Emerging Leaders Circle

CNE’s Emerging Leaders Circle is a facilitated eight-month peer learning program that aims to strengthen a new generation of nonprofit leaders.

The Emerging Leaders program has been an invaluable part of my professional growth as Deputy Director at ReadyKids. CNE has provided an incredible opportunity to form relationships with other non-profit emerging leaders. The other group members have provided much needed support, advice, and validation of shared experiences to help me tackle my leadership journey. I look forward to meeting with the group every month and often will seek out support in between meetings. Through this experience over the past 2 years, I have learned a great deal about myself, personally and professionally. Thank you, CNE!!

Melissa Cohen, ReadyKids

The Emerging Leaders Circle consists of facilitated, small group sessions of six to eight participants as well as one-on-one coaching sessions.

Specially designed activities develop participants sense of themselves as a leader and help them create a concrete plan for further development.

Carefully curated readings and videos create a basis for discussion. While our expert facilitator, Ryan Jacoby,ensures that sessions provide generous time for individual sharing and trouble shooting.

One-on-one sessions with professional coaches increase the individual nature of participants’ learning experiences.

We structured our meetings so that we integrated the readings into our sharing time. We brought the articles to life by applying meaning to them using our own experiences and perspective. This increased our sharing time and increased our retention and comprehension of the material.

ELC 2016 Participant

I got a lot of usable tools out my work with my coach. It was extremely helpful. We developed our own structure, and made it highly active, challenging and practical.

ELC 2016 Participant

I felt like Ryan was super receptive to hearing our feedback based on our needs. We were able to adjust pacing and timing weekly, which was helpful. This was a great experience!

ELC 2016 Participant

Group sessions and individual coaching focuses on developing leadership skills in the following areas:

  • Knowing yourself
  • Building a vision
  • Maximizing your values at work
  • Building strategic relationships
  • Making sense of experience
  • Challenging yourself

The Emerging Leaders Circle will meet monthly on the following dates:

  1. Wednesday, May 10th
  2. Wednesday, June 14th
  3. Wednesday, July 12th
  4. Wednesday, August 9th
  5. Wednesday, September 13th
  6. Wednesday, October 11th
  7. Wednesday, November 8th
  8. Wednesday, December 13th

New Emerging Leaders Circles are launched in the spring of every year. For more information contact Andrew Robinson, Program Manager.

*Tuition for this program is $600 per person and is exclusively available to CNE Members.
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