NeighborWorks is a pioneer in leadership development for the nonprofit community. Our programs for new and experienced organizational leaders are built around a holistic approach that incorporates:
- Advanced Coursework: offering access to the latest and most innovative ideas and methodologies.
- Coaching: assisting with strategies to apply learnings to your unique situation.
- Peer Support: providing the additional creative thinking that networking offers to assure you are successful in achieving positive change in your organization's culture and practices.
- Self-Identified Performance Challenge: focusing the work you do in class on the most pressing needs of your organization.
We offer four programs designed to meet the unique needs of specific types of leaders.
Leadership program options
Our principal offering for senior leaders is our NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program
. This somewhat highly selective, 18-month program ─ in its 16th year, with nine "classes" of graduates ─ is for a small cadre of leaders whose organizations are strong, but who want to take their performance to an even greater level. It is a program that equips participants to truly transforms their organization. Learn more >
Nonprofit board members
Excellence in Governance
is designed to help the boards of nonprofit organizations become exceptional. Selected organizations explore characteristics of effective governance and leadership, as well as the board's role in improving organizational health, performance and sustainability. Learn more >
Management teams within organizations
Our Culture of Excellence
program guides a team of employees within a single organization as they focus on a targeted challenge, while building or reinforcing enterprise-wide support for positive change. Learn more >
Teams of peers across multiple organizations
Communities of Excellence
facilitates collaboration and joint learning among individuals from a particular geographic area, or across an umbrella organization or association, to enhance their leadership skills and provide a supportive peer network. Learn more >