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Cost: $100 for Full Series

Dates: September 25, 27, October 2, 4 and 9, 2024

The Nonprofit Leadership Webinar Series with Mikhael Bornstein will include five 60-minute webinars.

Each webinar will last 60 minutes including both presentation and questions and answers. After each webinar, participants will receive a workbook and self-assessment to help them better understand their strengths and how they can grow as nonprofit leaders.

Five topics will be covered in the series:

  1. Authentic Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders
  2. Transformational Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders
  3. Servant Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders
  4. Effective Management for Nonprofit Leaders
  5. Organizational Change Management for Nonprofit Leaders.

In each webinar, you will receive practical tips to bring back to your workplace.  Following each event, you will receive access to  a recordings of the presentation and a workbook and self-assessment that will help you to continue to develop as an authentic, transformational leader and manager.

Session 1:  Authentic Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders

September 25, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

The research is clear, authentic leaders are effective leaders. But, what is authentic leadership? Why is it so important for non-profit leaders? And, how do you become a more authentic leader? In this interactive seminar you will learn the answers to all these questions, and more!

In this webinar, participants will learn the four practices of authentic leaders.

Participants in this webinar will learn:

●      Why authentic leadership is so important in the non-profit sector

●      The four components of authentic leadership

●      Your strengths opportunities to grow as an authentic leader

●      Practical exercises to develop and grow as an authentic leader

●      Some of the common pitfalls of authentic leadership and how to avoid them 

Session 2: Transformational Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders

September 27, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Transformational leadership inspires employees to unite around a common vision: increasing organizational effectiveness, developing stronger staff, and reducing employee turnover. But, what does it mean to be a transformational leader? How can you become a transformational leader? What are the skills and traits you need to develop to become a more effective leader? In this interactive seminar you will learn the answers to all these questions, and more!

Authentic and transformational leadership go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Building on the Authentic Leadership Webinar, you will find that the material covered in this Webinar will compliment and improve your leadership practice even further.

In this webinar participants will learn how transformational leaders drive organizational success. You will learn the five practices of transformational leaders.

Participants in this webinar will learn:

●      Why transformational leadership is so important in the nonprofit sector

●      The five components of transformational leadership

●      Your strengths and opportunities to grow as a transformational leader

●      Practical exercises to develop and grow as a transformational leader

●      Some of the common pitfalls of transformational leadership and how to avoid them

Session 3: Servant Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders

October 2, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Servant leadership inverts the traditional leadership hierarchy, seeing leaders as supporting employees. But, what does it mean to be a servant leader? How does servant leadership drive organizational performance and reduce turnover? How can you become a servant leader? What are the skills and traits you need to develop to become a more effective leader? In this interactive seminar you will learn the answers to all these questions, and more!

Authentic and transformational leadership are the foundations upon which you build your leadership practice. Servant leadership will help you take your leadership to the next level. Building on the Authentic and Transformational Leadership Webinars, you will find that the material covered in this Webinar will compliment and improve your leadership practice even further.

In this webinar participants will learn how servant leaders drive organizational success, increasing staff engagement and reducing staff turnover. You will learn the eight practices of servant leaders.

Participants in this webinar will learn:

●      Why servant leadership is so important in the nonprofit sector

●      The eight components of transformational leadership

●      Your strengths and opportunities to grow as a servant leader

●      Practical exercises to develop and grow as a servant leader

●      Some of the common pitfalls of servant leadership, and how to avoid them

Session 4:  Effective Management for Nonprofit Leaders

October 4, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

The last decade of research tells us three things about management. First, managers matter. In fact, effective managers are critical to organizational success. Second, effective management is rooted in ten well understood behaviours. Finally, good management can be taught.

The best leaders are also effective managers. Building on the three previous leadership Webinars, you will learn effective management skills that support and reinforce the leadership skills you have already learned.

In this webinar participants will learn how good managers drive organizational success. You will learn the 10 practices of effective managers

Participants in this webinar will learn:

●      Why effective management is so important in the non-profit sector

●      The ten practices of effective nonprofit managers

●      Your strengths and opportunities to grow as an effective manager

●      Some of the common pitfalls of management, and how to avoid them

Session 5:  Organizational Change Management for Nonprofit Leaders

October 9, 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Launching a new IT system, implementing a new strategic plan, restructuring a department- organizational change is one of the most common challenges you face as a nonprofit leader.

In this webinar, you will learn how to lead successful organizational change. You will learn the eight practices of effective change leaders and the common mistakes that sabotage change efforts.

Heraclitus said, “The only constant in life is change.” And, while it is certainly true that we are living through an era of unprecedented change, the best leaders have the tools to successfully navigate organizational change and set up their organizations for success. If you are interested in becoming a more effective change leader, this seminar is for you!

Change management is a core leadership skill. Building on the previous leadership and management webinars, you will learn new skills that will complement and reinforce those developed in the previous Webinars.

Participants in this webinar will learn:

●      Why effective change management is so important in the nonprofit sector

●      The eight practices of effective organizational change leaders

●      Why authentic, transformational, and servant leadership are at the heart of effective change leadership

●      Why the factoid that “60% of organizational change efforts fail” is wrong

●      Some of the common pitfalls of organizational change and how to avoid them

Registration is $100 for the five webinars and the event will be hosted through Zoom. Please note, all participants will receive a confirmation email from Ticket Tailor with a link to join the webinar in Zoom.

All registrants will be provided with a link to the recording and the presentation slides following each session.

