Strengthen management skills for emerging leaders.

CRE’s High Performing Managers Initiative (HPMI) is a series of eight interactive sessions over seven months for mid-level managers of nonprofit organizations and government agencies. It will give you the tools and strategies to tackle leadership issues and propel your career forward.

In the HPMI, you will collaborate with peers in small groups to share experiences and problem solve. We will come together to discuss practical tools you can use at your organization to help your team reach its goals. You will also have the opportunity to reflect on your development through real-time input from course participants, as well as through feedback gathered from colleagues at your organization. Plus, every participant will get a customized coaching session to review
team feedback and focus on individual needs.

Given the pandemic and the need to stay safe, all sessions will be virtual via video conferencing.


This program will feature:

▪   Issue-based workshops with peers at other organizations.

▪   360° feedback assessment from peers, managers, and supervisees within your organization.

▪   Individual coaching to support your development as a manager.

▪   Small-group peer-to-peer support sessions that provide opportunities to grapple with your specific management challenges.


Who should apply:

▪   Emerging leaders at nonprofit organizations, ideally with at least three years of managerial experience.

▪   Mid-level managers with two or more people reporting to them, whose performance they supervise and evaluate.

This program will help you:

▪   Lead and manage your team towards outcomes in times of uncertainty.

▪   Support effective collaboration within your team with remote work.

▪   Maximize your impact and influence in your organization.

▪   Strengthen your supervision skills toward developing a high-performing team.

▪   Apply a culturally competent lens to your approach to supervision and management.



High Performing Managers Initiative – Calendar

DYCD Grantees Only

▪  Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 10am – 2pm ET

▪  Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 10am – 2pm ET

▪  Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 10am – 2pm ET

▪   Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 10am – 2pm ET

▪   Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 10am – 2pm ET

▪   Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 10am – 2pm ET

▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 10am – 2pm ET

▪  Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 10am – 2pm ET


This program is generously funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and is offered at no cost to those who are accepted.

Not a DYCD Grantee? The High Performing Managers Initiative (HPMI) will be available for all applicants in Spring 2023.



To learn more:

Contact Genesis Galva at

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