Nonprofit Leadership Development Program


An Advanced Leadership Certificate for future CEO's
Begins February 25, 2015

Designed for those aspiring to become nonprofit executive’s in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, this 5-month intensive program combines:

  • leadership skills development
  • executive coaching 
  • hands-on peer learning 
  • building a network of diverse peers
  • real-life strategic problem solving


During the course, participating leaders will learn to move beyond tactics to strategy and vision, while gaining buy-in from their CEO, board, and other important stakeholders. Participants are required to create a Leadership Improvement Project that addresses a current need, applying many of the skills learned during the program to their work in real time.  Each leader is paired with a CNM Certified Coach who will provide ongoing guidance and support as participants develop their project. 


Core Content Areas

  • What Leadership Looks Like
  • The Beauty of Our Diverse Workforce
  • Leveraging Relationships & Managing Politics
  • Managing Change and Leading in a Dynamic Environment
  • Coaching for Innovation and Creativity
  • Defining Your Authentic Leadership Style
  • Impacting Organizational Culture
  • Your Brand: Positioning Yourself as a Leader


Is this right for ME?

Yes! If you are you a senior-level nonprofit manager in Los Angeles or San Bernardino county, and you are….

  • ready to explore your leadership style and who you want to be as a leader
  • looking to build your leadership skills to advance your career
  • searching for practical ways to increase team effectiveness
  • excited about building relationships with a cohort of industry leaders
  • seeking answers about how to develop a leadership bench in your organization
  • looking to be empowered to make a greater impact on the community you serve 


Benefits to the organization:

  • The improvement project tackles needs within the organization while building skills of their employee 
  • Creates efficiencies by improving the decision making of participating leader
  • Knowledge gained is passed down to others within the organization
  • Develops relationships with other organizations through network
  • A benefit to the employee as part of their experience working for the organization


What alumni are saying:

  • "I felt a lot more comfortable making decisions" 
  • "The program forced me to focus on my leadership and how I could do better"
  • "I took the lessons back to my organization and saw the impact it made" 

Course Dates:
This program’s six classroom sessions meet from 9:30am-5:00pm on the following Wednesdays: 

February 25, 2015
March 25, 2015
April 15, 2015
May 6, 2015
May 27, 2015
June 24, 2015


Program Fee: $300 ($2,500 value subsidized by our generous sponsors)

Deadline to Apply: January 23, 2015

Link to Apply:

Priority given to early applicants



“NLDP has been a tremendously rewarding and enlightening experience. Through deeper self-awareness, a renewed willingness to grow, and an expanded knowledge base, I have evolved into a more effective leader and (my organization), in turn, now has a more knowledgeable and passionate employee.” -Merilla Scott, PROTOTYPES

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