Registration for the Emerging Leaders Series is now closed.
This series of linked workshops is intended for those who are new to management or those who are seeking to sharpen their management skills. The sessions will be led by a variety of trainers who all share a deep commitment to our sector. As well as increasing skills and knowledge, the workshops will provide an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded peers.
June 5: Financial Skills for Non Financial Managers, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Presenter: Debra Harrison, COO, Washington Performing Arts Society
What should nonprofit leaders know about their organization's finances? In this session, participants will review financial statements, budgets and annual reports. You will learn how to read them, speak about them and how to zero in on the most important numbers. In addition, participants will enhance their finance and accounting vocabulary. This is a great opportunity for those who are not in a role with finance gain knowledge about the fundamentals of finance.
June 12: Polishing Your Supervisory Skills, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Presenter: Elisa Ortiz, Deputy Director of Government Affairs, Smart Growth America
The relationship between supervisors and those they supervise is one that is core to the effectiveness and morale of any nonprofit. But between long, busy workdays and stressful situations, that relationship can get ignored or thrown out the door entirely. Let's get it back! This session will cover the 7 core skills any good supervisor needs whether he or she is working with interns, field staff or senior level employees. It will also provide interactive opportunities to practice those skills. Whether you're new to supervising others or want to brush up on your skills, this is the workshop for you.
June 19: Organizing and Managing Multiple Projects, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Presenter: Julia Keleher, Ed.D, PMP Senior Consultant, Keleher and Associates, LLC
In this session, participants will learn how to define a project and develop a project charter. They will explore Project Scope Management and learn how to identify and assess project constraints and assumptions. The second portion of the session will explore Project Risk Management and include activities related to identifying project risks. Participants will then have an opportunity to compare charters, scope statements and risks across two projects. The session will conclude with an exercise that supports the alignment of charter development, scope and risk management activities across multiple projects.
June 26: Managing Up: How to Effectively Express Your Ideas
Presenter: Caroline Bolas, Senior Consultant in Organizational Management and President, LEVELheaded
Core to any leader is knowing how to effectively communicate your ideas, identifying ways to adapt to different work styles. In this final session, we will expose participants to the essentials of managing up, including emotional intelligence and effective communication. Take all the good things you learned from the previous sessions and create an action plan on how to share your ideas and feedback with your supervisors and teams.
Additional details will be communicated as our final speaker is secured.
Registration Fee: Registration covers all four sessions in the Emerging Leaders Series; $50 for Professional Members and $75 for Network Members. Registration is only being accepted for the full program; we will not offer individual workshop registrations or refunds. If a session is canceled, registrations will automatically transfer to the rescheduled date/time.
YNPNdc will provide light refreshments for each session.
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Opportunity Knocks for supporting this and other YNPNdc Professional Development Opportunities.