Executive Circle

for Nonprofit Leaders

  • Limited to 12-14 Members
  • Minimum Four-Years Experience
  • Confidential Safe Environment
  • Heather Kaye and
    Terrie Lupberger Facilitate
  • Executive Coaching Included
$4695
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Executive Circle for Nonprofit Leaders

Executive Circles are small groups of seasoned leaders who meet every four months as a peer learning community. Together they help one another solve strategic issues or intractable problems, strengthen and stretch individual leadership capacity, and improve the performance of Circle member organizations and the sector as a whole.

Candid, focused discussions with other leaders helps to clarify issues and convert concerns and “wicked questions” into practical action. An executive coach/facilitator with experience in the nonprofit sector manages the sessions with an eye on producing the maximum benefit for each participant. The facilitator keeps the agenda on target and appropriately paced, and acts as a proactive contributor. Between meetings members meet informally and have access to additional coaching if needed.

Benefits

Executive Circle members form a supportive team of peers for clarifying complex issues, developing new ways to solve chronic problems, converting thoughts into action and providing peer accountability. Building a solid support network with other senior executives committed to excellence in their organizations promotes exploring opportunities to provide leadership in strengthening the effectiveness of the sector. Capitalizing on new ideas and opportunities. We offer encouragement and support when times are tough with SWAT conference calls held whenever a member has a hot issue and needs support in between meetings. Coaching is offered to individual circle members, as needed.

I would recommend the Executive Circle program to other executives to help build deep friendships and relationships with other nonprofit leaders in the sector but also the program enables and allows us to set a vision for the nonprofit sector and think through key strategies to help us achieve our vision.
—Russell Snyder
President/CEO
Volunteers of America

 

Circle Structure

Meetings are held approximately every four months. Each meeting is two days long with an overnight stay. Meetings feature:

  • Safe environment for confidential conversation
  • Expert facilitation by master executive coaches
  • In-depth dialogue on specific Circle member cases and issues such as:
    • Succession planning
    • Board relationships
    • Creating culture
    • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Leading edge learning in leadership and topics of interest to the Circle
  • Every member is expected to attend all sessions

Executive Circle 1

Schedule 2019/2020
Oct 17-18, 2019
 Jan 9-10, 2020
Apr 16-17, 2020

Venue for
Oct 17-18, 2019
L’Auberge Provencale Bed & Breakfast
13630 Lord Fairfax Highway
White Post, VA 22620
Phone:
(540) 837-1375

Executive Circle 2

Schedule 2019/2020
Sep 19 – 20, 2019
Feb 6 – 7, 2020
Spring date – TBD

Venue for
Sep 19-20, 2019

Airlie
6809 Airlie Rd
Warrenton, VA 20187
Phone:
(540) 347-1300

Executive Circle 3

Schedule 2019/20
Sep 27 – 28, 2019
Jan 30 – 31, 2020
Spring date – TBD

Venues to be determined

A dozen seasoned colleagues and two excellent facilitators provide the expertise and the space away from daily demands that facilitate probing discussion of issues that find little outlet elsewhere: specifically, sector-wide concerns such as merger trends and governance structures; and management challenges such as human resource development or responsible growth and collaboration.

Julie Meyer | Executive Director | Next Step Public Charter School

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