Emerging Leaders starts on Monday, October 28

By Emily Reineke, Board Chair

I’ve found that many people in Washington, DC are here early in their career, and they are looking to build a strong base of leadership skills to propel them into the next phase of their professional career. Does this sound like you?

If so, you aren’t alone.  Almost all of the District’s population growth between 2000 and 2010 was due to young adults age 20 to 34, who, according to a recent Washington Post article, are drawn by “DC’s good and evil twins: ambition and idealism.” For driven, young nonprofit professionals, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd. That’s why YNPNdc has designed a course just for emerging leaders in nonprofits who want to build a strong base of skills for the next phase of their professional career.

The Emerging Leaders series is a four-part interactive workshop designed to teach you practical leadership skills to get ahead.  You’ll learn:

  • The fundamental elements to building your leadership style
  • Practical tips on how to manage complex problems
  • How to capitalize on communication efforts both internally and externally
  • Budgeting strategies that advance mission and compliment programmatic efforts

Moreover, you’ll learn effective leadership practices that will help you ask for a raise at your next performance review and make you more qualified for that new job you are considering.  Any good leader knows that in addition to practical skills, a strong team is crucial to success in any position; this series will provide you with a cohort of like-minded colleagues from different nonprofits across the city and from all corners of the nonprofit sector.

Capitalize on this short but intensive leadership opportunity and register today!


Monday, October 28, 6-8pm – Understanding Self: Building a Foundation for Your Leadership

Wednesday, October 30, 6-8pm – Project Management

Monday, November 4, 6-8pm – Communications and Marketing:  Promoting Your Programs and Mission

Wednesday, November 6, 6-8pm – Finance:  Building and Managing Your Budgets to Mission

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