Emerging Leaders 2015 – Save the Date

The Greater New Orleans Foundation is pleased to announce applications for our popular Emerging Leaders program will open on Monday, February 23.

The Greater New Orleans Foundation believes that effective nonprofit organizations maximize the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of their staff. Designed in partnership with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and funded by a grant from the Kresge Foundation, Emerging Leaders is a leadership training program providing mid-level managers in human services nonprofit organizations with the management and financial skills they need to move to the next level of leadership.

Using a multicultural framework rooted in racial and social justice that examines cultural dimensions in managing people and organizational finances, this initiative focuses on these two areas: deepening the management and leadership capabilities of individual participants and increasing the overall health and sustainability of their current and future organizations of employment.

The inaugural Emerging Leaders program graduated seventeen professionals working in the human services sector. “Emerging Leaders allows you to discuss and connect with other professionals in similar fields and organizations,” said Sean Tate, REACH Program Coordinator, Samuel J. Green Charter School. The Emerging Leaders class will bring together a cohort of up to 20 people from various ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds from across southeast Louisiana human services organizations.

Program Costs
This program is supported in part by a grant from The Kresge Foundation.  If selected, each participant’s organization must pay a nominal participation fee.  Fees are on a sliding scale based on organization’s budget size. This fee will be due upon acceptance into the program to secure that participant’s spot. The total value of this program is approximately $6,000 per person.

  • $500 for organizations with operating budget size of under $1 million
  • $750 for organizations with operating budget size between $1 and 3 million
  • $1,000 for organizations with operating budget size over $3 million

A 15% off discount will be available to any organization with an Executive Director who is registered for the Executive Director Intensive  or to any organization with an Emerging Leaders 2014 alum.

“How to Apply” Conference Call
A one-hour informational call about the program and the application process will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm CDT.

To register for this call, please click here.

The timeline for the Emerging Leaders program is as follows:

  • February 23: Applications open
  • February 27: “How to Apply” conference call (register here)
  • March 23: Application deadline

For those who are accepted to the program, there will be a four day in person seminar from August 26 – August 31. At this seminar, dates for four two-hour calls over the course of September – December will be scheduled with the group. The final gathering will be held on January 13.

Participants are required to attend all program sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact Mandi Cambre at 504-598-4663 or at mandi@gnof.org.