LIVE TO LEAD - November 30th Deadline to Apply

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5-Part Leadership Series, plus a 3-Day Leadership Challenge® Experience 
exclusively for CEOs & Senior Leaders (with strategic planning & management involvement) of Leadership Council Member Agencies

"Nonprofit organizations operate on tight budgets, with nearly all of their dollars directed at supporting their mission. They often don't have the luxury of offering professional development opportunities for their leaders and staff," says Teresa Tanner, Fifth Third Bank Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer.

With that in mind, LIVE to LEAD (Leaders Inspiring Visionary Excellence) was born in 2015. Now in its 5th year, working with the Leadership Council, Fifth Third Bank helped create a comprehensive development approach that highlights key competencies for nonprofit leaders, such as talent management and change leadership. The program delivers its message through five courses taught by Fifth Third Bank leaders, followed by a deeper leadership dive in a retreat setting.

"This program touches a cord in our community," says Teresa. "And that's what we all strive for in our daily work - to find the creative solution that meets the needs of our customers and our communities."

Who should attend? This program is geared towards CEO/PRES/ED and Senior Leaders w/ P&L and managerial responsibilities. Cost for 5 part Live to Lead series only is $250.Cost for entire 5-Part Live to Lead Series AND the 3-day Leadership Challenge is only $750. The Leadership Challenge 3-day program is highly recommended, but optional.

Class Size is limited to 20 people. Application and payment due by 11/30/18. Classmates will be notified of enrollment by 12/7/18, but be sure to hold the workshop dates until notified. No refunds for cancellations received after 12/14/18.


 Registration for April 22-24, 2019 will be open in January 2019

Over these 3 days and 2 nights, participants will learn the 5 Practices of exemplary leadership, receive The Leadership Challenge book, workbook, 360 feedback, small group & partner discussions and outdoor experiential activities. Through generous support of  Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC Bank, Trustee, and our partners Steve Coats - International Leadership Associates, Wiley Publishing and Camp Joy, members pay only a fraction of the market cost for this program (breakfast, lunches included on each of the 3 days)

Class size is limited to 20-22, so sign up soon! Limit of 3 people per organization

Are you a new ED/CEO?  Need some mentoring?  This is for you 

Leader to Leader Mentoring Program - for NEW ED's and Retired ED's 

LEADERS CIRCLES for 2018/19 are now full; check again June 2019 for next cycle!

Leadership development in a safe, supportive, confidential space

Have you ever wished you had a trusted group of nonprofit peers to coach, encourage, validate, challenge, support and hold you accountable as you grow as a leader?  Then consider the Leaders Circle program.

Program Overview

  • Monthly meetings (2-3 hrs) September through May
  • 6-10 nonprofit executives for each circle + a skilled facilitator
  • participants commit to meeting real time challenges and offering real life solutions through their real life experiences 
  • meetings are confidential, supportive, and create a cycle of learning, sharing, achieving & accountability

Circle Member Expectations

  • Show up - make a commitment to your circle colleagues by making your meetings a priority on your calendar
  • Speak up - ask powerful questions to help members find their own insight
  • Grow up - be prepared to hold yourself and each other accountable for your learnings and actions


  • Develop trusted and expanded network of trusted peers
  • Professional and personal growth
  • Expanded resources discovered
  • Safe environment leads to openness, vulnerability and growth

Circles available: (must have primary decision making responsibilities) 

  • Executive Director/President/CEO
  • CFO/COO/VP or equivalent 
  • CDO, Development Director or equivalent
  • CHRO or equivalent
  • CMO, MARCOM Director or equivalent
  • Program Director 
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