Victoria Foundation Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Program is an innovative and transformative approach to leadership training acutely focused on increasing the number of highly effective nonprofit leaders who have the practical knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to lead their organizations and better serve their communities. The program combines time-tested elements and benefits of a structured curriculum, peer mentoring, one-on-one coaching, Emotional Intelligence assessment and training, and Life & Career Planning®, a proprietary tool that focuses on personal and professional growth through exploring one’s own values.
Over a 12 month period, participants go through an intensive, carefully sequenced step building process, which includes individual coaching, and is focused on personal growth, leadership capacity, and managerial skills. The program provides professional and safe environments for leaders to share challenges and work together for actionable solutions. Leaders will be guided by training sessions and peer engagement as well as anchored to actionable personal and organizational goals, and held accountable to these measurable standards. Participants must submit a letter of support from their organizations’ CEO and board of directors with their application. This is a formal letter of support from leaders' organizations' CEO and Board of Directors to participate, which acknowledges they will support and protect participants’ time away from the office for monthly sessions and one-on-one coaching.