Programs

Leaders Circles - 2024-25 registration now open!

Facilitators needed!

Each year, we need a few new volunteer facilitators for our Leaders Circle program. People with prior coaching or facilitation experience, as well as veteran Leaders Circle members make great candidates. You can find out more about the role here. If this is something that interests you, please reach out to our Executive Director at bbenson@leadershipcouncil.us.

Program Overview

  • Monthly meetings (generally 90 minutes) September through May
  • 6-10 nonprofit leaders grouped by role or responsibility
  • Participants commit to meeting real-time challenges and creating solutions
  • Meeting time and location (including virtual options) determined by each group and facilitator
  • Skilled facilitation by a professional volunteer

NOTE: This program is an exclusive benefit for Leadership Council members.

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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!! Administrative & Executive Assistants
  • NEW!! New Professionals (new-ish to the workforce/emerging leaders, regardless of role)

We do our best to match similar positions and similarly sized organizations. Please select the group that most aligns with your current position or area of responsibility, regardless of your title.

Typically, we only form a Circle if at least six participants register. If you request a group that does not fill up, we will offer the opportunity to join a different type of group, or refund your registration fee.

Registration Fee

Like membership dues, Leaders Circle fees are on a sliding scale to keep them affordable for all sizes of organizations, and is based on annual revenue from the most recent IRS Form 990 or 990EZ. 

Annual Revenue Fee per participant
< $250,000 $50
$250,001 - $500,000 $75
$500,001 - $2,000,000 $100
$2,000,001 - $5,000,000 $125
$5,000,001 - $10,000,000 $150
$10,000,001 - $20,000,000 $175
$20,000,001 + $200

 

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Attendance Policy

Consistent attendance is a crucial element to the trust built in Leaders Circles. Please ensure that you can commit to a meeting a month for nine months. The meeting time will be determined by each Circle with their facilitator before meetings begin. Refunds will not be issued after meetings start. If you miss more than two consecutive meetings, you may be asked to step away from the Circle.

Contact administration@leadershipcouncil.us with questions.

Check out this article from Harvard Business Review on the value of a peer to peer coaching program.

The Leaders Circle program is made possible through the generous sponsorship of