Executive Leader Program

The Executive Leader Program is a rigorous 18-month program that:

  • Is focused on building "adaptive leadership" skills

  • Is custom-tailored to executive directors of nonprofits who are grantees of the foundation*

  • Intentionally includes a small cohort, allowing leaders to be vulnerable and unguarded with each other

  • Includes one all-day, in-person session a month, as well as out-of-classroom work, and experiential learning opportunities

*For now, this may change in the future, to serve even more leaders.

The curriculum includes:

  • Time and Project Management

  • The ACE Experience (Analyze, Create & Execute Your Plan)

  • Telling Your Organization's Story

  • Board Leadership

  • Process Mapping

  • Customer Experience Mapping

  • Influence and Negotiation

  • Changing Your Organizational Culture

  • Celebration Banquet

  • The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

  • The Birkman Method Personal Styles Assessment

  • Difficult Conversations

  • The Leadership Experience (experiential learning)

  • Adaptive Strategy

  • The Innovation Lab

  • Strategic Decision-Making

  • Presentation Skills

  • Coaching and Motivating People

Rising Leader Program

The Rising Leader Program is a rigorous 12-month program that:

  • Is focused on building "adaptive leadership" skills

  • Is custom-tailored to non-executive director leaders in nonprofits who are grantees of the foundation*

  • Includes one all-day in-person session a month, as well as out-of-classroom work, and experiential learning opportunities

*For now; this may change in the future, to serve even more leaders.

The curriculum includes:

  • The Birkman Method

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Telling Your Organization's Story

  • Time and Project Management

  • Changing Your Organization's Culture

  • Difficult Conversations

  • Coaching and Motivating People

  • Strengths-based Leadership

  • Influence and Negotiation

  • The Leadership Experience (experiential learning)

  • Innovative Problem-solving and Decision-making

For information on the Barbara Burt Innovative Leader Fund, click here.