More than ever, the social sector is in need of adaptive, courageous leadership.

Leading through a pandemic hasn’t been easy. Our organizations have weathered financial uncertainty, difficult staffing decisions and conversations, and dramatic shifts in programming. And today, leaders continue to wade through the unique challenges of this time. At CRE, we ensure that you’re equipped for these very moments. With over 43 years of field-building experience, CRE guides and equips nonprofit leaders during moments of great transition, uncertainty, and opportunity. Join our Leadership & Management Training Program, and gain tools & strategies to strengthen your leadership skills, your organization, and your community. 


CRE Leadership & Management Training Programs

We offer three certificate cohort programs to equip you on your leadership journey:


This program trains managers who are newly supervising individual staff members. Through this certificate cohort program, participants will enhance their toolbox of skills and strategies for managing staff and driving high performance. To learn more, click here.
Applications open in mid-late January 2023.


This certificate cohort program strengthens the management and leadership skills of mid-level managers who are supervising a team or teams of staff and has more than four years of managerial experience. To learn more, click here.
Applications open in mid-late January 2023.

This certificate cohort program provides foundational, comprehensive training for early-career executive directors and qualified senior leaders. To learn more, click here.
Applications open in mid-October 2022. 





CRE’s New Managers Institute (NMI) and High Performing Managers Initiative (HPMI) will take place from October 2022 through March 2023, whereas the Leadership Caucus (LC) will take place from December 2022 through June 2023. 

As we emerge from the pandemic, the sessions across all three programs will be hybrid — a combination of in-person sessions, as well as virtual sessions via Zoom. They each offer 9 interactive, virtual sessions – including workshops, peer-to-peer learning, and one-on-one coaching. Through these learning sessions, you will deepen your understanding of your leadership style, identify how to harness it at the workplace, and ultimately propel your team forward.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. 


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