Learning Modules

Cultivating Culture

Cultivating Culture is about the impact and importance of culture. This module will provide you with specific steps you can take to intentionally shape your organization’s culture to optimize its reputation, resilience, and impact.
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Respect & Trust Your People

Respect and Trust Your People is about how a culture of fundamental trust and respect is essential for every organization. By the end of this module, you will have specific tools and practices for building and expressing respect and trust across a diverse organization, and the surprising thing to look for before extending a job offer to any candidate.
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Bad News is Good News

Bad News is Good News is about the power of discovering problems early and often. By the end of this module, you will have reflected on your own relationship to bad news. You will have new practices for early problem detection, and a perspective on how discussing bad news with your board can deepen ties and strengthen your organization.
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Develop Court Sense

Develop Court Sense will teach you how to identify driving forces outside of your organization, and how to manage the change that comes in adapting to these external factors. By the end of this module, you will have your own list of external factors to monitor, and a tool for communicating externally-driven changes within your organization.
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The Whole Job

The Whole Job is about committing to build your organization’s capacity, and then funding that commitment. By the end of this module, you will have an overview of infrastructure elements, a priority list for which elements you want to develop next in your organization, and an understanding of what motivates funders to give capacity-building grants.
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Prioritize & Focus

Prioritize and Focus is about setting and sticking to a small set of priorities. By the end of this module, you will have a clear idea of your top priorities and processes, and of how to work with your board to continually refine and reaffirm these. Your ability to keep your organization on track is a core leadership skill.
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Book it and Ship it

Book It and Ship It is about one of the biggest leadership hurdles — moving ideas into action. By the end of this module, you will have a clear picture of when to move ideas into action and how to manage the inevitable bumps in the road of implementation.
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Who Owns the Monkey

Who Owns the Monkey is about accountability and empowerment. By the end of this module, you will have a framework for holding accountability conversations with your employees, and you will have your own set of ideas for how to use structure and processes as foundations for your nonprofit’s accountability culture.
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