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Developing the Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders
in Santa Barbara County

At Leading From Within, we have a passion for investing in nonprofit and other social sector leaders. The goal of the Emerging Leaders program is to empower, elevate, and connect the next generation of nonprofit leaders in Santa Barbara County.

Emerging Leaders is a 10-month (one full day each month) program that assembles a select cohort of emerging social sector leaders from Santa Barbara County and guides them through a rigorous, relevant and applied curriculum. Thanks to the support of the Santa Barbara Foundation, we will be launching our 2017 Emerging Leaders program (ELP) next January.

Imagine a Place to Grow

Unique to Emerging Leaders,  this program combines a professionally relevant curriculum with support in making deep connections with peers, mentors, and community leaders. Emerging Leaders is designed to help participants increase their leadership impact in their organization and the sector at large. In Emerging Leaders, you will discover, grow, and be energized. You will move forward with new resources & approaches for your own leadership journey.

Consider a Meaningful Experience

Emerging Leaders has been intentionally designed to provide a powerful professional development opportunity for emerging nonprofit leaders, including:

  • Cutting edge tools and research on management and leadership, presented by experienced facilitators
  • Approaches & skills to foster impact, effectiveness, collaboration and sustained commitment
  • Knowledge and insights about the distinctive characteristics and dynamics of nonprofit organizations
  • Connections with community leaders and resources
  • One-on-one executive coaching and peer coaching which support you in customizing what you learn to meet your individual development objectives
  • A new circle of colleagues with a common purpose — to support each other’s leadership beyond the program

To Learn More

  • Read all the information about the program on this website
  • Speak to some of the 17 current participants and 50 alumni of our Emerging Leaders program
  • Attend one of the two information sessions in October 2017.  More info to come.

Applying

We’re here to help.  If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact our Operations Manager Sarah Harris at sarah@leading-from-within.org or 805-770-3232.

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