Nonprofit Leadership Academy

Applications for the 2015 class will be available in October 2014.

ONEplace announces the third annual ONEplace Nonprofit Leadership Academy offering twenty students the opportunity for an in-depth exploration of leading a nonprofit organization.

During the Academy, a variety of local experts and practitioners guide the students through subject matter critical to nonprofit leadership as well as personal development activities vital to being a leader. As a result, students discover their own leadership qualities and challenges through assessments, group discussion, and various participative exercises, and develop a plan for future steps toward leadership.

Each student works with a mentor for the duration of the Academy. The mentor (usually a current executive director) meets with the student every other week to further discuss topics raised in class and other related issues. These relationships allow students to assimilate material into their own experience and learn the interrelationships of issues from someone in the field.

The Academy includes eight half-day sessions running every other Friday beginning February 7 and concluding May 16, 2014. Each session runs 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and meets at the Oshtemo Branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library. An orientation session will be held in early December.

Students will also be encouraged to attend other ONEplace workshops offered throughout the year to supplement this intensive Academy.

To apply, complete the application and secure the needed recommendations and approvals. Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 15, 2013 .

Questions may be directed to ONEplace staff – oneplace@kpl.gov or 269-553-7910.

 

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ONLA Class of 2013