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Emerging Leader Academy Informational Session

February 28 at 2:00 pm

Since 2012, the ONEplace Nonprofit Leader Academy has offered emerging community leaders an in-depth exploration of leadership within a nonprofit organization.

The goal of the Academy is to develop executive leadership within the nonprofit context. This includes those envisioning an executive director position in their future as well as those considering other high level leadership positions.

The Evaluation Center at WMU worked with ONEplace to assess our programs. For Leader Academy, the data reflects that graduates:

  • Expanded organization activities
  • Started a new fundraising campaign
  • Increased supervision responsibilities
  • Changed roles within the organization or applied for a position at another organization
  • Lead strategic planning or re-organization

Following Leader Academy, graduates rated their satisfaction as high and continued to connect with peers. As noted by one graduate, Leader Academy “helped me gain confidence in my own abilities and connected me with a network of others who have already been a huge help to me and my organization.”

In 2021, we worked with Freedom Lifted to revamp Leader Academy. We needed to explicitly name and follow through on instilling this intensive with our commitment to antiracism.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the program, get questions answered and explore if the program is a good fit for you. It’s also a good opportunity to check-in about the application process. We highly recommend that interested participants attend an orientation session or review the recording.

You can learn more about Leader Academy and view the application here.

There are two opportunities to attend an information session. Please pick the session that works best for you:

Thursday February 16, 10–11 am OR Tuesday, February 28, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

This session will take place on Zoom. ONEplace will email you a link the day before. Contact ONEplace@kpl.gov to request the recording or if you have any questions.



February 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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