What is ELPNO?
ELPNO is an immersive, week-long program designed to equip nonprofit leaders to improve the effectiveness of their organizations.
As a participant, you will:
- participate in daily workshops led by thought leaders and practitioners;
- engage in problem-solving scenarios;
- explore the patterns and trends within the nonprofit sector;
- build your personal leadership skills and abilities; and
- deepen your professional network by joining the impressive cadre of ELPNO alumni.
Who is it for?
ELPNO is designed to have the greatest impact on nonprofit professionals who are able to influence intermediate and long-term decision-making around mission, strategy, substantial programming, and policy.
Where does ELPNO take place?
Daily workshops are held at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development on the beautiful campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.
What is the cost?
Tuition for the week-long program is $3000 and must be paid in full prior to the start of the program.
The cost includes lodging for five nights, meals (Thursday dinner is “on your own”), and materials. We encourage participants to contact their local Community Foundation to inquire about the availability of scholarships.
How are applications reviewed?
There are a limited number of spaces available. Applications for the program are reviewed by faculty. Admission to the program is based on the applicant’s role in the organization, professional achievement, and the extent to which he/she can show the impact participation in ELPNO will have on organizational and professional aspirations.
January 12-17, 2020
Nonprofit leaders occupy unique positions in a unique field. Laden with constantly changing—and challenging—demands, executive directors and CEOs require a distinct set of skills and strong networks of support.
The Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO) connects nonprofit executives with powerful skill building opportunities led by nationally recognized faculty.
Participants are transformed through the immersive environment that creates a community of learning with a deep focus on personal leadership development. Upon graduation, the ELPNO Class of 2020 will join the powerful network of more than 250 graduates from over 200 organizations.
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“I have a clearer vision of the nonprofit leader that I strive to become and the confidence to get there.”
“Life changing – transformational! I had no idea the personal growth I’d experience.”
“I’ve heard countless presentations on board topics and this was by far the best, with tangible takeaways and practical information that I can actually apply.”
“I gained immense knowledge, a renewed sense of purpose and a lifelong commitment to nonprofit.”
“This provided a good perspective as I transition from the private sector.”