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.

I feel like I came in one person and left someone totally different. My confidence has soared and I now have a fantastic network of leaders to continue working with. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

ELC 2018 Participant

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 me to ask hard questions of myself. I’m starting to feel like I have some answers!

Elise Cruz, 2017 ELC Participant

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 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.

This was an absolutely invaluable experience. I have never had this much confidence in my personal and professional life. My coach was extremely helpful in thinking through my vision. The facilitator and group members were a wonderful source of support.

ELC 2018 Participant

Group sessions and individual coaching focus 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

Emerging Leaders Circle will meet monthly for 2 hours over the course of eight months beginning in April, and includes 5 hours of coaching sessions (to be determined between participants and coaches). If you are applying to Emerging Leaders Circle, please keep in mind the time commitment of meeting monthly for 2 hours. Meetings will be on these third Thursdays from 9-11 am: Future Dates to be announced for 2023.

If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact Director of Learning and Impact, Danielle Brooks, dbrooks@thecne.org.



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