IE Organizational Leadership Development Program

Creating connections & building the leadership capacity of the IE’s small & emerging BIPOC-led and/or serving nonprofit organization leaders


This program is currently at capacity. We invite you to join the waitlist.

In partnership with Edison International the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) will offer a comprehensive five-session Organizational Leadership Development Program. Tailored to empower BIPOC led and/or serving Inland Empire nonprofit organizations and their leaders, this initiative will elevate organizational missions and nurture leadership skills and talents.

The objective is clear: equip participants with the tools and strategies essential for bolstering the Inland Empire’s vibrant nonprofit sector.

Recognizing the challenges facing emerging leaders, this is a distinctive opportunity to acquire new skills, cultivate a supportive peer network, and collaborate on shared objectives alongside fellow local nonprofit leaders. Geared towards BIPOC-led and/or serving nonprofit organization leaders, this program is a gateway to enhancing management and leadership prowess, broadening professional networks, and collectively addressing community needs. With a focus on collective impact, participants will collaborate to tackle some of the Inland Empire’s most pressing community issues.

Given the intimate nature of this cohort-based approach, space is limited. Secure your spot today and embark on this transformative journey of organizational growth, leadership development, and community empowerment.

Topics Covered:

  • Defining leadership for 2024 and beyond
  • Leveraging your identity as a leader – understanding culture and your identity
  • Fostering organization and individual resiliency
  • Traits of highly effective organizations
  • Implementing succession planning for sustainable organizations

This is a five-part program, and individuals must attend all sessions.

Only the last session will be in-person, all of the rest (1 to 4) will be virtual over Zoom. Please note none of the sessions will be recorded.

Program Session Dates: The following Thursdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm (PT)

  • July 18
  • August 8
  • August 29
  • September 19
  • October 10 (in-person)


  • Leading authentically and with intention
  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations that maximize impact
  • Manage and lead change
  • Network with other IE nonprofit leaders

Steps to Complete the Application Process:

  • Complete this online registration
  • Complete application survey by June 21st (you will receive a link once the Eventbrite registrations are reviewed)
  • All applications will be reviewed by a panel of stakeholders
  • Program acceptance notifications will be sent via email by July 12th and will include Zoom link for sessions 1-4 and location for session 5.
  • Individuals must make the commitment to attend all sessions. Virtual sessions will not be recorded.


Nonprofit leaders from small and emerging BIPOC-led and/or serving nonprofit organization in the Inland Empire. A maximum of three people per organization may participate. Executive Directors, CEOs, Board Presidents, Funders, Senior Leaders/Managers, Emerging Leaders.


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