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Next Level Leadership Academy, Spring 2019

The Next Level Leadership Academy is a three-month program designed for mid-career nonprofit professionals who are ready to better understand their role and grow their ability to lead social change. The Next Level Leadership Academy delivers 21 hours of content over 3 full class days (9am to 4pm on February 5th, March 5th, and April 2nd), and includes an individual leadership assessment, one-on-one coaching and take-home resources. 
The curriculum draws on Mission Capital’s extensive expertise and research in the nonprofit space in Central Texas and the rapidly evolving social sector. You’ll learn directly from Mission Capital leaders, who have vast knowledge and understanding of nonprofit effectiveness and leadership. Your experience in the Academy will be enriched by the collective wisdom of your classmates, and you’ll be challenged to think about yourself as an individual leader, an organizational leader and a system leader who is equipped and empowered to create real and lasting social change.

Based on the belief that “learning and leadership are indispensable to each other,” this comprehensive course focuses on your journey and growth as a valued leader in the social sector. 
Interested participants must register by January 15, 2019. Class size is limited to allow you to address and learn from your classmates through problem-solving exercises, role-play, presentation, individualized coaching and group discussion. You'll walk away with practical materials, real-world advice, a cohort of peers and countless strategies to help you and your organization succeed. 
The Next Level Leadership Academy was designed for mid-career nonprofit professionals, or those looking to break into the nonprofit sector, who have some management experience and would like to step into a higher level of leadership.
If you don’t have management experience or are already a top leader of your organization (Executive Director or CEO), visit our Events page for information about our other Leadership Academies that may better meet your needs.  
Attendees should have: 
  • Responsibility for managing people, projects, funders, budgets, stakeholders or teams
  • A demonstrated commitment to personal and professional development
  • A desire to strengthen yourself as a leader and advance the mission of your organization
  • Support from your manager to be out of the office for the three full-day sessions during the program
  • Three full days of interactive learning, peer discussion and real-time coaching from area thought leaders and subject matter experts
  • The Next Level Leadership Academy Sourcebook of useful information, resources, tools and worksheets that will help you to lead at a higher level
  • A TriMetrix EQ Assessment ($240 value) that will help you to better understand your leadership style, driving forces, strengths and areas for growth. The Emotional Quotient portion of this assessment measures emotional intelligence, which is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power of emotions to facilitate higher levels of collaboration and productivity.
  • Five individual coaching sessions with a certified professional coach focused on your specific professional development goals. (Coaching is optional, and coaches will be matched with participants based on interests and needs.)
  • The opportunity to connect with and learn alongside other leaders in the nonprofit sector
  • Healthy lunches during each class day, as well as snacks and drinks to keep you energized
The Next Level Leadership Academy takes place over the course of three months (February-April 2018) and is organized on three primary learning objectives: individual leadership, organizational leadership and system-wide/community leadership.
  • Month 1: Participants identify and learn to take advantage of their unique leadership style.
  • Month 2: Participants gain skills and confidence needed to lead within their organization.
  • Month 3: Participants understand community needs and their role in leading social change.
Over the course of these three months, you’ll participate in an individual leadership assessment, three full days of in-class learning and up to five individual coaching sessions. Participants should expect 2-4 hours of preparation outside of class each month. Your final assignment will be to complete an individual leadership development plan.
$595 for leaders from member organizations / $745 for leaders from non-member organizations 
Please note, there is a limit of two leaders per organization for this Academy.
Please contact Mary Marcum at rmarym@missioncapital.org or 512-477-5955 ext. 253.

Mission Capital has a strong commitment to making our services accessible to individuals with special needs and disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Mary Marcum at (512) 477-5955 x253 or marym@missioncapital.org. Two weeks advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access.

Mission Capital’s Learning & Leadership Offerings Refund Policy
All cancellation and refund requests must be received IN WRITING at least 2 weeks in advance of the Learning & Leadership offering. Registrants may request a refund of fees paid, minus a $50 administrative fee, by emailing 
marym@missioncapital.org. NO REFUNDS will be processed within two weeks of the event date. Rather than requesting a refund, you may transfer your registration to another staff member, board member, or volunteer by contacting marym@missioncapital.org - all transfer requests must be received at least one week prior to the event date.

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Date: February 5, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: Mission Capital Offices

Presenter: Robin Llewellyn

Member Fee: $595

Non-Member Fee: $745

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