The Emerging Leaders Program fosters talent among the next generation of nonprofit leaders.
NPW's Emerging Leaders Program is an 11-month professional development program that supports “emerging leaders” to grow their nonprofit knowledge, leadership skills, and expand their reach through networking.
“The program created an opportunity for me to cultivate new relationships with others in the nonprofit sector while strengthening my leadership skills. The growth from the experiences and discussions exceeded my expectations.”
— Juanita Pope, Director of Community Events and Office Manager, Child Care Council of Westchester
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Emerging Leaders are hosted by a different nonprofit once a month from 3-5:30p.m. Participants learn about the issues addressed by that organization, participate in an interactive training, and network.
Program Fee: Organizations of accepted applicants must pay $500 for each applicant. No more than 2 candidates per organization will be accepted (please do not submit more than 2 applications per organization). The program is only open to NPW-member organizations.
This is an opportunity to support the advancement of someone in your organization who has potential for future leadership roles.
Applications for the Emerging Leaders Class of 2024 are now OPEN. Applications are due by December 1, 2023.
Application Preview: The following short essay prompts are in the application. Please be prepared to answer them when you begin the form. Note: you will also be required to upload your current resume and letter of recommendation from your Executive Director.
2024 Program Dates: Feb. 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11*, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 4 (Final session and Graduation 4 PM Start) The complete schedule with host locations and times will be available by mid January 2024. *Second Thursday due to holiday.
Questions? Email Suzanne Gardos, Director of Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I always left enlightened, amazed and proud of the work that Westchester’s nonprofit sector accomplishes. The connections and friends I have made have enriched my life personally and professionally.”
— Mia Pergolizzi, Attorney, Hope’s Door