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Nonprofit Leadership Workshop Series

The Nonprofit Leadership Workshop Series will include five interactive, online workshops.

Each workshop will last 75 minutes and include both presentation and interactive group exercises. 48 hours before each workshop, participants will complete a self-assessment to better understand their strengths and where they can grow as a nonprofit leader.

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.

A recording of the webinar and a copy of the presentation slides will be provided to registrants.  Please note, all participants will receive a confirmation email and a link to join the webinar through Zoom.

Workshop 1: Authentic Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders
March 30, 2021 from 1:00-2:15 PM EST
$25

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!

You will participate in a series of exercises and presentations that will drive your development as an authentic leader. You will complete an assessment that will identify your strengths, and where you can grow, as an authentic leader. You will learn practical exercises that will help you develop and internalize the four components of authentic leadership. Finally, you will leave the workshop with a practical, personalized action plan that will help to continue to grow as an authentic leader.

Participants in this seminar will learn:

• Why authentic leadership is so important in the non-profit sector
• The four components of authentic leadership
• Their strengths, and their opportunities to grow, as an authentic leader
• Practical exercises to develop and grow as an authentic leader
• What are some of the common pitfalls of authentic leadership, and how to avoid them?

Workshop 2: Transformational Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders
April 6, 2021 from 1:00-2:15 PM EST
$25

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!

In this interactive seminar you will participate in a series of lectures and exercises that will drive your development as a transformational leader.  You will complete an assessment that will identify your strengths, and where you can grow, as a transformational leader.  You will learn practical exercises that will help you grow as a leader. Finally, you will leave the workshop with an action plan that will help you become more transformational in your leadership practice.

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

Participants in this seminar will learn:

• Why transformational leadership is so important in the nonprofit sector
• The five components of transformational leadership
• Their strengths, and their opportunities to grow, as a transformational leader
• Practical exercises to develop and grow as a transformational leader
• What are some of the common pitfalls of transformational leadership, and how to avoid them?

Workshop 3: Servant Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders
April 13, 2021 from 1:00-2:15 PM EST
$25

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!

In this interactive seminar you will participate in a series of lectures and exercises that will drive your development as a servant leader.  You will complete an assessment that will identify your strengths, and where you can grow, as a leader.  You will learn practical exercises that will help you grow as a leader. Finally, you will leave the workshop with an action plan that will help you become more transformational in your leadership practice.

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 Workshops, you will find that the material covered in this workshop will compliment and improve your leadership practice even further.

Participants in this seminar will learn

• Why servant leadership is so important in the nonprofit sector
• The eight components of transformational leadership
• Their strengths, and their opportunities to grow, as a servant leader
• Practical exercises to develop and grow as a servant leader
• What are some of the common pitfalls of servant leadership, and how to avoid them?

Workshop 4: Effective Management for Nonprofit Leaders
April 20, 2021 from 1:00-2:15 PM EST
$25

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.

In this interactive session you will learn how good managers drive organizational success. You will complete an assessment that will identify your strengths, and where you can grow, as a manager. You will learn the 10 practices of effective managers. Finally, you will leave the workshop with a practical, personalized action plan that will help to continue to develop as an effective manager.

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

Participants in this seminar will learn:

• Why effective management is so important in the non-profit sector
• The ten practices of effective nonprofit managers
• Their strengths, and their opportunities to grow, as an effective manager
• What are some of the common pitfalls of management, and how to avoid them?

Workshop 5: Organizational Change Management for Nonprofit Leaders
April 27, 2021 from 1:00-2:15 PM EST
$25

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

In this interactive seminar, 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 workshops, you will learn new skills that will compliment and reinforce the skills you developed in the previous workshops.

Participants in this seminar 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
• What are some of the common pitfalls of organizational change, and how to avoid them?

Presented by:

Mikhael Bornstein

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

Mikhael is an AFP Master Trainer and a frequent speaker at conferences across North America. He is the Director, Fundraising at Canadian Hearing Services, a Faculty Member of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, and teaches at George Brown College and Ryerson University.

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