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NVAA Leadership Institute Schedule, Goals, and Objectives

The goals for the Leadership Institute are to—
  • Introduce the basics of effective leadership within the organization.
  • Provide the tools you will need to develop your leadership skills.
  • Guide you in creating your own leadership mission.

There is no webinar during the Introductory Week, but you will engage with other participants, watch a video, and complete and submit a worksheet.

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Session Delivery #1
2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

 
Delivery #2
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

 
Delivery #3
2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

Application opens on August 10, 2020.
January 27, 2020 (no webinar) May 4, 2020 (no webinar) August 31, 2020 (no webinar)
February 6, 2020 May 14, 2020 September 10, 2020
  • Identify your basic leadership values.
  • Examine characteristics that provide the foundation of leadership.
  • Describe the shared leadership model.
  • Explain the differences between managing and leading.
  • Discuss action strategies that promote ethical behaviors within victim services.
  • Self-assess your individual leadership strengths and development areas.
  • Begin to develop a personal leadership strategy.
February 13, 2020 May 21, 2020 September 17, 2020
  • Describe the elements of EQ.
  • Examine the core skills of EQ.
  • Identify strategies to improve your core skills.
February 20, 2020 May 28, 2020 September 24, 2020
  • Identify your DiSC style and the priorities that drive you.
  • Differentiate the characteristics of each DiSC styles.
  • Describe your reactions to different DiSC styles.
  • Examine common perceptions associated with communication and behavior styles.
  • Identify strategies to build more effective relationships at work.
February 27, 2020 June 4, 2020 October 1, 2020
  • Identify and share methods to develop effective work teams.
  • Identify four approaches to staff development.
  • Explore leadership skills to promote collaboration and teamwork.
  • Discuss strategies for succession planning.
March 5, 2020 June 11, 2020 October 8, 2020
  • Examine the role of culture in your life.
  • Explain the importance of cultural humility.
  • Discuss the dynamics of unearned power and privilege.
  • Apply strategies to practice cultural humility as a leader.
March 12, 2020 June 18, 2020 October 15, 2020
  • Define feedback and explain why it is important.
  • Review the guidelines for effective feedback.
  • Describe how to apply the guidelines for effective feedback to achieve a win/win result.
  • Describe different methods for conflict resolution.
March 19, 2020 June 25, 2020 October 22, 2020
  • Explain the purpose of guiding statements for an organization.
  • Define your organization's values, mission, and vision.
  • Identify how your personal leadership values relate to your organization's values.
March 26, 2020 July 2, 2020 October 29, 2020
  • Explain change and transition.
  • Guide and support the change process in your organization.
April 2, 2020 July 9, 2020 November 5, 2020
  • Describe who in your organization can contribute to innovative thinking.
  • Identify ways to support innovative thinking in your organization.
  • Explain why innovative thinking is beneficial to nonprofit growth and development.
  • Empower your organization to think innovatively.
April 9, 2020 July 16, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • Define resiliency.
  • Identify the five core elements of resiliency.
  • Describe strategies to increase organizational and staff accountability.
  • Describe your plan for developing your leadership skills.