Leadership Institute

MANP’s Leadership Institute for Executive Directors provides executive directors of all experience levels with dedicated time and space to reflect, set goals, and develop action plans to strengthen their leadership.

Program Goals

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Rooted in leadership development best practices and a commitment to practical application, this intensive program guides current nonprofit executive directors to:

    • build self and social awareness for stronger staff, board, and community relationships;
    • recognize and build on their signature strengths;
    • cultivate a personal leadership vision and the capacity to hold a long-term vision of possibility for the organization;
    • apply systems thinking tools to understanding and solving challenges;
    • develop coaching skills for growing the next generation of leaders;
    • enhance team leadership skills for both informal (coalition and community) and formal (board and staff) teams;
    • create a learning community of peers; and
    • plan for an ongoing learning strategy beyond the Institute.

    Congratulations + Welcome to the 2022-2023 Class!

    If you would like to be notified when applications open for the 2023-2024 program year, please email Learn@NonprofitMaine.org.

    Cost + Commitment

    The program fee includes all materials, assessments and appoximately 60 hours of in-person retreats, virtual meetings, learning groups, and private coaching

    • $2,500 MANP Members | $3,000 Nonmembers
    • Not sure if your organization is a member? Check our member directory
    • Limited financial assistence is available.

    Participants are expected to complete assessments in advance of the opening retreat and to attend all meetings to ensure the best quality learning experience for everyone in the group. 


    This program was developed with the generous support of The Betterment Fund and the Maine Community Foundation and was designed in partnership with Panta Rei Consulting.

    2022-2023 Leadership Institute Sponsor

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    If you’re interested in supporting the Leadership Institute or learning about sponsorship opportunities for other MANP programs, please contact our Development + Marketing Manager, Kelly McCormack.