You also know that leading nonprofit organizations is not getting any easier. In fact, its challenges are growing more complex every day.
If you’re a leader ready to face those challenges with a new set of leadership skills and perspectives, along with a cohort of supportive peers, the Third Sector Leadership Program is here for you.
Now entering its 5th year, this progam provides nonprofit leaders throughout our region with a unique, nine month leadership development program that includes a series of eight leadership workshops combined with individualized executive coaching sessions offered by the region’s top leadership coaches with professional credentials from the International Coach Federation.
Participation in the Third Sector Leadership Program is limited to 12 nonprofit leaders each year. So, apply now.
The application deadline for 2020 is February 15, 2020.
In addition to the professional coaching program participants receive, they benefit from eight, three-hour leadership development workshops spread out across nine months. Sample topics include:
Finding Your Edge as a Nonprofit Leader and Charting a Successful Path Forward.
Maintaining Your Leadership Balance & Resiliency While Leading Change
Mastering the Unique Challenges of Nonprofit Leadership and Coaching Others to Succeed
Creating a Leadership Legacy for Your Nonprofit Organization Through Succession Planning
Overall financial support for the program is provided by area foundations and corporations, along with in-kind contributions from TSL leadership coaches.
Participant costs are determined on a sliding scale based on their nonprofit’s annual operating expenses: $1,000 for budgets less than $1 million, $1,500 for budgets greater than $1 million and less than $5 million, $2,000 for budgets greater than $5 million.
Cohort meetings are held monthly at the Duke Mansion March through November.
Karen Parker, President/CEO- Safe Alliance
Amanda Prothero, Executive Director – Jimmie Johnson Foundation
David Jessup, Founder/CEO - Digi Bridge
Sonja Gantt, Executive Director - CMS Foundation
Sharon Harrington, Executive Director – Reading Partners
Kelly Rogers, Executive Director – Harris YWCA
Jimmy McQuilkin, Executive Director – Urban Promise Charlotte
Mallory Walsh, Executive Director – 24 Foundation
Kim Lanphear, Executive Director – Apparo
Devlin McNeil, President/CEO – Community School of the Arts
Shelly White, Executive Director- Children & Family Services Center
Kristina Cruise, Founder/ED – Promising Pages
Jim Warren, Executive Director – Carolina Raptor Center
Aisha Strothers, Executive Director – Charlotte Housing Authority Scholarship Fund
Katie Page, Executive Director - Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County
Patrick Larkin, Executive Director- Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Blake Bourne, Executive Director - Veterans Bridge Home
Vincent Wong, Director of Community Development & Innovation - City of Gastonia, Keep Gastonia Beautiful & Sister Cities
William H. “Mack” McDonald, Chief Executive Officer - Renaissance West Community Initiative
Libby Safrit, Executive Director - Teen Health Connection
Lonnie Davis, President & CEO - Jazz Arts Initiative
Bronica Glover, Executive Director - Greater Enrichment Program, Inc.
Terri Bowles, State Director - Bethany Christian Services of North Carolina
Barbara Caldwell, Executive Director - Teaching Fellows Institute
Diane Thompson, Florence Crittenton Services
Natisha Rivera-Patrick, Habitat for Humanity-Matthews
Chuck Jones, Common Wealth Charlotte
Kathy Rogers, Mental Health America of Central Carolina
Shantiqua Neely, A Child’s Place
Carmon Blackmon, Above & Beyond Students
Toni Tupponce, A Sign of the Times
Jane Myers, The First Tee, Greater Charlotte
The program is guided by a Board of Advisors comprised of representatives from the coaching community, our region’s non-profit leaders and our funding community.