2024-2025 Leaders Circles

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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 Circles program. In 2023-24 150+ people participated in 18 different Leaders Circles and shared that this program was one of their best sources of support and professional development.
Program Overview
  • Monthly meetings (90-120 minutes) 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 shared experiences
  • Meetings are confidential, supportive, and create a cycle of learning, sharing, achieving and accountability
  • Meeting times and locations are chosen mutually by Circle members and their facilitator
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 a trusted and expanded network of peers
  • Professional and personal growth
  • Expanded resources discovered
  • Safe environment leads to openness, vulnerability and growth
Circles available:
  • Executive Director/President/CEO
  • CFO or equivalent
  • COO, VP of Operations, or equivalent
  • CDO, Development Director, or equivalent
  • CHRO, Human Resource Director or equivalent
  • CMO, Communications/Marketing Director, or equivalent
  • Volunteer Manager or Coordinator
  • IT Director or equivalent
  • Program Director/Manager
  • New Professionals (new to the workforce, regardless of role)
Join a Leaders Circle Now!
Note: Your organization must be a current nonprofit member of Leadership Council for your registration to be processed. Please verify internally or send a message to to check your status.
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