Emerging Leaders

Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Program 2018

This leadership development program is designed to build the nonprofit leadership pipeline by preparing early career individuals from the nonprofit sector to take on greater leadership roles through focused, long-term mentoring with an established nonprofit leader. 

Our Nonprofit Emerging Leaders program provides unique learning opportunities for aspiring leaders through a year-long mentoring program,
Our Nonprofit Emerging Leaders program provides unique learning opportunities for aspiring leaders through a year-long mentoring program,

Program components  

  • Individual mentoring (four hours/month)
    Emerging leaders are paired with an established nonprofit leader for up to four hours per month of mentoring for one year. Mentoring opportunities may take the form of:
    - Observations, site visits or other “shadow” activities
    - Focused coaching, role playing, or career advising
    - Informal conversation
    - Coaching around self-assessment and skill building
     
  • Monthly peer meetings (two hours/month) 
    Mentees meet monthly with INE staff to share learnings and reflect on personal leadership growth with peers. 
     
  • Educational trainings (optional)
    Training series covering nonprofit management fundamentals. Tuition is waived for any trainings that mentees elect to attend. 

Ideal applicants for this program should:

  • Have between three and eight years of experience working in the nonprofit sector
  • Have some experience supervising others
  • Demonstrate the potential to be current or future high-performing leaders with a commitment to the nonprofit sector in Rhode Island
  • Be energized by constructive feedback, and open to trying new approaches in their work
  • Not be afraid to ask questions, constantly challenge him/herself, and be willing to enrich the learning experience of peers.

 Dates

  • Information session (Registration required.)
    October 26, 2017, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
  • Application (docx) due
    November 22, 2017
  • Opening retreat
    January 24, 2018, 12-4 p.m.
  • Opening luncheon with mentors
    January 25, 2018, 12-2 p.m.
  • Peer meetings
    February-December 2018, first Wednesday of each month, 3-5 p.m.
  • Closing dinner with mentors
    December 5, 2018, 5:30-7 p.m.

Address

LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903
Directions

Contact

(401) 274-4564
info@rifoundation.org

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