Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian and Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors


The Nonprofit Leadership Program (NLP) for Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Women Executive Directors is a four part, six-month program designed to give API women Executive Directors the knowledge, skills, and support they need to effectively lead, manage, and move their organizations forward.

 

Nonprofit Leadership Program for Asian and Pacific Islander Women Executive Directors Program is sponsored by:

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 Southwest is the official airline of NLP.

 

 
And the 2013 Bid for Empowerment Donors

 

Participants will formulate strategies to grow and strengthen their organization by learning directly from peers, seasoned Executive Directors, nonprofit consultants, and funders.

Through a six-month coaching process, participants will be able to implement lessons learned and sharpen their skills through one-on-one coaching.

There will also be a nonprofit board governance component featuring joint training for board leadership and the participants.  This will include three webinars and three joint coaching sessions.

 

Program Objectives
The NLP will address and foster the following:

  • Understand the specific roles and responsibilities of an Executive Director in relation to his/her board members,, staff, funders, and constituents.
  • Insight on how to increase ones effectiveness as an executive director in areas such as board relations, fiscal management, program development, strategic planning, etc.
  • Application & implementation of key learnings developed throughout the sessions.
  • Networking among peers, funders and mentors

 

Topics

  • 21st Century Leader
  • Action Planning
  • Change Management
  • Effective Operations
  • Fiscal Frankness
  • Lessons from Experienced Executive Directors
  • Managing Staff
  • Networking and Mentoring Lifestyle
  • One-on-One Executive Coaching
  • Powerful and Persuasive Presentations
  • Strategic Thinking and Planning
  • Successful Fundraising Strategies
  • Understanding Your Cultural Values
  • Work Life Integration
  • Working with the Board Chair and Board of Directors
  • Working with Public, Private, Educational & Community Sectors

Grounded in LEAP’s Leadership Framework, this program examines leadership development from an Asian and Pacific Islander cultural lens. Participants will combine personal and professional growth in the context of their work, explore and advance meaningful leadership practices, and sharpen strategic management skills.

 

Program Components, Dates and Location
Through the program, Executive Directors will formulate strategies to grow and strengthen their organization by learning directly from peers, experienced Executive Directors, nonprofit consultants, and funders. Through a six-month coaching process, participants will be able to implement their lessons learned and sharpen their skills.

The NLP consists of four parts:
Part 1 – 5-day classroom session, which includes skill-building, experiential learning, facilitated panels, case studies, a leadership simulation, interactive problem-solving, and action planning.
Dates: March 31 – April 4, 2014*
Location: Pomona, CA

Part 2 – One-on-one executive coaching over 6 months.

Part 3 – Board governance webinar sessions and coaching. Board leadership will be included in this joint training /coaching. Below are the dates for the three (3) webinar sessions.* The coaching will be scheduled by the coach and participants

Session 1: April 5 or 8, 2014
Session 2: June 11 or 14, 2014
Session 3: August 13 or 16, 2014

Part 4 – 3 day reconvening for more intensive skill-building, facilitated panels, small group work and action planning

Dates: August 25 – August 27, 2014 *
Location: Pomona, CA
*Dates are subject to change

 

Participants must commit to attending all 4 parts in order to be accepted into the program.
Testimonials of previous participants of the Executive Directors Leadership Program.
Although the NLP is a brand new program, LEAP has been providing leadership training for Executive Directors of nonprofit organizations since 2007. Below are some video testimonials of previous LEAP program alumni.

 

 

LEAP Faculty, Speakers and Panelists
Facilitators
Linda Akutagawa, President & CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP)

Janice Won, Founder, The WON Principles

 

Community Partner
Center for Asian Pacific American Women (link to: http://www.apawomen.org/)
PREVIOUS LEAP PROGRAM FACULTY AND SPEAKERS

  • Alan Kumamoto, Partner, Kumamoto Associates
  • Amanda Susskind, Regional Director, Anti-Defamation League
  • Audrey Yamagata-Noji, Vice President of Student Affairs, Mount San Antonio College
  • Bill Imada, Chairman and CEO, IW Group, Inc.
  • Chanchanit Martorell, Executive Director, Thai Community Development Center
  • Debbie Ching, Management Consultant and former Executive Director, Chinatown Service Center
  • Grace Toy, Vice President of Finance and Administration, LEAP
  • Grace Yoo, Executive Director, Korean American Coalition
  • Joel Jacinto, Executive Director, Search to Involve Pilipino Americans
  • John Kobara, Senior Vice President, California Community Foundation
  • Jury Candelario, Executive Director, APAIT Health Center
  • Karen Watai, Consultant, Karen Watai Associates LLC
  • Manju Kulkarni, Executive Director, South Asian Network
  • Paul N. Shishima, Partner, Sasaki Shishima & Co.
  • Thang Nguyen, Executive Director, Boat People S.O.S.

 

Who Should Attend?
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Women Executive Directors of local, statewide, regional, or national nonprofit organizations who have less than 7-8 years experience as an Executive Director. Participants do not have to lead an Asian American or Pacific Islander organization.

 

Tuition- Sliding scale based on organization size and budget. 
Fee A – under 499K =  $750
Fee B – 500k – 999K =  $850
Fee C – $1mil – $3mil =  $1000
Fee D – over $3mil =  $1500

Will include instruction workbook, all meals, roundtrip airfare from home city to Los Angeles and shared lodging for Parts 1 & 4.  (Private accommodations can be arranged for an additional cost.)

 

How to apply
Interested applicants must register online and have the following items in order to complete and finalize registration:

1. A personal statement
2. Brief description of what you would like to gain from the program
3. letter of endorsement from your Board Chair.

Applications will be accepted until the class is filled.

 

For additional information, please contact:
Grace Toy, Sr. VP of Administration & CFO
(213) 485-1422 x4117
gtoy@leap.org