Professional Development and Training

OneSource Center offers a variety of training and leadership development opportunities. Our programs are designed to help promote excellence in nonprofit organizations through capacity-building workshops, three levels of leadership development training, and custom training programs. Staff development is an important element in helping a nonprofit fulfill its mission by making each team member more efficient and effective. OneSource Center’s seminars are a great way to learn the specialized skills every nonprofit needs.

Our CALENDAR provides links to a wide array of training opportunities offered by OneSource Center and our collaborating partners.

 Professional Development Workshop Schedule


Best Practices in Managerial Coaching – March 15 online

This year’s Professional Development opportunities are sponsored by:



Best Practices in Managerial Coaching

March 15    10:00-11:30 am; online
Throughout this interactive online workshop, participants will explore key themes and concepts encompassing many facets for managers to utilize a coaching approach and to discover the tools necessary to support and develop their employees. According to The Association for Talent Development, it is reported that: “Although coaching is an ongoing process targeted at employees at all performance levels—including both high achievers and underperformers—it can also be used in the short-term to solve a specific problem. Active participation is required from the employee being coached. Participants will learn how to create an environment that both inspires and supports employee engagement through coaching, identify when coaching is appropriate, and develop ways of communicating in a coaching manner.

Presented in Partnership with Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University
Presenter: Dr. Erroline Williams, Ed.D., PCC, Certified Leadership Coach and Consultant
Fee: $35 (does not qualify as a Premium member free webinar or member discount)


ADVANCE Leadership Development

March 30 – June 8    9 am-12:00 pm; in-person; 6 bi-weekly sessions
ADVANCE focuses on strengthening and developing management and leadership skills. Key learnings will include:

  • Understanding and application of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social Intelligence (SI) concepts
  • Assessing and learning conflict management styles
  • Becoming familiar with and practicing effective communication techniques
  • Understanding the basics of managing others, including setting goals, conducting effective meetings and giving feedback.
  • Understanding the principles of leadership and various leadership styles, including holding crucial conversations, conflict management, managing up, down and laterally, and team building

The training consists of professional presentations, interactive discussions, experiential learning, role playing, small group interactions, and a participant project.

Presented by The Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati (NLIGC)
Presenters: OneSource training team
Fee: $400


Social Media for Nonprofits: Tips and Tricks to Bolster Your Mission

April 5    10:00-11:30 am; online
Need help with what to post on social media? Want to know how to successfully manage your nonprofit’s profiles? This online training will help you learn how to strengthen your nonprofit’s social media presence and will cover best practices for posting as a nonprofit, using specific examples. The class will touch on all the major platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tiktok.

Presented in Partnership with Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris Univ.
Instructor: Paul Novelli
Fee: $35 (does not qualify as a Premium member free webinar or member discount)


Nonprofit Outlook

April 11    8:30-10:30 am; in-person
We know that much of the world has changed since COVID and the nonprofit sector has seen shifts too. Join us as Dr. Michael Jones and Annie Hugenberg from the UC Office of Research share data on how Cincinnati’s nonprofit sector fared through the pandemic. They will provide overall financial trends and mission-specific benchmarks, based on the most recent government data, that will help our region’s nonprofits successfully navigate the post-COVID environment. There will be an opportunity for networking from 8:30-9:00 with the program starting at 9:00. 

Presented in partnership with collaborating partners: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Interact for Health, Leadership Council, and ProBono Partnership of Ohio
Presenters: Dr. Michael Jones and Annie Hugenburg
Fee: Free!


Positive Interpersonal Communication

April 27   9:00-10:30 am; in-person
Crucial to effectively motivating others is building trust by practicing positive communication behaviors in everyday face-to-face, email, text, and telephone communication including creating positive first impressions, using effective listening skills, and recognizing co-workers’ talents with meaningful praise statements.
Presenter: Dr. Thomas Clark
Fee: $30 ($40 for nonmembers) Class size is limited


5-week Salesforce Boot Camp

Dates: 1-5 pm on May 8, 10, 15, 17 and 22. Application deadline is April 21
Get set up to manage your donors and/or volunteers with this Boot Camp training. Sessions will include:

  • Introduction to Salesforce
  • Salesforce Volunteer Management
  • Salesforce Development Management
  • Salesforce Basic Admin tool
  • Reports


  • Participants will obtain 10 free licenses to the Salesforce CRM, initial configuration of your system to meet your CRM needs, and professional in-person group and individual training and support. 
  • Using Salesforce, you will be able to create comprehensive constituent profiles, process donations, automate emails, pull data reports, and segment lists. 
  • Any information that is currently tracked on a spreadsheet or across multiple spreadsheets has the potential to find a permanent home within the Salesforce platform. 
  • The group learning environment will allow us to hear and share our discoveries and frustrations while configuring our Salesforce universes.

Presenters: Alan Schussheim and Jane Muindi
Fee: $3500


 Leadership Development Training Program

Leadership development programs are offered through the Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati (NLIGC) which is a partnership of OneSource and Talbert House. Learn more at NLIGC.

EXCEL is a nine-month leadership development and skills training program for nonprofit executive directors and high-level managers, and runs annually from September to May. Learn more or apply through NLIGC.

ADVANCE focuses on strengthening and developing management and leadership skills for middle managers, and consists of 6 sessions over a 3-month period. ADVANCE is offered 3 times per year. Learn more or apply through NLIGC.

LEARN is a 3-month program designed to address the need for all employees to be skilled in self-awareness and in the interpersonal aspects of leadership. Learn more or apply through NLIGC.

OneSource Center Training ADVANCE graduation, Class of 2019

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 Custom Training

OneSource Center Training-Interviewing Workshop

We can provide training sessions to your agency either as pre-developed components or customized for your specific agency. Contact us for more details.