Due to challenges in the current funding as well as working environment for many NGOs who normally would consider sending applicants to our Leadership Institute -- and which have depressed application ratios, we have had to make the difficult decision
of postponing the dates for the Leadership Institute. Because we want to be able to guarantee programs with strong cohorts in size and quality, in order to secure an optimal learning experience for participants, we have had to make this decision.
The Leadership Institute will therefore NOT be held on June 2-7, 2019.
Once we have updated our needs- as well as market assessment, we will consider alternative dates as well as delivery modalities, and these will be published on this website as soon as possible. The Leadership Institute team apologizes for any inconvenience
this may cause.
Future leaders focused on obtaining top transnational NGO leadership positions and executives building a succession plan for their organization carefully consider what is necessary to make a successful leadership “leap”. The Transnational NGO Leadership
Institute welcomes global NGO professionals to upstate New York, USA, for a five-day, intensive and interdisciplinary program to gain skills to make this leadership “leap.”
The program will address
the following issues critical to transnational NGO leaders who wish to make the 'leap' to top leadership:1. Leading in a Complex Context: the impact of personal/individual leadership styles; strategic leadership behavior choices; leadership
vs. management; the broader landscape of actors and issues2. Leading and Managing Organizational Change: leading and managing macro as well as micro level organizational change; organizational design; board leadership; diversity and inclusion
strategies3. Collaboration and Crisis: communication, collaborative arrangements and leadership; leadership in crisis; leadership and stress4. Politics and Power Relationships: persuasion, symbolic leadership and advocacy5. Strategic
Decision-Making and Performance Management: resource planning, allocation and management
Understand the effect of your individual leadership style and receive customized insightExpand and apply specific leadership
competenciesLearn from your peers as well as from experienced Maxwell faculty and NGO practitioners who have made the leadership ‘leap’Integrate your learning through experiential and hands-on exercises, individual as well as small group
work, cases and simulationEngage with your peers, examine shared leadership challenges and expand your global network through participating in a diverse, cross-regional and cross-sectoral cohortReap actionable benefits to address your leadership
and organizational challenges
Thank you to all of the participants, practitioner contributors and Maxwell facilitators for making the 2017 Leadership Institute possible!
Organizational membership options-- including training fee discounts and content customized to your NGOs needs -- are now available for the Leadership Institute.
Frontieres (MSF) and the Transnational NGO Initiative, and build a healthier NGO leadership field!
Communications Director for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the United States
Transnational NGO Leadership Institute, 2014 Participant