CEO Leadership Experience: Meeting Today’s Leadership Challenges

Learn about the Center's new Leadership Exchange--an evolution of the Center’s CEO Leadership series established in 2004 and motivated by our EXCEL Award competition, now in its eighth year.

The CEO Leadership Experience offers executive directors the opportunity to identify and reflect on their leadership style.  The voyage of self-discovery and building a new peer-to-peer network makes this a rewarding and energizing opportunity.  This intensive four-part series looks at leadership styles as well as leadership with your board, staff and community.  The series offers the opportunity to network with other executive directors and use peer groups to solve the complex problems of your organization.  This along, with optional skill enhancement courses (included with series registration), give executive directors of any experience level an opportunity to learn and engage.

Participants will:

  • Gain insights into the underpinnings of one's leadership style and potential and how they translate into competence as a leader.
  • Discuss with a group of peers the implications of self-discovery for professional and personal effectiveness.
  • Learn how to use self-knowledge to improve the effectiveness of relationships with boards, staff and external constituencies (special attention will focus on financial and fundraising leadership)
  • Reflect in a journal at every session and develop a personal action plan to maximize and fulfill leadership potential.
  • Learn from, and share insights with, speakers during interactive luncheons.
  • Ability to take additional skill enhancement courses for the acclaimed Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Learning and Leadership Institute

Session topics include:

  • SESSION I: LEADERSHIP & ME
  • SESSION II:  I AM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MY BOARD
  • SESSION III: I AM THE LEADER OF MY STAFF TEAM 
  • SESSION IV: LEAD IN ENSURING COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR YOUR MISSION

Location: Center for Nonprofit Advancement, 1666 K Street, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20006

Faculty:

Michela M. Perrone, Ph.D., President, MMP Associates
Associate Professor, Georgetown University Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership

Dr. Perrone is the President of MMP Associates, a consulting firm supporting the successful development of nonprofit organizations, their Boards and Chief Executives. Dr. Perrone is a faculty member of Georgetown University's Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership, a Senior Associate of BoardSource, a consultant and trainer for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington D.C. and for the Maryland Association of Nonprofits. MMP Associates was established in 1993. Dr. Perrone has trained hundreds of professionals in the USA and abroad in management skills and in the education of people with disabilities.

Between 1969 and 1978, Dr. Perrone held positions of leadership for six educational and human service organizations in the United States and Europe. Throughout her career, Dr. Perrone has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the United States, Europe and Latin America.

A native of Italy, she holds Italian and American citizenship. She first came to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship, and completed her undergraduate work at Macalester College in 1969, and her graduate and doctoral work in 1979 at the Union Institute. Dr. Perrone speaks fluent Italian, English, Spanish and French.