Month: June 2021

Coaching Supports Leader Success

Coaching has taken on a new status in leadership circles. In the past, a stigma that leaders might fear when engaging a coach was that it would make them appear weak or in need of remedial help. However in the past decade, there has been a transformation in attitude. Now coaching is seen as an investment in someone, bringing a competitive edge to that staff member.

When faced with a busy schedule and job pressures, managers can sometimes become reactive. A coach from outside the organization can help a leader to pause and view problems with a new perspective. Coaches can also assist in career growth. OneSource volunteer consultant Tim Riordan currently coaches two nonprofit executives, both of whom aspire to become CEOs. He shared, “I think it is good to have a person to bounce ideas off of. It is a way to use my experience as a CEO to help another person prepare for that position. They have found it very beneficial to relate to someone who has already been in that position and faced those types of responsibilities.”

Interested in exploring the idea of utilizing a coach to help you think through major decisions, discover new strategies and ways of working, set goals or chart the next step in your development? This is just one of the services offered through OneSource Center Consulting! Contact Vickie Ciotti, VP of Consulting Services to learn more.

Training Programs for Today’s Nonprofit Leaders — NLIGC Accepting Applications

Training leaders to be creative and agile has never been more important as nonprofits adapt to current times and anticipate unexpected changes ahead. The Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Cincinnati (NLIGC) has highly respected leadership development programs tailored to the skill level of employees: entrylevel, middle management and CEO level. OneSource Center consultants provide the leadership and teaching for two of the NLIGC programs (ADVANCE and EXCEL.) The programs are lauded as “transformational” with attendees reporting they utilize skills learned every day in the operation of their organizations and in team management.

Program details:
ADVANCE focuses on strengthening and developing the management and leadership skills of middle managers or nonprofit supervisors. New sessions occur quarterly. The Fall 2021 Session of ADVANCE is currently accepting applications. Fall sessions will be held on Thursdays starting on September 16.

EXCEL is a flagship, nine-month leadership development and skills training program for nonprofit executive directors and C-suite executives. EXCEL was designed to enrich the management capabilities of those individuals inspired to lead nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region. The program integrates the use of a coaches to personally mentor each class attendee in implementing best practices in their organizational leadership. The executive leadership program begins every September, and applications are currently being accepted. Session topics included: Leading with Emotional Intelligence; Kouzes & Posner Leadership Challenge and Truths; Collins model for Creating Greatness; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Strategic Thinking and Planning; Team Building and Development; Performance Coaching; Change Leadership; Nonprofit Boards; Financial Management; and Fundraising.

Sandra Jones Mitchell, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Serving Older Adults Through Changing Times, said the EXCEL program strengthened and broadened her leadership abilities, giving her confidence and tools to lead her organization to better fulfill its mission. She said the networking and coaching components were an immeasurable positive strength of the program. Mitchell continues, “I have attended numerous executive leadership training experiences, but the EXCEL program ‘tops my list of favorites’ for many reasons. In this program, the focus is strictly to train agency executives with tools they can use to run their nonprofits. The information was presented in a manner that was easy to absorb, and has given me practical skills I can use every day and for a lifetime. Making a commitment to attend the sessions over time strengthens your ability to learn and actually use the materials taught as well.”

Scholarship opportunities

Dr. Thomas G. Monaco EXCEL Scholarship Fund
A scholarship fund to honor Tom Monaco, one of the principal architects of the EXCEL program, was founded upon his passing in 2017.   The fund has been established for agency executives who would be unable to attend the EXCEL program without financial assistance.  If this type of support is needed in order to attend, please complete the EXCEL application and indicate your interest in being considered for tuition assistance.  (NOTE:  If you would like to contribute to the Dr. Thomas G. Monaco Scholarship Fund, which furthers the development of future nonprofit leaders in Greater Cincinnati, click here to make a donation.)  

OneSource Center Emerging Leader Award
In response to OneSource Center’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion objectives, OneSource Center has established the OneSource Center Emerging Leader Award, which will provide a full scholarship for the award honoree to participate in the EXCEL leadership development program, including 1 year of executive coaching.  More info here.

Free Toy Giveaways and Thanks to Regional Supporters — Channel 9

Channel 9‘s Ally Kraemer showcased Tuesday’s “Unplug and Play” FREE Toy Distribution at TQL Stadium at  Thanks, Ally, for your incredible coverage, and for highlighting the 14 nonprofits, foundations and corporate sponsors who are making these 8 regional toy distributions possible:  Activities Beyond the Classroom, BKD CPAs and Advisors, Brighter Days for Kids Fund, Brighton Center, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, Ethicon HOLA, FC Cincinnati Foundation, Good360, Messer, IPM Food Pantry, OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 2021 Avondale Community Makeover (sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, P&G, the Cincinnati Reds/Reds Community Fund and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden), Toys for Tots and the Wegman Company

June 15 TQL Stadium “Unplug and Play” FREE Toy Distribution — Channel 12

Thanks to reporter Clancy Burke and Channel 12 for spending the morning working with OneSource Center, FC Cincinnati Foundation and Activities Beyond the Classroom to spread the word about today’s “Unplug and Play” FREE toy distribution at TQL Stadium, 3:30 – 6 p.m. Follow signage to the plaza level for the socially distanced FREE toy giveaway. Toys in this distribution are appropriate for children age 13 and under!  

The FREE toy events are being coordinated regionally by OneSource Center, and are nationally sponsored by Toys for Tots and Good360.    More information is available at the OneSource Center website:  (Upcoming free toy giveaways will occur:  June 30 — Eastern Cincinnati  and July 29 — Avondale. )

Kudos to the nonprofit partners, foundations and regional sponsors who collaborated to support these free toy giveaways: Activities Beyond the Classroom, BKD CPAs and Advisors, Brighter Days for Kids, Brighton Center, Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, Ethicon HOLA, FC Cincinnati Foundation, Good360, Messer, Inter Parish Ministry, OneSource Center, 2021 Avondale Community Makeover (sponsored by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, P&G, the Cincinnati Reds/Reds Community Fund and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden), Toys for Tots and the Wegman Company.

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