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Program Overview

We are pleased to invite individuals to apply for participation in the Learning To Lead class of 2024. This program is uniquely designed for individuals in senior level positions in nonprofit organizations. We will be selecting a diverse group of established and emerging community leaders for the nineteenth (19) class of Learning to Lead. This program delivers an incomparable experience of intellectual, personal, and professional discovery and growth.  The focus will be on providing participants with the tools, insights, and learning environment necessary to maximize their potential as a leader within their organization. This year there will be an emphasis on Equity and Self-Care.


Specifically, participants will learn to:

  • Identify the various styles and traits of leaders, while assessing their own styles and traits;
  • Share strategies that allow participants to “stretch” beyond their current competencies and allow for the integration of new skills, including Effective Communication Skills; Team Building; Conflict Resolution; Decision making; Facilitation; Presentation Skills; and Positive Psychology in the workplace.
  • Explore the role of the nonprofit leader as it relates to the satisfaction of its stakeholders; and
  • Foster the development of a group learning process that enables each participant to find their own leadership voice, while establishing a network of colleagues and ongoing peer support to improve leadership skills.

Who Should Attend

Mid to senior-level managers who are in leadership roles within their organizations. The purpose is to help these leaders develop their abilities to get extraordinary things done. 

In order to attend, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • At least one year of supervisory experience, with at least one direct report within the organization.
  • Ability to participate in the full program. The program is a 6-month curriculum, consisting of 10 half-day sessions and 1 full-day session, including an orientation and graduation. Attendance at orientation is MANDATORY and participants must attend a minimum of 9 additional sessions to graduate successfully.
  • Reference letter from their Chief Executive Officer, or their designee.

Program Activities

The program is a 6-month curriculum, including an orientation and graduation ceremony.  Orientation will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024.  Please refer to schedule of activities for specific dates. Program activities will include experiential and educational programs, inventories, questionnaires, and surveys, learning activities, and reading assignments.  Each participant will be required to participate through the use of homework and real time feedback.

Program Commitment

To graduate from the program, a participant is expected to attend all program activities.  However, if circumstances prevent complete attendance, graduation requires a minimum of 9 sessions in addition to orientation.  Program activities include Mandatory Orientation, ten (10) half-day sessions from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., one (1) full-day session from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Graduation. The schedule is subject to change and the cohort may decide to have some sessions in person (though a virtual option will always be available). Below is a planned schedule of sessions, just keep in mind that changes may occur along the way.

Schedule of Dates

  • Friday, April 5, 2024 (ORIENTATION:  MANDATORY) (½ day 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, April 19, 2024  (½ day)
  • Friday, May 3, 2024     (½ day)
  • Friday, May 17, 2024   (½ day)
  • Friday, May 31, 2024   (½ day)
  • Friday, June 14, 2024  (½ day)
  • Friday, June 28, 2024  (½ day)
  • Friday, July 12, 2024    (½ day)
  • Friday, July 26, 2024    (½ day)
  • Friday, August 23, 2024  (Full day 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Friday, September 6, 2024 (GRADUATION)

Application Process and Fees

We will be accepting a maximum of 20 applicants for this class.  When choosing an applicant, it is recommended that the organization consider the role of the individual within the organization and their potential for influence and growth, the commitment of time required for participation, and the diversity of the organization. A nominal tuition fee of $1,500 to cover the costs of orientation, assessment tools, graduation and all course materials is required for participation. 

 

 

Please submit the application NO LATER than March 22, 2024.

 

Once the application has been evaluated, you will be notified regarding acceptance into the program. If the application has been accepted, you will be required to log on to pay the tuition fee of $1,500. Payment can also be paid through a check made out to: Collectively, 4220 NE 25th Avenue. Lighthouse Point, Florida 33064. Accepted applicants may not begin the program if the tuition is not paid in full.

 

We look forward to your organization’s participation in this exciting opportunity.

Questions? Email or call Julie Radlauer, Collectively Founder and CEO

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