A local partnership is once again offering the Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders program which focuses on leadership development through nonprofit board service. The 9-week course begins March 28 and is offered each Wednesday night through May 24 (no class 4/25) with graduation on May 30th. Classes run from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the CNY Philanthropy Center and a light meal is provided. The cost is $50 with scholarships available. Applications may be completed through this link. The deadline is March 5th.
The purpose of NTL is to increase inclusiveness and diversity on non-profit boards; increase the pool of effective board members; enhance the pool of new leaders in the community; educate and inspire those who participate and provide quality training to individuals in the community. NTL is designed and co-sponsored by the Gifford Foundation, the Central New York Community Foundation, Leadership Greater Syracuse, the Human Services Leadership Council and City of Syracuse residents.
This affordable course is taught by community leaders. It provides an overview of how board members add value, how to make the connection between your passion and area nonprofits, what it means to be a nonprofit and more. Topics include Board ABCs, organizational lifecycles, group dynamics, networking and conflict resolution.
“Among many things, I’ve learned how to be a leader – how to choose my words, and be aware of my goals and the strategies I pursue to get there,” states 2016 graduate Charles Rivers. “For me the most valuable part was learning about networking.”
Since its inception in the fall of 2014 the program has graduated 104 community leaders and connected them with over 50 local boards. To view a video of the 2016 Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders graduation click here. For further information, or for a hard copy of the application, please contact Sheena Solomon at the Gifford Foundation.