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 Circle has provided me with the skills, confidence, support network, and tools to move forward into the next stage of my career. I am grateful for our facilitator, my peers in the circle, my assigned coach, and the accountability of this program that have pushed e to ask hard questions of myself. I’m starting to feel like I have some answers!
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 and past Emerging Leaders Circle participant, Allison Scholl, ensures that sessions provide generous time for individual sharing and troubleshooting.
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.
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.
The facilitator 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!
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 2018 Emerging Leaders Circle will meet monthly from April through November on the third Tuesday of each month from 9:00 to 11:00 am. The dates are as follows:
- April 17
- May 15
- June 19
- July 17
- August 21
- September 18
- October 16
- November 20
Applications due Monday, February 26, 2018.