How to choose your stream:
ENGO representatives may self-select from the three workshop tracks based on their previous learning experiences with decolonization content.

Introduction to Decolonization in the ENGO Sector is designed for first-time learners and those with limited comfort exploring the Session topics. Sessions will be lecture-style making limited space for group discussion. Breakout rooms will be used intermittently to encourage first-time learners to practice discussing topics and gain confident understanding of materials.

Advanced Decolonial Theory and Application is designed for ENGO representatives who have experience with session topics and are ready to take chances by participating in potentially uncomfortable conversations to expose the root issues at play. These spaces are designed with safety of participants in mind with the goal of exposing the potential reproduction of colonial thinking/doing within the ENGO sector. Sessions will be conversational while making use of lecture-style teaching.

For Indigenous Ears Only - A Space for Reflection and Action is designed for Indigenous people who work within the ENGO sector and seek to connect with others to discuss experiences and vision decolonial pathways forward. These session agendas will be co-developed with participants.
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Introduction to Decolonization in the ENGO Sector

Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 (1-3:00 pm EST)

Session 1: Settler Colonialism 101

Introduce ENGO representatives to the fact that colonization is a structure and not an event. Identifies key ways that colonialism moves through individuals and organizations.

Session 2: Positionality

ENGO representatives learn how to articulate their social location within a settler colonial state, and in relation to potential Indigenous partners.

Session 3: Inherent Indigenous Governance 101

Introduce the fact that Indigenous nations have their own sources of political authority that they can (and do) draw on when addressing environmental issues. Examples provided.

Session 4: Building Better Relations

ENGO representatives will road test ways they can implement previous workshop key points to re-imagine partnerships with Indigenous nations.

Cost: $100 (or register 4 staff from the same organization for one stream and get the 5th registration free)

All registrants will be provided with a link to access the recordings and presentation slides for 60 days following each session.

Instructor:

Dr. Les Sabiston (Red River Métis) is from Aswahonanihk (Selkirk), Manitoba. Working at the intersections of political, legal, and medical anthropologies, as well as Indigenous Studies, Les’ work brings together critical social theories of colonialism, race, class, gender and sexuality with the political commitments of decolonization and aspirations of realizing alternative worlds informed by Indigenous futures. A guiding principle to his work has been to develop a more robust understanding of the ongoing process of encounter with Indigenous peoples in Canada, that is, how the state and its people interact with and understand themselves in relation to the original peoples of this land.

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Advanced Decolonial Theory and Application

Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6 (1-3 pm EST)

Session 1:  Diagnosing Settler Colonialism in the Enviro Sector

Participants will be asked to share ways in which they have diagnosed and traced power in social justice movements and/or in the ENGO sector. This workshop will make space for discomfort as part of promoting decolonization.

Session 2: Inherent Indigenous Governance

A mix of advanced and introductory theory, this workshop delves into legal and political pluralism, naming the fact that Indigenous nations have their own sources of political authority that they can (and do) draw on when addressing environmental issues.

Session 3: The Nonprofit Industrial Complex

ENGO participants are introduced to theories and examples describing the Nonprofit Industrial Complex and the “Shadow State.” Purpose is to show how settler colonialism structures civil society.

Session 4: Decolonizing ENGO-First Nation Partnerships

This workshop delves deep into how ENGOs can partner with Indigenous nations beyond the Nonprofit Industrial Complex while promoting deference to inherent Indigenous political leaders.

Cost: $100 (or register 4 staff from the same organization for one stream and get the 5th registration free)

All registrants will be provided with a link to access the recordings and presentation slides for 60 days following each session.

Instructor:

Dr. Damien Lee is a member of Fort William First Nation and holds a PhD in Indigenous Studies from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria. Dr. Lee has extensive experience facilitating/teaching adult-focused education at the post-secondary level and co-leads Gimiwan Research and Consulting. They serve mainly Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations by providing research and workshop services based in decolonial ethics and Indigenous worldviews.
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For Indigenous Ears Only - A Space for Reflection and Action

Tuesdays, October 22, 29, November 5, 12 (1-3 pm EST)

The Indigenous only space will be collaborative in nature but critical in approach. This track is a space for Indigenous folks within the ENGO sector to come together to discuss their experiences and work, with an eye to taking a position on what the sector might need to do in order to promote decolonization. Participants will use the first session to define our goals for the remaining three meetings. Therefore, session topics named here are proposals only.

Session 1:  Naming the Cannibal: Settler Colonialism in the ENGO Sector

Session 2: Proposed topic: Reflections on working in the ENGO Sector

Session 3: Proposed topic: Centering Indigenous Thought in the ENGO Sector

Session 4: Proposed topic: Visioning a Decolonial Environmental Sector

Cost: Free

Instructor:

Dr. Damien Lee is a member of Fort William First Nation and holds a PhD in Indigenous Studies from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria. Dr. Lee has extensive experience facilitating/teaching adult-focused education at the post-secondary level and co-leads Gimiwan Research and Consulting. They serve mainly Indigenous communities and Indigenous-led organizations by providing research and workshop services based in decolonial ethics and Indigenous worldviews.

Mikhael Bornstein

Having worked in the arts, health, social service, and education sectors, Mikhael Bornstein has more than twenty years of experience as a professional fundraiser.

Mikhael is an AFP Master Trainer and a frequent speaker at conferences across North America. He previously been faculty with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and has taught fundraising at both George Brown College and Toronto Metropolitan University.

Mikhael has a Master in Arts in Leadership from Royal Roads University.