Leadership Circles

Are you an executive director, philanthropy professional or leader of color looking to invest in your own personal and professional development? Consider CNE’s Leadership Circles program.

Leadership Circles are facilitated small groups made up of nonprofit professionals that meet on a monthly basis. These circles provide a confidential setting in which peers can discuss and solve real-time problems with real-world experience. Whether you’re looking to build your current leadership or preparing to grow into a leadership role, CNE has a facilitated circle that is right for you.

The Executive Circle provides a safe, confidential environment in which to explore ideas and approaches to complicated issues. It makes the tough job of nonprofit management feel less lonely, and I look forward to every meeting of the group.

Kristen Suokko, Executive Director, Local Food Hub

CNE Leadership Circles Include:

Executive and Philanthropy Circles. Senior leadership roles within an organization can leave us feeling isolated and alone. Get the support you need through this confidential peer group.

Leaders of Color Circle: Centered on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) peer support and shared wisdom, this Circle aims to create a space where BIPOC leaders can ask and offer support around self-care strategies, nonprofit core competencies, and leadership skills while embracing their cultural heritage as an important asset for themselves and the sector.

Questions? Contact Senior Manager of Learning & Impact, Brian Ullman.

The circle is the best professional development dollar I spend, hands down. It’s like having a private circle of mentors. I feel like I’m getting real-world, nuts and bolts help—things like templates, samples of what others are doing, etc. The group has helped me to also step back and look at the big picture through discussion of articles and best practices

Philanthropy Circle Participant