“The Managing for Success Program is one of the best investments organizations can make in new managers. It helped me find and embrace my leadership style and equipped me with the tools to transform my professional and personal life.”
– Stephen Alexander, Management Fellow
Are you a new or emerging manager who cares about driving social impact? Do you have responsibility for managing people, projects, funders, budgets, stakeholders, or teams? Are you interested in sharpening your management skills and becoming more effective in your role? Do you want to collaborate with peers who can relate to the challenges you face?
Managing for Success is ProInspire’s innovative leadership development program focused on three key areas – Managing Self, Managing Individuals, and Managing in Organizations. Participants engage with best-in-class materials, including the Tao of Coaching, Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment, and Harvard Business school articles.
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Selected participants are Management Fellows who engage in the 3-month-long Managing for Success program. After the program ends, participants join ProInspire’s growing and vibrant alumni community.
Managing for Success was developed based on research ProInspire conducted around competencies important for managers in the social sector. It incorporates key principles around leadership development and takes an integrated approach to learning. Program activities include:
• Full-Day Workshops: ProInspire provides Management Fellows with three one-day workshops blending theory and practice with content focused on managing self, individuals, and organization.
• Assessments: Management Fellows complete assessments to better understand themselves and those around them.
• Peer Learning: Management Fellows participate in peer circles to facilitate problem solving and knowledge sharing.
• Mentoring: Management Fellows receive guidance on how to build their personal advisory board, as well as how to build their professional community.
• Fieldwork: Management Fellows complete a learning action plan in which they track their progress towards goals in the program.
• Resource Center: ProInspire provides an online repository of articles, websites, templates, and learning tools to supplement workshops.
SF Bay Area Fall Cohort
Applications Open: June 19, 2017
Early Bird Application Deadline: August 14, 2017 (program fee $950, early bird discount of $150)
Regular Application Deadline: September 5, 2017 (program fee $1,100)
- Workshop 1: Managing Self (Thursday, October 5th)
- Workshop 2: Managing Individuals (Thursday, November 2nd)
- Workshop 3: Managing in Organizations (Thursday, November 30th)
DC Fall Cohort
Applications Open: June 19, 2017
Early Bird Application Deadline: July 17, 2017 (program fee $950, early bird discount of $150)
Regular Application Deadline: August 22, 2017 (program fee $1,100)
- Workshop 1: Managing Self (Thursday, September 21st)
- Workshop 2: Managing Individuals (Thursday, October 19th)
- Workshop 3: Managing in Organizations (Thursday, November 16th)
Participants should have:
• Responsibility for managing people, projects, funders, budgets, stakeholders, or teams
• Commitment to developing themselves and their organizations
• Worked in a management role for less than 6 years
• Commitment from their manager to be out of the office for the full-day workshops and retreat during the program
Profile of Past Management Fellows
• Years of Work Experience: ranges from 3-20 years, average 7 years of work experience
• Years of Experience as a Manager: ranges from 0-6 years, average 1.5 years of experience as a manager
• Number of Direct Reports: ranges from 0-10 direct reports, average 3 direct reports (note that you do not need to have direct reports to apply for the program)
Sponsoring Management Fellows From Your Organization
Many organizations choose to sponsor multiple Management Fellows as part of their professional development support of employees. Feedback from partners indicate that having multiple Management Fellows participate together adds significant value to the organization. Each organization can send up to 4 Management Fellows per cohort. If your organization is interested in sponsoring multiple Management Fellows, please contact Monisha Kapila in Washington, DC ([email protected]) and Mike Rocco in SF Bay Area ([email protected]).
50% of the costs to run Managing for Success are covered by the program fee. The remainder is subsidized through generous support from American Express and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Some scholarship funding is available.
• Program fee: The program fee is $1,100 per participant. Participants who apply by the early bird deadline and are accepted receive a $150 discount on the program fee.
• Payment Processing: The program fee is due upon your acceptance into the program.
• Payment Options: Your organization can sponsor you or you can self-pay. Scholarships are available for accepted candidates based on merit and financial need.
Candidates should submit their application through our website at http://proinspire.org/training/apply-for-managing-for-success/.