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 Negation
  • The Leadership Experience (experiential learning)
  • Innovative Problem-solving and Decision-making
For information on the Barbara Burt Innovative Leader Fund, click here.