Over the past five years, LeaderBridge has engaged over 150 nonprofit leaders in the Greater Washington region. In response to feedback from LeaderBridge alumni asking for more opportunities to connect and continue their professional development, LeaderBridge has partnered with expert program providers to offer the following programs for LeaderBridge alumni.
PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Emerging Leaders Program
Program Dates: September 14, 2023 – May 16, 2024
Application Opens: January 17, 2023
Leadership Montgomery’s Emerging Leaders is a dynamic program designed for professionals looking to develop and grow their leadership capabilities, enhance their knowledge of Montgomery County, and build their network. This program includes seven monthly interactive sessions, a leadership skills curriculum developed and facilitated by certified leadership and development professionals, team projects, interactive tours, and engagement with established multi-sector leaders.
LGW Rising Leaders Program
Program Dates: March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, and July 13, 2023
Application due: January 27, 2023
Leadership Greater Washington is hosting the 2023 Rising Leaders Program, a five-month program for emerging nonprofit leaders that runs from March to July 2023. This program is led by expert facilitators from the Careerstone Group, LLC, and will provide early-career or management professionals the tools they need to succeed as leaders. Participants gain insight and experience they can apply in any professional environment, and focus on: leadership and self-awareness, networking and relationship building, providing feedback, presentation skills, and managing up. For more information and the application, visit https://lgwdc.org/rising-leaders.
Details and registration link: https://lgwdc.org/rising-leaders
BIPOC Executive Director Cohort
Program Dates: February 22, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19, and May 3
The Catalogue for Philanthropy is hosting an upcoming BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Executive Director cohort for nonprofit leaders to have peer-to-peer conversations on a variety of topics. The first meeting topics are pre-selected by the Catalogue team and from there, cohort members' interests will determine agenda and the time will be used to network, connect on topics, and to share resources. This cohort is designed for current BIPOC Executive Directors of locally-serving nonprofits, and a priority will be given to organizations with less than a $1.5M budget, although all are welcome to apply. Organizations must be headquartered in the DMV and do the majority of their work locally. This cohort will meet six times this spring, and will meet virtually via Zoom. The dates for the cohort can be found here. To sign up, visit https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/7165528/BIPOC-ED-Cohort-2023. LeaderBridge is partnering with the Catalogue for Philanthropy to support the BIPOC Executive Director Cohort. Update: All spaces in this cohort are currently filled.
Executive Preparation Institute
Program Dates: February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, and July 21
Application Due: January 13, 2023
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Executive Preparation Institute (EPI) is for nonprofit leaders exploring an executive director or board role in the next five years. Participants have a chance to listen to industry experts about all facets of nonprofit leadership including finances, budgeting, fundraising, board governance, evaluation, and more. The program is comprised of six seminars, guest speakers, panel discussions, and group interaction, and meets virtually once a month. LeaderBridge scholarship applications are due to EPI by close of business on January 27, 2023.
JEDI* LEADERSHIP SERIES
Program Dates: September 2022 – January 2023
Application Due: August 1, 2022
LeaderBridge is partnering with Equity Through Action to offer a Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI*) Leadership Series! Facilitated by race equity consultant and nonprofit leader C. Marie Taylor, this virtual cohort will guide nonprofit leaders through practical skill-building techniques to create a space for support and cultural shifts within their organizations. The program will bring together leaders and board members from 10 local organizations for two-hour sessions over 5 months. This program is designed to meet organizations where they are on their racial equity journey, and individuals can participate in the series regardless of their level of understanding of JEDI* work. Watch this 1-minute video from Equity Through Action to learn more.