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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.


Introductory Week

Delivery #1
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • January 27, 2020 (no webinar)
Delivery #2
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m. e.t.
  • May 4, 2020 (no webinar)
Delivery #3
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • August 31, 2020 (no webinar)

Week 1: Elements of Leadership

Delivery #1
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • February 6, 2020
Delivery #2
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m. e.t.
  • May 14, 2020
Delivery #3
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • September 10, 2020

Learning Objectives for Week 1

  • 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.

Week 2: Emotional Intelligence

Delivery #1
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • February 13, 2020
Delivery #2
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m. e.t.
  • May 21, 2020
Delivery #3
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • September 17, 2020

Learning Objectives for Week 2

  • Describe the elements of EQ.
  • Examine the core skills of EQ.
  • Identify strategies to improve your core skills.

Week 3: Communication, Behavior, and Styles

Delivery #1
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • February 20, 2020
Delivery #2
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m. e.t.
  • May 28, 2020
Delivery #3
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • September 24, 2020

Learning Objectives for Week 3

  • 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.

Week 4: Fostering Team Building, Staff Development, and Succession Planning

Delivery #1
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • February 27, 2020
Delivery #2
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m. e.t.
  • June 4, 2020
Delivery #3
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • October 1, 2020

Learning Objectives for Week 4

  • 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.

Week 5: Leading with Cultural Humility

Delivery #1
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • March 5, 2020
Delivery #2
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m. e.t.
  • June 11, 2020
Delivery #3
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • October 8, 2020

Learning Objectives for Week 5

  • 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.

Week 6: Feedback and Conflict Resolution

Delivery #1
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • March 12, 2020
Delivery #2
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m. e.t.
  • June 18, 2020
Delivery #3
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • October 15, 2020

Learning Objectives for Week 6

  • 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.

Week 7: Organizational Values, Vision, and Mission

Delivery #1
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • March 19, 2020
Delivery #2
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m. e.t.
  • June 25, 2020
Delivery #3
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • October 22, 2020

Learning Objectives for Week 7

  • 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.

Week 8: Managing Organizational Change

Delivery #1
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • March 26, 2020
Delivery #2
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m. e.t.
  • July 2, 2020
Delivery #3
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • October 29, 2020

Learning Objectives for Week 8

  • Explain change and transition.
  • Guide and support the change process in your organization.

Week 9: Best Practices in Innovative Leadership

Delivery #1
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • April 2, 2020
Delivery #2
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m. e.t.
  • July 9, 2020
Delivery #3
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • November 5, 2020

Learning Objectives for Week 9

  • 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.

Week 10: Building Organizational Resiliency and Accountability

Delivery #1
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • April 9, 2020
Delivery #2
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m. e.t.
  • July 16, 2020
Delivery #3
  • 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.
  • November 12, 2020

Learning Objectives for Week 10

  • 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.