Applications to our 2020 Executive Leadership Institute for VPs cohort are now open! The Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity focusing exclusively on community leadership for community foundation vice presidents.
We are taking ELI for VPs virtual this year! Through our interactions with community foundations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the critical role they are playing in communities across the country. While we are not able to gather in person, the ability to learn from our peers is so important as we all work to navigate a crisis for which there is no playbook.
The Executive Leadership Institute creates a unique space for community foundation vice presidents to focus exclusively on their community leadership role, thinking beyond the immediate relief needs of COVID-19 to explore the opportunities and challenges that come with recovery and rebuilding. CFLeads will be deploying new tools and technologies to adapt our ELI programming to a virtual setting, all while retaining the peer connection and learning that makes ELI so special.
Participants can look forward to a flexible learning environment where they can foster a tight-knit peer network and support each other as they build their community leadership muscle in a time of great uncertainty and upheaval in communities all across the country.
This year-long program includes three small group virtual meetings that will take place over two days each, with facilitated peer advising, and an additional two 1-1.5 hour discussions interspersed between the core gatherings. Half the price of a traditional ELI, the fee to participate is $3,250, with a 5% discount for 2019 or 2020 investors in CFLeads.
Participants must be available to participant in all three virtual meetings, for approximately 3-4 hours per day:
- Meeting 1: August 25 – 26, 2020
- Meeting 2: December 1 – 2, 2020
- Meeting 3: March 9 – 10, 2021
Participants will need a strong internet connection and the ability to use video and audio to participate fully in these meetings.
Interested in applying? Applications are due Monday, July 6 and should be submitted to Alaina Ennamorati, Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.