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A year long professional development program for those seeking to build unique leadership skills necessary to serve in senior/executive roles in the nonprofit environment.

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Running September 2020

through August 2021

Debbie Reed, President/CEO of Chaddock, serves as the facilitator, instructor and coach of the Nonprofit Leadership Academy. Reed has more than two decades of nonprofit leadership experience, and has trained on leadership topics for organizations throughout the country. She holds a Master’s degree in Leadership from Bellevue University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University. Many thanks to the Tracy Family Foundation for sponsoring the Academy as part of their capacity building focus.

The Academy is an In-Person Experience on Chaddock's Campus and will observe all social distancing guidelines with measures in place. Should the state adjust its restrictions, we can switch to a virtual experience as needed.

The Non-Profit Leadership Academy features 9 group sessions ranging from two-hours to half-day seminars, with reading, learning opportunities, projects between sessions. Each participant completes an individualized leadership assessment and receives a manual with articles, information for discussion, and recommended reading for more in-depth study.

Leadership Philosophies | Individualized Leadership Styles | Differences in Leadership and Management | Unique Aspects of Nonprofit Leadership | Organizational Culture | Strategy and Systems | Innovation and Change | Pace and Balance 

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TOPICS OF STUDY

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Two Individualized Coaching Sessions | Two Mentor Interactions | Interviews of Two Leaders | Journaling on Learning | Leadership Style Feedback | Targeted Learning Project | Individual Leadership Project 

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LEARNING ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

PAST NLA COHORTS

2020-21 NLA Class
2020-21 NLA Class

2020-21 NLA Class, left to right: Debbie Reed - Chaddock CEO; Kathleen Helsabeck - Quincy Public Library; Kelsey Deters - Quincy Art Center; Alexandra Geisler - YMCA; Sara Deters - The District; Blake Clowers - YMCA; Tara Hamann -Transitions of Western Illinois; Alta King - Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce; Reggie Freels - Quincy Humane Society; Not pictured- Angela Caldwell - Great River Economic Development Foundation

2019-20 NLA Cohort
2019-20 NLA Cohort

Internal NLA Cohorts, comprised of Chaddock Employees

2018-19 NLA Cohort
2018-19 NLA Cohort

Fall 2018 NLA Cohorts - Pictured (L-R): Catherine Bocke Meckes - Community Foundation; Amy Lefringhouse - Gardner Camp; Barb Holthaus - John Wood Community College; Kent Embree - Quincy Public Schools Foundation; Denise Dameron - United Way of the Mark Twain Area; Mike Drew - Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center; Adam Duesterhaus - United Way of Adams County; Pat Heinecke - Community for Christ Assistance Center.

2020-21 NLA Class
2020-21 NLA Class

2020-21 NLA Class, left to right: Debbie Reed - Chaddock CEO; Kathleen Helsabeck - Quincy Public Library; Kelsey Deters - Quincy Art Center; Alexandra Geisler - YMCA; Sara Deters - The District; Blake Clowers - YMCA; Tara Hamann -Transitions of Western Illinois; Alta King - Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce; Reggie Freels - Quincy Humane Society; Not pictured- Angela Caldwell - Great River Economic Development Foundation

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* If filling out a PDF instead of the above webform, download the application to fill out, then e-mail the completed application, your resume, and your letter of recommendation to Debbie Reed at dreed@chaddock.org