Institute for Executive Director Leadership

Outstanding Nonprofit Leadership Yields Exceptional Results 

Passion and vision are not only tools to effective leadership; they are what give your work meaning. They are why you do what you do. For more than 10 years, the University of. St Thomas has provided an executive leadership development program to help passionate executive directors build upon their visions to better face the diverse challenges of nonprofit management.
The Institute for Executive Director Leadership provides a space for those in nonprofit leadership to gain knowledge, resources, and support. It is a place for leaders to grow and to develop the courage to inspire change within their organizations and communities. Participants and instructors will network with peers, professionals, and educational thought leaders, learning from each other to develop the best practices and collaborating to solve problems.
Participants of this ten-month cohort program will gain:

  • Leadership development tools based on researched theory and practice
  • Sharper nonprofit management skills in areas ranging from organizational governance to financial planning
  • A network of long-lasting connections with others invested in nonprofit leadership
  • Empowerment and courage leading to effective leadership and personal growth

Additionally, participants in this executive leadership development program may attend up to two modules of the Mini-MBA for Nonprofit Organizations, free of charge.
Join a learning community that has served more than 165 executive directors and senior nonprofit leaders. Uncover deep insights, gain renewed confidence, and develop support systems to sustain both the well-being of your organization and your passionate commitment to your work.

To receive information about the 2015 cohort program, simply fill out the information form to the right. Apply today and join our next group of nonprofit leaders.

Program Dates and Times

*Bell, J., Moyers, R., and Wolfred, T. Daring to Lead 2006: A National Study of Nonprofit Leadership. A publication of CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and The Meyer Foundation.

Founded in 1885, the University of St. Thomas has established itself as one of the premier universities in Minnesota and the Midwest. The business-focused continuing education unit, which is now Executive Education, was created in 1957 by Bishop James Shannon and Peter F. Drucker. There are currently more than 7,000 students engaged in the Opus College of Business’s undergraduate, graduate, executive and professional education studies because they value the emphasis on career preparation and engaging in service to others.

Free Information Sessions

Join us and discover if this program is for you.

Wednesday October 29, 2014, 4:30 – 6 pm., or Tuesday December 9, 2014, 4:30 – 6 pm.

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