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The Transnational NGO Leadership Institute 2019

Tuesday, December 18, 2018   (0 Comments)
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* The Transnational NGO Leadership Institute 2019*

It is a great pleasure to announce that the Transnational NGO Leadership institute is now open for applications for its June 2nd - 7th, 2019 program! The Leadership Institute will again take place in Syracuse, New York, USA.

The Transnational NGO Leadership Institute welcomes global NGO professionals to a five-day, intensive and interdisciplinary program to gain skills to make their next leadership "leap". The Institute is hosted by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, America's highest rated graduate school of public affairs (US News and World Report, 2018). Maxwell has been hosting executive leadership programming for public and nonprofit/NGO leaders since 1964.

What are the leadership “leaps”?

The program will address the following issues critical to transnational NGO leaders at the second tier of responsibility who wish to make the 'leap' to top leadership:

Leading in a Complex Context: the impact of your personal/individual leadership styles; strategic leadership behavior choices; leadership vs. management; the broader landscape of actors and issues

Leading and Managing Organizational Change: leading and managing macro as well as micro level organizational change; organizational design; board leadership; diversity and inclusion strategies

Collaboration and Crisis: communication, collaborative arrangements and leadership; leadership in crisis; leadership and stress

Politics andPower Relationships: leadership from a political frame; compromise versus collaboration

Strategic Decision-Making and Performance Management:resource planning, allocation and management

Program Takeaways

  • Understand the effect of your individual leadership style and receive customized insight
  • Expand and apply specific leadership competencies
  • Learn 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 simulations
  • Engage with your peers, examine shared leadership challenges and expand your global network through participating in a diverse, cross-regional and cross-sectoral cohort
  • Reap actionable benefits to address your leadership and organizational challenges

Prominent Alumni

  • Adriano Campolina: CEO of ActionAid International
  • Lindsay Coates:FormerPresident of InterAction
  • Jason Cone: Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders
  • Joel Charny: Director of Norwegian Refugee Council USA

Information on program details, contributors, eligibility criteria, application details, logistics, etc. can be found on the Leadership Institute website.



Mirjakhon Turdiev
Program Manager
Leadership Institute, 2019
Transnational NGO Initiative



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