Transformational Leadership: A Coached Seminar Experience (NEW)

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Anthony Silard and a mountaintopAs the current or future executive director or senior leadership team member of a nonprofit organization, the pressures you deal with are enormous. Every day you are called upon to create and sustain an environment that enables your staff to renew their commitment and refine their skills. But where do you, the executive director or senior management team member, go to renew your commitment and refine your skills?

Transformational Leadership: A Coached Seminar Experience, presented by Dr. Anthony Silard, CEO of The Global Leadership Institute and the President of The Center for Social Leadership, is a ten-part seminar series in transformational nonprofit leadership. In this interactive course you will learn ‘transactional’ skills such as how to manage your staff, how to cultivate donors, how to build your board of directors, and how to create a strategic plan—all through the lens of the transformational leader.

There has been a recent surge in complex emotions such as loneliness, anxiety, and depression, which can easily destabilize nonprofit organizations. Transformational Leadership: A Coached Seminar Experience will cultivate nonprofit leaders with enhanced abilities in emotion management so they can transform these challenging emotions—within both themselves and their staff, board members, and donors—into empathy, passion, and a renewed commitment toward organizational goals. 

Both individuals and groups can participate in Transformational Leadership: A Coached Seminar Experience, either as a complete series to methodically build their leadership knowledge and skills, or as stand-alone (single session) learning opportunities. All participants who take the entire course will receive a certificate from The Center for Social Leadership. The deadline to register for the entire series is January 21, 2021; registration for individual seminars in the series will be open monthly through October 2021. 

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Date Title Description
January 21, 2021 The Characteristics of an Effective Nonprofit Leader In this session, we will address the question: “What are the characteristics of an effective nonprofit leader?” Dr. Anthony Silard will share the results of over 25 years of research into nonprofit leadership, including his review of surveys of tens of thousands of employees around the world from the nonprofit, private, and public sectors who have been asked what they look for in their leaders. Read more
February 18, 2021 Nonprofit Leadership in the Digital Age Have you ever asked yourself why you choose every day to spend less time interacting with people in person and more time sending and receiving brief digital messages while sitting alone behind a pixilated screen? As we furiously type into our keypads in search of the Holy Grail—an empty inbox—our happiness dissolves. Read more
March 18, 2021 Lonely at the Top and Bottom Have you ever asked yourself these two questions: “Do I feel lonely sometimes in my organizational work?” and “Why?” As research from Dr. Anthony Silard and Sarah Wright of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand has found, nonprofit leaders often feel lonely due to the stifling of three critical human motives. Read more
April 15, 2021 Trauma-Informed Nonprofit Leadership While there is a thriving literature on “secondary trauma” in clinical psychology, social work, and stress management, little is still known about how secondary trauma emerges in nonprofit organizations. Read more
May 20, 2021 Emotionally Competent Nonprofit Leadership What is emotional competence, and how does it differ from emotional intelligence? How can you become an emotionally competent nonprofit leader? Emotionally competent leaders are attuned to the emotional climate of the office and know how to manage their emotions and the emotions of others toward a common purpose. Read more
June 17, 2021 The Flexible Nonprofit Leader The buzzword “empowerment” sounds appealing to most leaders and managers, as does the idea of enabling their employees to feel a sense of ownership in their work. Why? The opposite—micro-management— results in high turnover and frustration all around the office, including for you. Read more
July 15, 2021 Leading in Challenging Economic Times As the executive director, director of operations, chief financial officer, or senior leader of a nonprofit organization, you have a difficult job balancing the demands of programmatic achievement, fundraising, long-term strategic planning, and managing people. Read more
August 19, 2021 Collaborative Communication How do you communicate with difficult staff? How do you manage staff with various learning styles and agendas and keep them focused on the organizational mission? How can you set up highly productive work teams where staff have effective lateral communication while driving forward toward high performance? How can you bridge polarizing divides within your team and prevent the development of silos? Read more
September 16, 2021 Balancing Work and Life When you are nearing the last days of your life, do you want to look back and see a career, or do you want to see a life? Why is it that you can schedule time for work meetings, but it is so difficult for you to schedule time for the people who really matter to you in your life? Read more
October 21, 2021 The Ultimate Leadership Test: Building the Sustainable Organization Do you know what the “Truck Factor” of an organization is? It’s the number of people a truck would have to run over to take the organization under. If the answer to this question for your nonprofit is “one,” then you should definitely sign up for this session. Read more

Each seminar is 90 minutes
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You will receive 11 GrantStation emails when you register for the 10-part series:

1. A copy of your sales receipt (within 2 business days)
2. A confirmation email for each of the 10 seminars with the login credentials

If you do not receive the confirmation email within 48 hours of registering, please email or call 1-877-784-7268.

GrantStation does not refund registration fees.

All seminars are recorded.


Anthony Silard

Anthony Silard, Ph.D., is the CEO of The Global Leadership Institute and the President of The Center for Social Leadership. He was once named Visionary of the Year, and featured at the Presidential Summit for America’s Future and America’s Promise. As a leadership trainer, Anthony has coached thousands of CEOs and senior executives of Fortune 100 companies, small businesses, and the world’s largest nonprofits such as GE, Disney, Nokia, Bank of America, IBM, CARE, Save the Children, The United Way, and the American Red Cross. He has also coached political leaders, including G-20 cabinet ministers.

Anthony holds a Ph.D. in leadership from IESE Business School, which he received with First-Class/Excellent Distinction. He also holds a Master’s in Public Policy focused on leadership from Harvard University and has received two of Harvard’s most prestigious awards, the Robert F. Kennedy Public Service Award and the Manuel Carballo Memorial Award. His leadership programs have helped thousands of people in over 40 countries to create positive, breakthrough personal and social change in their lives and the lives of others.
Anthony Silard