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Miss a session? 

In the event that a participant must miss a session, they shall choose one of the two following processes:

  • Review the materials from the missed session and pose 3-4 questions to the cohort through our online platform (You may choose to run your questions by the presenter of the mission and/or ask for help formulating your questions.)  The group can then respond to your questions
  • "Miss one, buy one." Buy breakfast, lunch, or coffee for a cohort member who attended, then discuss the content/session missed. After that occurs, you may schedule a call or video conference (15-30 minutes with the presenter of the session


Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • 8 Online Sessions
    • 13
    Register


    Being an Executive Director requires you to be a "jack of all trades" - in addition to building and managing impactful programs that move the needle, you are also required to:

    • Manage complex finances (including managing donations and grant funds), 
    • Appropriately support the board of directors who simultaneously look to you for guidance and direct the vision and mission of the organization (don't forget recruiting and training your board)
    • Recruit and supervise volunteers and staff, including complying with multiple laws and requirements to ensure employees are treated fairly
    • Fundraise and write grants to support your organization
    • Evolve in your own understanding of equity and social justice.

    You need help and this academy will provide you the basics, giving you a foundation of understanding, steps to implement it all and strategies to fit it all into the day. 

    We will also discuss self care and burnout avoidance strategies - for you and your team.  

    The Executive Director Academy builds a co-hort and peer learning support system.  You will meet other ED's just like you, and have ample time to learn and share with others.   

    Course Description

    Our new modernized Executive Director Academy is a cohort of no more than 15 Executive Directors or managing directors who have been in their current position for fewer than 5-7 years.  This deliberate and consistent gathering of people who have similar tenure in their positions as ED's aims to accomplish the following:

    • Ensure clear understanding of the complexities of the role and awareness of the fully developed skill sets necessary for success
    • Build relationships among peers and networks within the community
    • Problem solve and learn from one another

    Prerequisite to the Academy:  To ensure that this is the course for you, once you express interest you will be contacted by one of the facilitators to answer your questions about the Academy and what the course entails.  

    Schedule of Sessions

    The Academy will meet online every Tuesday for 8 weeks which includes and intro and wrap up session, from October 4th until November 29th in the Eastern Time Zone.

    Assignments will be required prior to each session that may consist of short informational videos, blogs, articles and resources review.

    Session 1: October 11, 2022, 2 PM - 3 PM

    Session 2: October 18, 2022, 2 PM - 4:30 PM 

    Session 3: October 25, 2022, 2 PM - 4:30 PM

    Session 4: November 01, 2022, 2 PM - 4:30 PM 

    Session 5: November 08, 2022, 2 PM - 4:30 PM 

    Session 6: November 15, 2022, 2 PM - 4:30 PM 

    Session 7:November 22, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

    Session 8: November 29, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    *Tuesdays not a good day? Our next online ED Academy will be on Friday mornings and starts February 2023, register today to reserve your spot.  

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for executive directors and/or managing directors who have been in their current position for fewer than 5-7 years. 

    Want to join, but think you're not eligible?

    If you cannot attend these dates or if you're an ED with +5 years of experience, or want to talk this through let us know here and we'll contact you or keep your name on file for our future cohorts.

    If sessions are recorded they are for our internal use only. This is a "safe-space" and recordings are for internal professional development, succession planning and training of any new staff. 
    We have a system in place for people who may "miss a session" and those options for session makeup can be found on our 
    Academy Expectations webpage

    Consider becoming a Member and save today.

    Member Cost:  $675

    Non-member Cost:  $875

    Payment in full is required 2-weeks prior to session one to secure your place in the academy cohort. 
    *A minimum of 10 participants required for each academy.

    Facilitated by:


    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director at NN




    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record, videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality. 

    • Friday, February 03, 2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, March 24, 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    • 6 Online Sessions
    • 12
    Register


    Being an Executive Director requires you to be a "jack of all trades" - in addition to building and managing impactful programs that move the needle, you are also required to:

    • Manage complex finances (including managing donations and grant funds), 
    • Appropriately support the board of directors who simultaneously look to you for guidance and direct the vision and mission of the organization (don't forget recruiting and training your board)
    • Recruit and supervise volunteers and staff, including complying with multiple laws and requirements to ensure employees are treated fairly
    • Fundraise and write grants to support your organization
    • Evolve in your own understanding of equity and social justice.

    You need help and this academy will provide you the basics, giving you a foundation of understanding, steps to implement it all and strategies to fit it all into the day. 

    We will also discuss self care and burnout avoidance strategies - for you and your team.  

    The Executive Director Academy builds a co-hort and peer learning support system.  You will meet other ED's just like you, and have ample time to learn and share with others.   

    Course Description

    Our new modernized Executive Director Academy is a cohort of no more than 15 Executive Directors or managing directors who have been in their current position for fewer than 5-7 years.  This deliberate and consistent gathering of people who have similar tenure in their positions as ED's aims to accomplish the following:

    • Ensure clear understanding of the complexities of the role and awareness of the fully developed skill sets necessary for success
    • Build relationships among peers and networks within the community
    • Problem solve and learn from one another

    Prerequisite to the Academy:  To ensure that this is the course for you, once you express interest you will be contacted by one of the facilitators to answer your questions about the Academy and what the course entails.  

    Schedule of Sessions

    The Academy will meet online every Friday for 8 weeks which includes and intro and wrap up session, from Feb. 3rd, until March 24th 2023 in the Eastern Time Zone.

    Assignments will be required prior to each session that may consist of short informational videos, blogs, articles and resources review.

    Session 1: February 03, 2023 - 9 AM - 10 AM (Introduction)

    Session 2: February 10, 2023 - 9 AM - 11:30 AM 

    Session 3: February 17, 2023 - 9 AM - 11:30 AM

    Session 4: February 24, 2023 - 9 AM - 11:30 AM

    Session 5: March 03, 2023 - 9 AM - 11:30 AM

    Session 6: March 10, 2023 - 9 AM - 11:30 AM 

    Session 7: March 17, 2023 - 9 AM - 11:30 AM 

    Session 8: March 24, 2023 - 9 AM - 10:00 AM (Wrap-up)

    *Register today to reserve your spot.  

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for executive directors and/or managing directors who have been in their current position for fewer than 5-7 years. 

    Want to join, but think you're not eligible?

    If you cannot attend these dates or if you're an ED with +5 years of experience, or want to talk this through let us know here and we'll contact you or keep your name on file for our future cohorts.

    If sessions are recorded they are for our internal use only. This is a "safe-space" and recordings are for internal professional development, succession planning and training of any new staff. 
    We have a system in place for people who may "miss a session" and those options for session makeup can be found on our 
    Academy Expectations webpage

    Consider becoming a Member and save today.

    Member Cost:  $675

    Non-member Cost:  $875

    Payment in full is required 2-weeks prior session one to secure your place
    in the academy cohort. 
    *A minimum of 10 participants required for each academy.


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record, videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality. 

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Phone: (517) 796-4750


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