Leadership Learning Circles

Leaders whose jobs in the best of times can be challenging, are especially stretched in these tough times. There has been a growing demand by new, rising, and executive leaders for opportunities to develop stronger ties with other leaders at similar points in their career, in order to establish a network of peers to confide in, depend on, support, and grow with.

We offer several Leadership Learning Circles to support the diverse needs of leaders through our cohort learning offered throughout the year. Each program provides facilitated discussions, peer coaching, mentoring, support, resources, and relationships. Our programs give leaders the extra support they need to address the challenging issues they face on a regular basis as well as support their commitment to learning and growth professionally. 

Leadership Learning Circles are composed of 5-6  leaders committed to supporting one another. Discussions in the circles are confidential, supportive, and focused on learning and action. A trained and experienced facilitator helps participants use the circle to identify goals and resolve individual challenges. Participants typically meet once a week for between 5-7 weeks to:

  • share insights and reflections on session materials
  • support and challenge each other
  • further develop specific skills with a focus on growing as a leader
The Executive Director’s Academy

Intended for individuals who are in the leadership role of Executive Director or CEO.

Period: January 20 – March 3
Length: 6 Sessions
Dates: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 3/3
Time: Thursday morning, 8:30 am – 10:00 am EST

Register at: https://www.unitedway-nny.org/product/excutivedirectorsacademy/ 

Rising Leaders

Intended for individuals who have been identified as “rising leaders” or individuals who have begun the transition from a mid-level leadership role into a senior leadership role.

Period: January 12 – March 2
Length: 7 Sessions
Dates: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 3/2
Time: Wednesday morning, 8:30 am – 10:00 am EST

Register at: https://www.unitedway-nny.org/product/rising-leaders/ 

New Supervisors

Intended for individuals who transitioned, for the first time, into the leadership role of supervisor or manager within the past 12 months.

Period: January 19 – February 16
Length: 5 Sessions
Dates: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16
Time: Wednesday afternoon, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

Register at: https://www.unitedway-nny.org/product/newsupervisors/

Financial Leadership

Intended for nonprofit individuals who do not come from a finance or accounting background and who will be, or have recently, assumed responsibility for budgeting, understanding financial statements, and/or have profit and loss responsibilities.

Period: January 20 – February 17
Length: 5 Sessions
Dates: 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17
Time: Thursday afternoon, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST

Register at: https://www.unitedway-nny.org/product/financial-leadership/