Columbia Business School Executive Education

Developing Leaders Program for Nonprofit Professionals

Columbia Business School Executive Education
In New York City (USA)

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Important information

Typology Course
Location New york city (USA)
Start 17/03/2019
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People devoted to working in the nonprofit sector often require specialized professional knowledge and skills, but may not have received training in leadership and management. Managers, in particular, are in the unique position of overseeing others while also answering to their organization’s leadership.

The intensive six-day Developing Leaders Program addresses both of these challenges.

The program prepares nonprofit managers to support their organization’s mission by exposing them to key management concepts and providing tools to better navigate their position within the organization.

The program offers formal training in fundamental elements of strategic management and covers such critical skills as the planning and implementing of organizational change, negotiating effectively, and increasing one’s self-awareness.

Through lectures, simulations, small-group work, one hour of 1:1 coaching following a 360-degree evaluation, and peer discussions, participants integrate management fundamentals with real-world applications. The peer network created during the Developing Leaders Program becomes an invaluable source of continued support.

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Where and when
Starts Location
17 Mar 2019
New York City
3022 Broadway, NY 10027, New York, USA
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Starts 17 Mar 2019
New York City
3022 Broadway, NY 10027, New York, USA
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What you'll learn on the course

Strategic Management
Performance Management
Conflict Resolution
Marketing Strategy
Communication Skills
Communication Skills
Strategic Management
Departmental priorities
Fiscal constraints

Course programme


Participants in the Developing Leaders Program are exposed to fundamentals of strategic management that they can immediately put into practice. Learning is reinforced through lecture, discussion, small-group work, and 1:1 executive coaching.

By the time participants have completed the program, they will have a greater awareness of their leadership and management style, as well as additional skills that all rising talent need to succeed.

Topics covered during the six-day program include the following:
  • Balancing leader and manager roles and responsibilities
  • Using mission and vision to set strategic program and departmental priorities, and making change actually happen
  • Developing skill and methods for effective delegation and performance management
  • Understanding and recognizing leadership and communications styles of oneself and others
  • Managing to mission under fiscal constraints
  • Building effective marketing programs for generating public awareness and support
  • Acquiring essential skills for negotiating and conflict resolution.
  • Becoming more self-aware of one's managerial style, en route to becoming a more effective leader
  • Upon completion of this program, you will earn six days towards a Certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits. Learn more.

We are grateful for the support of our foundation partners:
  • The Booth Ferris Foundation
  • The Clark Foundation
  • The Tiger Foundation
  • The Robin Hood Foundation
  • The Centerbridge Foundation
  • The Pinkerton Foundation
  • New York Nonprofit Excellence Awards
  • Real Time Grantmaking Award
  • The Asfari Foundation
  • The Miami Foundation
  • Columbia Community Service

Additional information

Please contact Matthew Harty at 212-854-1617 for a personal conversation to learn more. The application deadline is October 11, 2018.

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