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

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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.