Emerging Leaders Institute

National Safe Place Network's (NSPN) Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is a six-week interactive, web-based event that provides an opportunity for emerging leaders of youth and family service organizations to focus on the skills needed to support ongoing success. ELI sessions are facilitated by experienced leaders who will assist participants in supportive and engaging ways.

Spring Session (Sold Out)
March 20 - April 24, 2024 (weekly meetings held on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ET)

Fall Session
September 4 - October 9, 2024 (weekly meetings held on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ET)

The cost to attend ELI is $250/member | $350/non-member.

Who should attend?

ELI is best for staff of youth and family service organizations who are new to their roles as:

  • Shift leaders
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Directors

What will emerging leaders learn during this training?

National Safe Place Network supports emerging leaders by integrating participant experience into the following ELI framework:

  • Living Leadership (tapping into internal leadership styles, practices, and decisions)
  • Sharing Leadership with Colleagues (understanding the impact of your role in relationships)
  • Demonstrating Leadership with Supervisees (providing proactive and positive guidance)
  • Navigating Leadership with Supervisors (managing the stress, uncertainty, and expectations of others)
Living Leadership
  • Your Leadership Journey – so far
  • Strengths-based leadership
  • Decision Wheel
  • Self-Management
Sharing Leadership with Colleagues
  • Managing professional boundaries
  • Dealing with different perspectives
  • Reaching consensus in meetings
  • Sharing the results – when it goes right and when it doesn’t
Demonstrating Leadership with Supervisees
  • Precedents
  • Practice makes permanent
  • Halos, Pitchforks, and Life Preservers
  • Partnerships in action
Navigating Leadership with Supervisors
  • Becoming comfortable with questions
  • The best offense is not a good defense
  • When you can’t do anything right
  • Documenting the experience

This event includes 2 weeks of available follow-up for individualized responses and an ELI check-in three months after the event to identify successes and ongoing areas for growth.

How does NSPN help all emerging leaders learn from this training?

ELI is designed to meet each participant’s needs by providing a varied learning experience which includes:

  • Webinars
  • Readings
  • Case studies
  • Networking calls
  • Individual coaching
Click here to register for ELI.