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Leadership Institute

MANP’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute provides executive directors of all experience levels with dedicated time and space to reflect, set goals, and develop action plans to not only strengthen their leadership, but to catalyze cultures of learning and shared leadership within their organizations.

Rooted in leadership development best practices and a commitment to practical application, this four-day intensive program guides 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.

This program empowers participants to shape and guide adaptable, effective organizations that are respected partners in creating, sustaining, and improving Maine’s quality of life.

If you are currently an executive director who would like to learn more about this program and be notified when we begin accepting applications for the 2020 program, please email Learn@NonprofitMaine.org or call our office at (207) 871-1885.

Congratulations to the Leadership Institute Class of 2019!

Laura Cyr, Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG)
Kim Fleming, Waterfall Arts
Susan Gallo, Maine Lakes Society
Sam Herr, North American Bike Share Association
Lisa Oakes, Humane Society Waterville Area
Sadie Personeni, Lighthouse Arts & Education
Stephanie Primm, Knox County Homeless Coalition
Claude Rwaganje, ProsperityME
Laura Seaton, WindowDressers
Theresa Shanahan, Ski Museum of Maine
Darcy Shargo, Maine Primary Care Association (MPCA)
Michael Shaughnessy, Friends of the Presumpscot River
Nick Turner, The Grand
Charlie Woodworth, Greater Franklin Development Council

Partners + Sponsors

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