Set up your leadership journey for success.

Join fellow emerging nonprofit leaders at CRE’s New Managers Institute (NMI). In this certificate cohort program, you will learn how to effectively manage your direct report(s) and your supervisor(s). Through individual coaching, peer support, and workshops, you will strengthen your specific leadership style and learn how to harness it in your workplace.

This program will take place over the course of eight (8) interactive sessions and one (1) individual coaching session. All sessions will be hybrid — a combination of in-person sessions, as well as virtual sessions via Zoom. (Please kindly note that depending on the state of public health crises, the in-person sessions may be held virtually instead.)


What You’ll Experience

▪   Discovering the Self: Deepen your understanding of your strengths and how to harness them as a manager. Through the self-assessment tool, Everything DiSC®, you’ll discover your strengths and learn how to connect better with people whose priorities and preferences differ from yours.

▪   Coaching: Unlock your wisdom as a leader. Through a one-on-one conversation with a CRE Coach, you will review your DiSC assessment results and identify how to apply the DiSC insights into your work. Many of our coaches are certified in healing-centered coaching from Blooming Willow Coaching and the International Coaching Federation.

▪   Issue Discussions: Participants will engage in four large-group sessions with no more than 25 participants, including topics from the successful transition to being a supervisor and managing workplace relationships, to delegating effectively and leading with authenticity. At the end of each session, participants will detail concrete steps they can integrate and apply their learning.

▪   Peer Support: In small groups, participants will reflect on learnings from Issue Discussions and engage in peer problem-solving and support to accelerate learning and integration into day-to-day work at their organizations.

▪   Networking: Connect with fellow nonprofit professionals at community-building activities and gatherings held throughout the program. 


What You’ll Learn

▪  Gain an increased understanding of the role of a manager

▪  Strengthen your knowledge of management-related frameworks and strategies, including:
______▪   How to set goals
______▪   How to delegate
______▪   How to give and receive feedback
______▪   How to manage up

▪  Grapple with different managerial challenges through peer support and feedback

▪  Understand your strengths and how to leverage them to become a more effective manager

▪  Forge connections with fellow emerging leaders across the sector



Who Is This For?

▪  Staff who are developing their foundational leadership and management skills and exploring their identity as a leader and manager. Typical participants have 1-3 years as a manager of people, teams and/or projects. Titles often include Coordinator, Manager, or Site Supervisor.


We are not accepting applications at this time. Please email if you have any questions.



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