Custom Courses in Nonprofit Leadership, Partnerships, Planning and Culture

Course Title: Advanced Strategic Planning

Course Description: There is an abundance of publishing around the strategic planning process.  Recent thinking questions whether long-term plans are still essential, or rather should Nonprofits take an “Agile” approach to operations and goal attainment.  This course will explore how “long” long term planning should be in a world of constant change, and help your organization understand some of the keys to strategic planning, measuring outcomes and have time for interaction around questions most publications don’t answer.

  • Course Hours: Half-Day (4 Hours)
  • Delivery Method: Online Live or In-Person Live
  • Includes: Expert content delivery, course customization, related materials provided in electronic format, live interaction with your audience.
  • Amount: $3,725 USD*
  • This course is also available in Extended In Depth and Express formats

*transportation and accommodations not included

 

Course Title: Nonprofit Partnerships

Course Description: Government aid agencies, Foundations and Donors all advocate for Nonprofits that can form valuable partnerships among themselves and across sectors.  The complexity of the challenges that nonprofits are called to address requires that we not tackle these challenges alone.  The past decade has seen an emergence in cross-sector partnerships get designed and launched, but not always achieve their missions and goals together.  This course will cover the thinking and actions needed to design and execute Nonprofit partnerships and how to manage them over time and ultimately how to measure partnership success.  Together we will help you identify your organization’s unique value proposition in order to identify strong complimentary partners, how to design a partnership for value creation for all participants and how to manage and measure towards successful outcomes.

  • Course Hours: Half-Day (4 Hours)
  • Delivery Method: Online Live or In-Person Live
  • Includes: Expert content delivery, course customization, related materials provided in electronic format, live interaction with your audience.
  • Amount: $3,725 USD*
  • This course is also available in Extended In Depth and Express formats

*transportation and accommodations not included

 

Course Title: Leadership 101

Course Description: Leadership in the nonprofit sector is critical to mission achievement, employee engagement and satisfaction, board and donor engagement.  Senior leaders experience many expectations by the varied stakeholders.  This course will explore the external challenges facing the nonprofit sector in the coming decade and what type of leadership qualities and behaviors are most valued by a multitude of nonprofit stakeholders.  You’ll have the opportunity to reflect on what you believe about leadership and explore ways to determine if you are living out your leadership beliefs in what your people experience.  Whether you are a new leader or seasoned by years of experience its never too late to stop and take stock of your leadership journey and position yourself for success in your organization.

  • Course Hours: Half-Day (4 Hours)
  • Delivery Method: Online Live or In-Person Live
  • Includes: Expert content delivery, course customization, related materials provided in electronic format, live interaction with your audience.
  • Amount: $3,725 USD*
  • This course is also available in Extended In Depth and Express formats

*transportation and accommodations not included

 

Course Title: Organizational Culture

Course Description: The noble mission of Nonprofit organizations often attracts people from other sectors who seek to find meaning in their vocation that may not be found in other sectors.  For better or worse, employees do come into Nonprofit work with an expectation that organizational leadership and organizational culture will be different, better.  They are often met with disappointment when they find these organizations function similarly to every other type of organization and sometimes worse.

This workshop will explore some of these good and bad expectations of organizational life in the Nonprofit and how to create organizational cultures that not only attract but retain healthy, flourishing, and engaged employees and increase the likelihood of mission achievement.

  • Course Hours: Half-Day (4 Hours)
  • Delivery Method: Online Live or In-Person Live
  • Includes: Expert content delivery, course customization, related materials provided in electronic format, live interaction with your audience.
  • Amount: $3,725 USD*
  • This course is also available in Extended In Depth and Express formats

*transportation and accommodations not included

 

Course Title: Measuring the Impact of Your Leadership Development Efforts

Course Description: Leadership development is a billion dollar industry (or more).  “Leadership”, “Learning”, “Capacity Building”, all of these efforts are designed to help develop the people in your organization for higher level of performance and hopefully help impact mission achievement for your nonprofit.  Measuring the intervention of leadership development can be a challenge but not insurmountable. It takes a multiprong approach over a period of time.  This workshop will explore what elements must be part of the design of your leadership development efforts and what should be measured along the way to determine if you’re getting a return on your investment.

  • Course Hours: Half-Day (4 Hours)
  • Delivery Method: Online Live or In-Person Live
  • Includes: Expert content delivery, course customization, related materials provided in electronic format, live interaction with your audience.
  • Amount: $3,725 USD*
  • This course is also available in Extended In Depth and Express formats

*transportation and accommodations not included

 

Course Title: Organizational Change

Course Description: The challenges facing the international nonprofit sector are many.  This context requires that we develop good organizational muscles around both planned change as well as adaptive change to those unforeseen circumstances.  Is your organization ready?  What kind of leadership is needed to lead organizational change?  What kind of followership needs to be developed to meet change with positivity and success?  This course will help you identify the phases of change, what kind of leadership is needed in each phase and how to cultivate a followership in employees to actually facilitate the change process better as a normal mode of operating.

  • Course Hours: Half-Day (4 Hours)
  • Delivery Method: Online Live or In-Person Live
  • Includes: Expert content delivery, course customization, related materials provided in electronic format, live interaction with your audience.
  • Amount: $3,725 USD*
  • This course is also available in Extended In Depth and Express formats

*transportation and accommodations not included

 

Beth Birmingham

Beth Birmingham is a seasoned veteran in the Nonprofit and International NGO sector.  Her most recent roles include a Fellow and visiting lecturer at the Wheaton College Humanitarian Disaster Institute as well as a Senior Director for Compassion International, a billion-dollar child development agency operating in 24 countries.

Prior to joining Wheaton and Compassion, Dr. Birmingham served as an Associate Professor (tenured) of Leadership and Change at Eastern University and Chair of the School of Leadership and Development, sharing her teaching load between graduate and doctoral leadership programs.  For many years at Eastern she managed international NGO partnerships with organizations such as World Vision International, Habitat for Humanity International, International Justice Mission, Urban Promise, and World Relief.  These partnership programs were offered on four continents with leaders from over 83 countries.  In addition to teaching and program evaluation work in over 24 countries, for brief periods of her career she’s lived in Ghana, India, Uganda and Rwanda and an extended time (2+ years) in Cape Town, South Africa.

Her research and publishing is in the field of Nonprofit / NGO leadership, Nonprofit Partnerships, organizational development and change, and NGO development strategies.  Dr. Birmingham holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, an MBA in International Economic Development from Eastern University, and a B.Sc. in Marketing from West Chester University.

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