Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio Educational Event

Nov 29, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Leadership Council for Nonprofits is pleased to offer the following program in partnership with Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio.

Quarterly Employment Webinar Series: Performance Management and Discipline

Session 4 in the PBPO Quarterly Employment Webinar Series: Performance Management and Discipline

Join us to hear from the experts at Thompson Hine on important issues faced by nonprofit employers. Each 1-hour session gives an overview of the latest legal developments, practical solutions, and a chance for you to ask your questions live.

Speaker: TBD, Thompson Hine LLP

Cost: $10.00/session. Scholarships are available upon request. Contact Veronica at for scholarship information.

Location: Online Live Webinar

Registration: Please register in advance to receive the webinar viewing link. Registration closes on Tuesday, November 28. The webinar link will be emailed to registrants the day prior to the webinar.

Presented by: Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio and Thompson Hine LLP in partnership with Athens County Foundation, Business Volunteers Unlimited, The Center for Nonprofit Resources, Leadership Council for Nonprofits, Miami Valley Nonprofit Collaborative, Nonprofits LEAD, Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations and OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

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2023 Annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit

Oct 11, 2023
8:00 am - 11:30 am

The Leadership Challenge® 3-day Workshop Experience

October 2, October 3, October 4
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Leadership Challenge

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Nonprofit leadership matters, and now is the perfect time to invest in the staff that will continue to lead your nonprofit through these uncertain times. Due to the generosity of our facilitator Steve Coats and Wiley Publishing, we can offer this program to your emerging leaders at a price far below market rate.

Three things we know about The Leadership Challenge® that differentiates it:
1. Attendees leave this session better able to lead – immediately.
2. Research by Kouzes and Posner shows that leaders have a direct influence on the engagement levels of talent. The best leaders create the best workplaces.
3. People who more frequently use the leadership practices presented in the workshop produce higher results than those who use them less frequently.

Investing in growth opportunities for emerging nonprofit leaders is critical. Often at nonprofits there may not be an opportunity for “climbing the ladder” in new positions, but there is always an opportunity to develop within a role. This can come in the form of learning best practices like the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®.

The Leadership Challenge® includes a 360 assessment, the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), which is a simple, 30-question inventory. The feedback it provides is very understandable and usable. It provides people with a solid roadmap for change.

This is a great program for a few team members to participate in so they can bring the learning back to your organization as a team. Studies show that leadership development helps with employee experience and retention.

We encourage you to respond promptly as the program is limited to 24 participants and a max of 3 people per organization.

Worlds Colliding: Generational Dynamics in the Nonprofit Workplace Post-Pandemic

Oct 3, 2023
8:30 am - 10:00 am
better together

Better Together
Nonprofit Collaboration Series

Session 3: Worlds Colliding: Generational Dynamics in the Nonprofit Workplace Post-Pandemic
October 3, 8:30am to 10:00am
Columbia Center (Junior League of Cincinnati)

All you need to do is pick up a newspaper or magazine (if you still read those) or scan your social media to see that no one seems to know how to deal with colleagues of different generations.

"For Younger Workers, Job Hopping Has Lost Its Stigma. Should It?" (New York Times)

"Gen-Z Is Labeled As ‘Difficult’ In The Workplace, But There’s More To The Story" (Forbes)

"Attracting Millennials To The Mission" (NonProfit Times)

"One reason the job market is out of whack? Baby boomers." (Washington Post)

Differences in education, media exposure, world events, technology, and family dynamics can all influence how we approach work. How does our generation shape our attitudes toward hybrid and remote work, expectations of behavior, mental health, hiring, tech adoption, and more?

Janet Harrah, Executive Director of Outreach, Haile/US Bank College of Business, Northern Kentucky University, will tell us what the data say about it, and how the demographics of our nonprofit workforce will change as the population changes.


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Search Inside Yourself: An Emotional Intelligence Workshop - 11/28-30/23

November 28, November 29, November 30
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Originally developed at Google, the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself program teaches practical mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and leadership tools to unlock your full potential at work and in life. Navigating today's uncertainty and stress requires a new level of resilience, emotional intelligence, and leadership skills. Search Inside Yourself will help you develop critical skills to face today's complex environment and challenges that are sure to come.

Program Overview

Search Inside Yourself takes an evidence-based approach combining neuroscience, leadership, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence. The program provides practical tools that can be applied immediately at work and in your personal life. We start with a foundation of mindfulness, and build the core emotional intelligence domains that lead to outstanding leadership:

  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-management
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Leadership

Search Inside Yourself is presented for Leadership Council by Patrice Borders and Jerry Neusell, who offer a substantial portion of the program pro bono to support the work of nonprofits, allowing us to offer it for a fraction of the cost offered elsewhere.

Only 26 spots available – don’t miss the opportunity to attend this transformational experience, right from your computer.

For more details about Search Inside Yourself, see

Master Calendar

Leaders Circles Now Forming for 2021-2022 - Deadline to Apply 7/30

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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. In 2020/21 almost 150 people participated in 16 different leaders circle and shared that this program was a lifesaver that helped them navigate through COVID-19 challenges and changes, and build a bright future.
Program Overview
  • Monthly meetings (about 2 hours) September through May
  • 6-10 nonprofit executives (matched by role/experience/org size) 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
*First and last meeting in-person and virtual otherwise
Circle Member Expectations
  • Show up - commit 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 learning and actions
  • Develop trusted and expanded network of 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
  • Community Relations Director
  • Program Director 
Join a Leaders Circle Now! Click HERE to complete your application and be matched in a Leaders Circle.
Note: Your organization must be a member of Leadership Council in order to participate in a Leaders Circle. 
Contact administration@leadershipcouncil if you have any questions.
Please forward to others in your organization who might also benefit from a circle.
Deadline to Submit Your Application - July 30, 2021

Advancing Black-Led Nonprofits | A New Program Exclusively for Leadership Council Members

program information
We are happy to announce our new program for advancing the cause of equity for our Black-led members.  Leadership Council is joining with Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub to conduct “Advancing Black-Led Nonprofits.”  To request a workshop, submit your information here.
Who is Flywheel?
Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub - is a long-established leader focused on supporting nonprofits and social ventures to grow and prosper. Flywheel provides coaching, consulting, and educational services to address strategic and operational challenges. Flywheel’s all-volunteer coaches are experienced working as advocates and allies of diverse organizational leaders in Flywheel programs such as Elevate Equity.  
What is this new service for Leadership Council’s Black-Led members?
Flywheel will provide pro bono advisory services utilizing their coaches who have decades of leadership experience in the nonprofit and for-profit worlds.  These coaches will be made available to individual, Black-led organizations to address a particularly thorny operational challenge of your choice.  The coaches will share strategies, skills, and connections to assist you in addressing your challenge and furthering your social mission. Specifically, Flywheel will provide: 
  • A 1-on-1 brainstorming workshop (1.5 hour duration) for each of the first six member organizations who request them.
  • Workshops will be made available through May 2022 and scheduled at the leader’s and Flywheel’s mutual convenience.
  • Organization may have up to three C-level participants.
  • Flywheel will select relevant coaches to participate based on the challenge the organization wishes to address.
  • Following the workshop, Flywheel will provide a one-page summary of findings.

To request a workshop, submit your information here.



Securing the Future Conference