Leadership Circles

Are you an executive director, philanthropy professional or emerging leader 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 CirclesSenior leadership roles within an organization can leave us feeling isolated and alone. Get the support you need through this confidential peer group.

Emerging Leaders Circle If you are looking to grow a deeper career in nonprofit service, get the leadership coaching and a rich curriculum to make that happen.

We consider new Circles annually.

Circles are available exclusively for CNE members.

Submit a brief interest form to be added to the pool of candidates seeking Circle placement.

Questions? Contact Program Manager, Andrew Robinson.

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

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