Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 12

What is the best way to deliver professional development to nonprofit emerging leaders?

Leadership

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Note: This guest post was published on the Packard Foundation OE Blog reflects what was learned from designing and delivering leadership development for emerging nonprofit leaders.   I am republishing it here with an invitation to join us on April 6 for a webinar with leading talent managers from Acumen, Bridgespan, and The Mission Continues and learn how to embed a culture of learning and leadership within your organization and to visit the new Emerging Leaders Playbook for curated resources focused on Leading Self, Leading Others, and Influencing Organizational Change.

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Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Guest Post, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Training Design

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Note from Beth:   Last year I was honored to partner with Kari Dunn Saratovksy from Third Plateau to facilitate an emerging leadership program to a cohort of leaders who were part of the Packard Foundation’s Science and Conservation portfolio of grantees.

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Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Conferences, Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Mindfulness, Resilience, Tips

What is Collaborative Overload?

The potential for being overwhelmed by technology is magnified in the workplace by something called “Collaborative Overload”  Rob Cross and Adam Grant in a recent Harvard Business Review article. Collaborative overload is defined as the burnout that results from our over reliance on e-mails, meetings and other collaborative technology tools that have, ironically, limited our ability to get stuff done.Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Training Design

I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake. Wake’s Tech2Empower program organizes delegations of volunteer Technology Advisors, women who work for Silicon Valley companies like Google, Salesforce, Mozilla, YouTube, GE Digital and IRC, to provide training for women’s rights and girls empowerment NGOs in developing countries and here in the United States.… Read More

Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

Books

I’m a huge fan of Joan Garry’s blog and podcast.    I consider the “Dear Abby” of the nonprofit world, dispensing practical and brilliant advice to nonprofits with her wonderful sense of humor.   Joan has been an executive director, board member, donor, and volunteer – so she brings to her consulting and educator practice so much perspective and wisdom.  … Read More