TEST COPY The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) represents a six-month commitment to professional development by leaders at the top level of nonprofit organizations in Guilford County. Participants have access to world-class leadership programming delivered in partnership with Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) faculty and are matched with an executive coach (a member of Triad Coaching Connection) for seven coaching sessions. The cohort of ELA learners also learn and practice peer coaching skills during their time together.
ELA is held each January through June, with full-day sessions cover the following topics: Growing Your Self-Awareness as a Leader (deep work with variety of assessment tools); Leading Change with Change Style Indicator; An Exploration of Privilege; Leading Innovation; Art of Influence: Gaining Commitment & Getting Results; and Authentic Leadership.
Participants operate at the top level of organizational leadership as executive director/CEO/president or at the VP/C-Suite level and have fiscal and management responsibilities within the organization. They commit to full participation and also agree to coach and/or mentor less experienced executive directors at other Guilford County nonprofits.
Board Development Academy
The Board Development Academy, held each spring and fall, is designed to meet the needs of new, prospective, and existing nonprofit board members to help maximize their impact in serving our community. Participants in the seven-session program focus on relevant topics related to board service that can be put to immediate use.
The Board Development Academy Faculty includes top-notch, dynamic professionals who donate their time and talent. Topics covered by faculty include: Roles and Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board; The Art and Science of Board Meetings; Fiduciary Responsibilities and Legal Duties of a Nonprofit Board; The Nonprofit Board and the Strategic Planning Process; Financial Literacy for Nonprofit Boards; Fundraising Basics for Nonprofit Boards; and Mock Board Meeting and Graduation.
The cost for Consortium member organizations is $200 per participant and $300 per participant for non-members. Dates for the fall Board Development Academy will be announced in May 2023.
More academies and learning opportunities, including the Nonprofit Management Institute, are available through our partners at the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. Visit their page at ncnonprofits.org