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September 14, 2010

Executive Training Program

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The Council has contracted with the University of Connecticut Non Profit Leadership Program to plan and conduct a seven month, seven full day training program that focuses on twelve core knowledge and skill areas required of senior executives of non-profit Family Service Agencies. The goal is to prepare high-level executive staff of Council member agencies for future senior leadership and/or executive director roles.

This learning experience seeks to be a place, both personal and peer-to-peer reflective that provides the executive with essential technical skills such as nonprofit accounting, strategic planning and governance practices, etc. but more importantly helps challenge the growth of the individual’s understanding of organizational leadership and his/her growth as a leader.

This learning experience will have three major facets:

1. Over seven months, the seven full day learning programs of nonprofit organizational management will be led by Dr. David Garvey with guest lecturers from specific fields.

The classes will be augmented by web-based assignments and peer-to-peer reflective discussion.

2. Based on the participants CEO’s assessment, a seven month project that strategically supports the agency’s goals in an area of organizational operations that the participating executive would benefit from expanding his or her technical knowledge and exposure.

3. Dr. Garvey will design and facilitate the usage of a Learning Goals and Action Toolkit with the participating agency CEO and the participating executive. The toolkit will tie together individual learning needs, based on assessments of the CEO and the participating executive with the program’s curriculum.

The learning philosophy of the program is based on the internal management fundamentals of Good to Great, by Jim Collins and his later work Good to Great and the Social Sectors . External organizational practices of Crutchfield and McLeod Grant’s Forces for Good , along with other key works and current writings will wrap around discussions and debates of key practices of our time within the nonprofit sector. These best (promising) practices will be brought to bear in technical skill education of financial management, performance management, fund development and other key functional skills.

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