You are a leader of an NGO in a challenged context? Do you want to advance your organization by improving your internal and managerial capacities or increase your effectiveness in fundraising and communication with external environments? Apply for the NGO Leadership Workshop and join us!
The objective of the Workshop is to empower selected civil society representatives to strengthen their internal expertise, managerial and income generating capacities, abilities to engage with both general public and government stakeholders and assist in networking with international linkages. The Workshop is structured around presentations by distinguished experts and follow-up interactive small group discussions and Q&A sessions.
Pre-workshop welcome reception, (August 31). Special guest welcome by Jakub Wygnański, President of Board at the Shipyard Foundation – Centre for Social Innovation and Research (Poland)
Day 1 (September 1) – Essentials of NGO Management & HR – (Keys to Effective Leadership – A Quick Overview, Motivating & Engaging People: Foundations & Applications, Motivating & Engaging People: Case) by Linda Gasser, Faculty Affiliate, William Davidson Institute & Lecturer, Cornell University
Day 2 (September 2) – Essentials of NGO Management & HR/Organizational Change & Assessment – (Leadership, Motivation & Employee Turnover, Burnout & Resilience, Leading in an Uncertain Environment, High-level Strategic Review) by Linda Gasser and by Michael Hathorn, Faculty Affiliate, William Davidson Institute, a professor at University of St. Gallen and a partner in Optimis
Day 3 (September 3) – Organizational Change & Assessment – (Applied Theory of Change, Change Leadership: How to Introduce Change into an Organization, Design and Use of Organizational Assessment Tools and Processes, Continuous Learning: Developing as a Change Leader) by Michael Hathorn, Faculty Affiliate, William Davidson Institute, a professor at University of St. Gallen and a partner in Optimis
Day 4 (September 4) – Marketing Strategy for NGOs/Fundraising – (Digital is Awesome: Presenting the Tools and Opportunities of Digital Marketing, Developing Your Own Marketing Ideas; Presenting & Evaluating the Results, Fundraising) by Peter Šebo, Founder and CDO at PS: Digital and by Ryan Turner, Business English for NGOs
The Workshop is open to 25 NGO leaders from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, North Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Priority will be given to persons holding managing positions at their organization. NGOs working in the following areas are preferred: human rights, minorities and marginalized groups, environment and natural resources, development of civil society.
Participants will be selected through an open application process and will receive the training at no charge.
The training itself is free of charge. Accommodation is provided by the organizer. Poland-based organizer, will reimburse the travel costs of the selected participants to and from Warsaw, including visa cost and local travel, which are directly related to the NGO Leadership Workshop, according to the guidelines obtained after receiving confirmation of acceptance. The organizer will give approval for the proposed travel and will reimburse the costs. You will be required to keep all original receipts, tickets, and boarding passes for financial reimbursement. At least one dinner and four lunches and coffee breaks will be provided by the organizer. Breakfast is included for the participants staying at the hotel. Participants are expected to cover the costs of other meals during the week. Organizers will provide accommodations of single rooms for participants in the hotel.
Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate jointly issued by the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan (WCEE) and the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI).
The deadline for applying is Friday, 7th February 2020, CEST 23:59.
Till this deadline please full-in form available here.
We highly recommend you to get familiar with application at first step, after which draft your answer in any kind of file, which you can save on your device, and just after it to copy your answers to the on-line form. This solution is recommended especially for those of you who work with limited or not stable access to the internet.
If you have any questions according to application process please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Application’. The applications will be evaluated and participants will be selected by the WCEE and WDI. All applicants will receive a response by 6th March 2020.
The working language of the Workshop is English. Therefore, advanced English language skills are required for successful completion of the Workshop.
For more information about the Workshop, please contact us at email@example.com.
The NGO Leadership Workshop brings together two organizations at the University of Michigan, both focused on strengthening democratic accountability – the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) and the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI) – as well as the local insight of the Poland-based NGO. The Workshop is funded by the WCEE.