Supporting leadership excellence in the social sector

This May, our NPA Leadership Hub 4 starts. Hear why Chair, Sturt Eastwood, is involved with this program.

“As you know, I am personally committed to the idea that excellence in leadership makes a material difference to the impact of organisations.

So, in addition to my current responsibilities with Diabetes NSW & ACT I am quite excited about the opportunity to support leadership development in the NFP sector.I recently joined the NonProfit Alliance (NPA) as a Leadership Hub Chair. We are establishing NPA Leadership HUB 4 in Sydney to actively support 12 social sector executives in a unique and powerful “peer to peer” advisory group. I am seeking a limited number of sector leaders that are interested in jointly developing and refining their leadership and performance capabilities to join me in the HUB 4 journey.

Recognising the increased challenges and complexities faced by non-profit leaders, it’s often lonely at the top – and I believe the NPA provides leaders with the structured support that enables them to deal effectively with their myriad of challenges and thrive.

In a recent study by the Association for Talent Development in the US, leadership development has been shown to make a bigger impact on an organisation’s success than an organisation’s “culture of innovation”.

As a long-term peer-to-peer leadership program, NPA lets leaders collaborate, learn and share issues and opportunities and helps them achieve both organisational and personal success. Research* shows that allowing non-profit leaders to step back periodically from their day to day operational responsibilities and invest in their leadership development has systemic and positive effects that can increase organisational capacity and impact.

Click here to see what our current members have to say about the program.

At NPA we hold leaders accountable. Our structured Leadership Hub program provides personal insights, goal setting, mentoring, issue resolution and solution sharing, all in a supportive, secure and safe environment.

A recent cost-benefit analysis suggests that every $1 spent on leadership capacity building generated, on average, a positive return to the organisation of $6.

If you are an NFP leader and believe you might benefit from a program developed specifically to support leaders in the NFP space, please register today for a free, no obligation, Discovery Day.

If you are interested in learning more, or know an outstanding NFP executive or leader who would benefit from this program please get in touch with me at sturt@nonprofitalliance.com.au

*Learning for Purpose research, led by the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia Business School.

Helen Merrick

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