Our nonprofit leadership development opportunities build leadership and management skills for nonprofit leaders through collaborative, peer-learning programs.
Upcoming Leadership Development Opportunities
Strengthen Your Board Through Strong Committees
June 8, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Morse Institute Library | 14 E Central Street, Natick, MA
As nonprofit professionals, we are told that "the work of the board is done in committees." But what happens when your board doesn't have functioning committees or existing committees that don't work well? In this workshop, Amy and Susan will discuss the following to help your board accomplish more:
- effective committee structure
- committee members
- the work of committees
- how to form strong committee meetings
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Leading With Ease: Secrets of Sustainable Leadership
Tuesdays, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Foundation for MetroWest | 3 Eliot Street, Natick
Attention: Over-Stretched Executive Directors
Are you focusing on the details, problems, and drama of running your organization rather than on vision and strategy? Are you more often frustrated, stressed and exhausted, than energized and excited about your work?
The Foundation for MetroWest is delighted to partner with Fredia Woolf to offer Leading with Ease: Secrets of Sustainable Leadership again this fall.
This six session series will explore the three essential components of Sustainable Leadership - Excellence, Effectiveness, and Ease. The sessions are designed to help you to:
- Identify your most important goals and streamline a path to accomplishing them
- Be more productive and efficient in your time and energy management by de-cluttering your day, de-escalating your stress levels, and delegating some of your to-do's
- Enhance your leadership confidence and presence, through greater awareness and exercise of strategic choices
- Effectively engage your stakeholders (funders, staff, volunteers, and peers) in supporting you in your mission
- Understand and proactively build your own, and your organization's, brand
- Build a powerful peer network, for long-term sustainability
Applying the principles of strategic planning and leadership development to your own situation, you could discover a fresh perspective that can turn around the impediments to your success. Through her proven Look Five Ways © process, Fredia Woolf, Principal of Woolf Consulting, has helped many people just like you to develop a clear-eyed, uncluttered new approach.
Begins: September 20, 2016
When: Tuesdays, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Foundation for MetroWest | 3 Eliot Street, Natick
Applications are due by August 15, 2016. Executive Directors from MetroWest nonprofits are welcome to apply. To apply, click here.
In order for this to be a truly beneficial working group, we are limiting the number of participants. We will be contacting applications about acceptance by September 1. There is no charge to participate. For more information about the scheduled sessions or to read what past participants have had to say about the program, download the full program flyer.
Questions? Please call us at 508.647.2260 or contact Jennifer Ubaldino at firstname.lastname@example.org or Caroline Murphy at email@example.com.
Other programs we offer include:
Aligning Action & Effectiveness
The Foundation for MetroWest has partnered with Curtis Company to deliver a three-part workshop series designed for the Executive Director and Board Chair. The purpose of the three workshops are to work on critical matters pertaining to the viability and success of any nonprofit organization, such as leading the board, leading strategy, and ensuring powerful succession.
Board Chair Networking
Nonprofit board chairs are invited to the Foundation's office for the opportunity to exchange ideas and share best practices. These evenings consist of networking along with a speaker or panel discussion.