Upcoming Training and Events

Nov / 30 / 2017
Become a Power Presenter Learn to be a powerful presenter. Using a theater-derived approach and practical “on-your-feet” exercises, this workshop will give you the tools required to engage your audience with warmth, confidence and clarity.
Dec / 21 / 2017
The Battle for Hearts and Minds Nonprofit professionals often find themselves frustrated by the way the public thinks and talks about the issues they care about. This workshop will break through the mystique of the public narrative, present clear strategies to identify the current state of hearts and minds around your cause, and offer specific ways you can begin to shift the way people think and talk about your mission.
Jan / 18 / 2018
Emerging Consultants Training Program begins January 2018. Apply by November 5! This program will engage a diverse group of social change leaders who are interested in increasing their understanding of organizational development consulting. We are seeking applicants that have experience with and identify as part of communities of color.
Jan / 18 / 2018
The Road to an Effective Grant Proposal: Corporation and Foundation Grant Writing Writing an effective grant is all about connecting the dots: what is the funder seeking and how do I  demonstrate my organization’s link to their specific interests? Learn to write a compelling and competitive grant in this lively and fun introduction to nonprofit grant writing. 
Jan / 25 / 2018
Beyond Diversity to Inclusion How do organizations create an environment where people feel they can actively participate, where their contributions are respected and valued? This workshop is about taking that next step toward moving beyond the individualism of diversity to the systemic and cultural change needed to build inclusive organizations.
Feb / 13 / 2018
Effective Supervision: Creating a Culture of Mutual Respect (Feb) Effective supervision contributes directly to mission effectiveness for your nonprofit. It is critical to maintaining a productive staff in the face of shifting and competing priorities. Strong supervision creates a culture of mutual respect in which employees and supervisors communicate regularly and clearly about job-related expectations, tasks and overall performance.
Feb / 27 / 2018
Customer Service: Getting It Right Every Time This innovative and highly participatory workshop offers organizations a suite of tools that support the success of their staff while simultaneously exceeding their client’s expectations. Using the main principles of improvisational and traditional theater—presentation, positivity, and “making offers”—you can build a robust customer service program that directly integrates into the core mission of your organization.
Mar / 8 / 2018
Fund Development: Donor-Centered Stewardship and Fundraising Fundraising succeeds on knowing our donors well. This workshop emphasizes a donor-centered approach to strengthening a successful nonprofit development program.
Mar / 15 / 2018
Effective Supervision: Creating a Culture of Mutual Respect (Mar) Effective supervision contributes directly to mission effectiveness for your nonprofit. It is critical to maintaining a productive staff in the face of shifting and competing priorities. Strong supervision creates a culture of mutual respect in which employees and supervisors communicate regularly and clearly about job-related expectations, tasks and overall performance.
Apr / 12 / 2018
Moving Beyond Inclusion: Equity Matters We must have the hard conversations that shift the culture of organizations to develop racial justice and equity as core values. How can organizations make the commitments and investments to these internal changes, to be more aligned with outwardly stated goals of working for social change? This workshop invites leaders to develop practices that transform organizations into partners with the communities in which they work and serve.

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