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Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute 2020: On Hiatus

For 13 years, the Evans School has hosted and graduated more than 300 nonprofit leaders from NELI. When we launched NELI in 2006, we never could have imagined the possibilities that technology would introduce! We want to explore ways that could make NELI more relevant and accessible, while staying true to what makes it special – community, connections, and content.

With this in mind, we are taking a one-year hiatus from offering NELI. During this time, we will take a comprehensive look at our full suite of professional development offerings.

Propel Leadership Institute: August 2020

In 2019, we introduced Propel Leadership Institute, a new leadership program for rising nonprofit leaders. Propel is similar to NELI in that it offers a week-long, residential program; however, this program is focused on meeting the specific needs of nonprofit professionals who are new to leadership positions. It gives them the skills, knowledge, and community support they need to be successful in these demanding roles. Centered on equity and inclusion, Propel encourages and equips participants to think about their leadership through the lens of power and privilege.

If you know anyone who would benefit from this program, please email us or direct them to the Propel website.