As an Executive Director, how do you powerfully lead your organization while facing complex leadership challenges? How do you align your organization, staff and board around impact and achieve financial sustainability? As daunting as these questions can seem, they are fundamental executive leadership responsibilities.
The Greater New Orleans Foundation Organizational Effectiveness Initiative , will host an intensive session exclusively for Executive Directors that combines expert instruction and peer-learning to tackle these issues.
Executive Director Intensive 2018 will occur all day on Wednesday, January 24-Friday, January 26, 2018. Participants will be required to attend a pre-session webinar on Wednesday, January 11 from 11:00am-12:30pm CST. Additionally, there will be follow-up peer accountability and support check in calls (to be determined).
Please click here to apply after careful review of the program description and dates within program components below.
This program will be led by Marla Cornelius and Steve Zimmerman and will draw on research, extensive work developing and coaching nonprofit leaders, and the collective wisdom of the participants to create a powerful space to think creatively, you’ll try on fresh ideas, learn new strategies and identify action steps to powerfully lead yourself and your organization.
To keep the participation intimate, participation is limited to twenty four executives.
Focus of the Executive Director Intensive
The content will focus specifically on:
Preparation Webinar: Prior to the actual seminar, on January 11, 2018 from 11:00am-12:30pm (CST) each participant will be required to attend a webinar which will set the context to be able to fully engage in the upcoming seminar and provide insights into your strategic and financial questions. You will need to access your financial statements for the webinar (more information on confirmation).
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Assessment: You will also be required to complete a Strengths Finders assessment prior to the session which will be referenced during the Intensive.
Facilitated Peer-Accountability Calls: Post Intensive, we will offer peer accountability calls facilitated by session leaders and GNOF OE staff (dates will be set during kick-off intensive).
This Executive Director Intensive is right for you if:
Cost of the Executive Director Intensive
Nonprofit organizations with annual budgets over $3,000,000: $1000
Nonprofit organizations with annual budgets between $1,000,000 to $3,000,000: $750
Nonprofit organizations with annual budgets under $1,000,000: $500
Fees include all materials, breakfast and lunch for all three days and three follow-up peer accountability calls with session leaders.
How to Apply
Applications are accepted on a first come first serve basis until the class is full and is subject to approval by the OE staff. Payment is due at promptly upon acceptance into the cohort.
Please click here to apply.
Please note, we never want money to be the reason you can’t attend the Executive Director Intensive.We have a small pool of funds available to partially offset the program costs for qualified participants. Please email Joann Ricci (email@example.com) with the subject line “Executive Director Intensive-Scholarship-Your Name” to share if the fee would cause a hardship for your organization and is a barrier to your possible participation.
Questions? Please contact Joann Ricci, Vice President at Greater New Orleans Foundation, 504.598.4663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.