In 2007, funding partners in one community responded to research regarding an impending leadership crisis in the sector by establishing the “Emerging Nonprofit Leaders” program (ENLP), a dynamic 8-month experience for the next generation of nonprofit leaders. The session will begin with brief discussion of the challenges related to retention of next generation talent and succession planning. Presenters will offer a review of the program design and a participatory module on the individual leadership coaching component of ENLP. Through experiential learning techniques, participants will gain insight the leadership models utilized in the program. Highlights of evaluation data will be provided, as will preliminary results of the summer 2013 study of longer-term outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to share some of the evidence-based practices in their own communities and to discuss how they might apply aspects of ENLP in their localities.
Susan Brock Wilkes
Susan Brock Wilkes, Ph.D., is the owner of Wilkes Consulting, a firm specializing in work with institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations. Susan is an organizational psychologist with extensive experience in executive coaching, leadership and team development, and facilitation. She is as an affiliate faculty member in the Division of Community Engagement at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she worked for twenty years prior to founding her own firm. Susan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a certified spiritual director and published author of numerous articles and assessment tools. A frequent consultant in the nonprofit community, Susan is a recipient of the Instructor of the Year Award from Richmond, Virginia’s “Nonprofit Learning Point” and serves as the lead faculty member for the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and executive coaching programs. She recently served on the founding leadership committee for “Impact100” a women’s philanthropic program.
Ann Deaton holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and received her Leadership Coaching Certificate from the Newfield Network. She is a Managing Partner with The Bounce Collective, a leadership development firm. Ann has been designated a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation and serves on the faculty for The University of Texas at Dallas Executive Coaching Program. A past-President of the Richmond Area Coaches Association, Ann serves as a leadership coach in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business, the Virginia Health Care Foundation’s Leading for the Long Term, United Way Emerging Leaders, and in the Emerging Nonprofit Leaders programs. She also holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Virginia Commonwealth University, and is a licensed clinical psychologist.