CNS’s Leadership, Education, and Development program
for future and current nonprofit leaders
CNS’s Newest Program LEAD (Leadership, Education, and Development)
LEAD engages two parallel learning cohorts in each community—one made up of future nonprofit leaders and one made up of current leaders—for an intensive program of training, peer support, and professional development.
The trainings for future leaders will develop emerging talent within the nonprofit sector by offering skill-building, resources, and mentorship to community members 18 to 40 years old. The trainings for current nonprofit leaders are designed to help local organizations better recruit and retain younger members and increase their board management skills.
CNS will connect the cohorts to encourage the placement of future leaders at local nonprofits. At the end of the five-month training series, LEAD participants from both cohorts will come together to plan and host a nonprofit fair in their community. After the fair, future leaders will participate in three months of peer learning facilitated by CNS. Participation in the program is free.
The goals of this program include:
- Creating a network of skilled, resourceful nonprofits leaders and improving organizational effectiveness
- Activating a network of thoughtful and effective changemakers who bring creativity and fresh perspectives to solving our communities’ most pressing issues
- Developing young people’s sustained commitment to their communities
Currently, CNS is offering LEAD 2019-2020 in two locations: Astoria, Klamath Falls, and Pendleton. LEAD is generously sponsored by funders such as The Ford Family Foundation and The Wildhorse Foundation.
We plan to offer LEAD in more locations as additional funding is secured. If you’re a business or foundation interested in sponsoring a LEAD program in your community, please get in touch today!
Apply for the 2019-2020 Program
Participation is free!
Please see our program requirements below.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!