Behind each successful school there are dynamic school leaders. The next level in your school’s organizational development comes from building strong and sustainable systems, processes and culture to ensure the school’s ongoing success. Participants will walk away with an array of frameworks and strategies for implementing sustainable leadership practices to impact the organizational health of their schools.
Through a mix of research-based strategies and proven techniques, you will learn frameworks for leadership in an increasingly complex and often ambiguous environment; how to leverage the critical components of an effective feedback system within your school; how to apply a design thinking mindset and methodology to your challenges; and how to implement more effective teams across your school.
Designed for principals, heads of school, lead teachers, administrators, and other education leaders, this program will help you elevate your leadership and organizational capacity.
Please note: We offer a school-specific leadership program each summer on a two-year cycle. Attend Building Leadership Capacity: Foundations for Strong Schools in an odd year and Leadership Strategies for Successful Schools in an even year.
Develop tools to increase organizational capacity at your school.
Leading in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambitious Environments
Feedback in 3D
Applying Design Thinking to Learning Environments
Amy Stewart Smith - Academic Director; Director of Nonprofit Executive Programs
Bernie Banks - Associate Dean for Leadership Development; Clinical Professor of Management
Gail Berger Darlow - Assistant Professor of Instruction, Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering; Assistant Professor of Executive Education
Robert Hughes - Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Education, Senior Program Director of Executive Education
Jim Spillane - Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Professor in Learning and Organizational Change, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
Nonprofit Management Programs are held at Northwestern University's Chicago Campus.
340 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
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.
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.
Hospitality during the Program
We strive to provide healthy meal choices for our participants for breakfast, lunch and breaks. We typically provide a range of choices, including some vegetarian-friendly and gluten-avoidant selections. We cannot meet all dietary preferences, but we will do our best to accommodate health restrictions, religious restrictions and food allergies.
Participants are responsible for booking their hotel accommodations during their stay in Chicago.
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.
Please email or call us if you would like additional information about Nonprofit Programs