult yet effective conversations.

You'll learn how to develop and align your organization with a people-focused strategy, how to inspire others to grow professionally, in challenging times and how to prepare the organization for the inevitability of transition in both full-time and volunteer leadership. Leave equipped to make an even more positive impact on the people you lead and serve your organization's ability to fulfill its mission.

Center for Nonprofit Management

Develop your personal leadership values and maximize your people resources

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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

  • Middle, upper and senior-level executives of nonprofit organizations
  • Leaders who must motivate and energize others in an organizational setting

Key Benefits

  • Think strategically about the people resources of your organization
  • Learn to communicate your values to all stakeholders
  • Understand the importance of a leadership succession plan for the paid and volunteer leaders of your organization

Program Content

Difficult Conversations

  • Understand what makes confrontations in the work place difficult
  • Master strategies for approaching confrontation, instead of avoiding it
  • Practice and perfect your style of handling difficult conversations
  • Learn to shift perspectives to a learning conversation

Engaged: The Art & Science of Sustaining Motivation

  • Gain keen insight into how to motivate people to do their best and keep their heads, hearts and hands engaged once they’ve come onboard
  • Learn by leveraging insights from the social and behavioral sciences to offer strategies for how to prevent demotivating talent
  • Discuss how to drive sustained engagement at every level of the organization
  • Know how to transform your organization’s culture into a competitive advantage in the competition for top talent

Seeking to Understand: The Leadership Essentials for Developing High-Performers

Leadership practices and access to knowledge greatly influence workplace performance and success. High performance is dependent on clarity and trust in the leader’s vision. It is the leader’s job to foster trust, manage expectations, make the mission meaningful and invite the employees in to the conversation. Empowered performers increase ownership, in turn, enhancing performance.

  • Discuss your own organizational and leadership barriers to high performance
  • Explore the common leadership practices which will inspire confidence
  • Analyze your role in “knowledge accessibility” within your organization
  • Learn how to ensure that performance is employee-driven and employee-owned
  • Ask clarifying questions about your own team: who has the “decision rights?” Who does the “heavy lifting?”
  • Define and plan your “psychological contract of work”

Dimensions of Team Performance: Communication, Collective Intelligence and Decision Making

  • Understand interpersonal processes and structural characteristics that influence the effectiveness of teams
  • Examine the dynamics of intra-team relationships, and sharing of knowledge and information in teams
  • Develop strategies for effective communication and team decision making experientially

Faculty

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

Nicholas A. Pearce - Clinical Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management

Kevin Murnane - Adjunct Professor of Leadership

Brooke Vuckovic - Adjunct Professor of Leadership

Maryam Kouchaki - Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations

Fees & Accommodations

Location

Nonprofit Management Programs are held at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.

Wieboldt Hall
340 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Directions

Chicago Campus Parking Map - Please Note: the Huron Superior Parking A lot and the Erie Ontario Parking C & D lots are available to the public and should be used when attending programs at Wieboldt Hall.

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 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.

Learn More

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

2019 Sessions

October 15-16, 2019

Start: October 15 at 8:30 AM

End: October 16 at 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Chicago campus

$1150


Scholarships Available

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