Next Generation Nonprofit Leaders By John Sarvay | August 8, 2011
“The Emerging Nonprofit Leaders program (ENPL) is a dynamic, eight-month experience for the next generation of nonprofit leaders in the metro area,” said Rachel Kopelovich, director of the Nonprofit Learning Point.
Through the program, now in its fifth year, participants are given the chance to understand and advance their leadership capability and knowledge in the nonprofit area. “Primal Leadership” by Daniel Goleman tied research on emotional intelligence to leadership effectiveness, which helped provide theoretical grounds for the curriculum for the Leadership Program.
“The program builds on the success of the professional development offerings of Nonprofit Learning Point,” said Kopelovich.
The book “The Leadership Challenge” provides a second foundation for the program, which is built on five practices of effective leadership. A program emphasis is on transformational leadership that strengthens a vision for the future.
Those who wish to apply to the program must be:
- Currently employed by a nonprofit in the greater Richmond area
- Have the potential to make a significant future contribution to the nonprofit community through assuming higher and increased levels of leadership
- Show substantive history of involvement in the nonprofit sector through employment, volunteerism, or board service
- Have supervisory and budgetary experience and responsibility
- Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional development, continuing education, and lifelong learning
“Program tuition is subsidized through the generosity of The Community Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Altria Client Services, Capital One Foundation and the United Way,” said Kopelovich. “Participants are expected to make a significant commitment to developing leadership capacity. In addition, organizational leaders must be fully invested in the participants.”
- Attend all sessions
- Commit to four additional hours each month outside of the group sessions for individual leadership coaching sessions
- Contribute to online dialogue with program participants
- Complete of all assessment materials
- Participate fully in program evaluations
- Be willing to be part of an ongoing alumni network
The deadline to apply is August 19 at 4:00 p.m. Applications are available online. Tuition for the program is $900, due upon acceptance; total value of the program is $3,000.
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