United Way Seeks Applicants for Nonprofit Executive Director Learning Circle Series

Following the success of its inaugural Executive Director Learning Circle series in early 2017, we’re preparing for a second year of the unique learning experience beginning in December. Designed exclusively for nonprofit executive directors leading organizations with annual budgets less than $1 million, applications for participants are being accepted through November 1, 2017. Space in the educational series is limited to 20 participants.

The Executive Director Learning Circle will consist of 11 sessions in which participants will be provided with practical experiences and discussions in the following areas:

  • Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Board Development and Engagement
  • Staffing and Alignment to Priorities
  • Comprehensive Fund Development
  • Risk Management/Emergency Preparedness

Additionally, through UWRI’s partnership with Roger Williams University’s School of Continuing Studies, participants will be offered their option of a Certificate of Completion, or 6 credits toward a BA or MA in Community Development.

The sessions begin on Friday, December 15 and continue monthly on the third Friday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Each session will be held in the Conference Center at UWRI’s Providence headquarters, located at 50 Valley Street. The series has a participation fee of $200, and those interested in applying are encouraged to do so in advance of November 1.

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The Executive Director Learning Circle is being made possible thanks in part to support from BankNewport.

Michael Fournier will serve as the series’ lead facilitator. Michael is a thirty-nine year YMCA professional who served in senior leadership roles in New Hampshire from 1987-1996, and in various senior roles with the YMCA of Greater Providence from 1996-2014. He currently consults for numerous cities and nonprofits across Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, focusing on the areas of capacity building and executive coaching.