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Executive Directors

"The lessons, skills and relationships from Executive Director Institute have been priceless assets to me as I lead an organization that is rapidly scaling up in size and complexity."

Eric Rogers
Executive Director, BikeWalkKC

Executive Directors & CEOs

It’s often lonely at the top. All signature programs for executives are exclusive to CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors, or Founders of organizations. This creates a unique opportunity for executives to connect with and collaborate with one another. Check out our signature programs below.

Upcoming Programs for Nonprofit Executives

Browse our full Programs Calendar for all upcoming Nonprofit Connect programs.

Signature Programs for Executives

Executive Director Institute

This 6-month learning opportunity is exclusively for paid, full-time executive directors. This training weaves together theory, experience, and context to help leaders evolve, keep up with best practices, and learn new ways to deal creatively with the full range of organizational issues.

The deadline to apply for the 2023 cohort of EDI has now passed. To put your name on the waiting list for 2024 please fill out this short form.

Executive Director Boot Camp

As often stated, it's lonely at the top, with no one in their organizations to talk to about sensitive issues and challenging situations. The Executive Director Boot Camp is a 4-session introductory learning opportunity for new/newer executive directors. The sessions will provide the tools needed to succeed in the core areas of: operational structure, board management, fund development, and leadership.

The group will also discuss best practices of running an efficient organization, share successes and challenges.

Nonprofit Executive Gathering

This program brings together the executive leaders of Kansas City's nonprofits for discussion, idea sharing and networking. Nurture partnerships and build supportive relationships with your executive peers over a casual breakfast. This is offered 3 times per year.

Harmony: The Executive Director & The Board

This program about the all-important ED/Board relationship delves into the roles and responsibilities of board leadership, key elements of a successful board-executive relationship and the execution of that partnership. This is offered through custom training.

Not yet an executive? Check out our other leadership trainings.

Thank you to our 2023 Executive Leadership Program Sponsors