Leadership During Crisis

Explore leadership and then reflect on how we, as leaders, work through crisis.

About this event

NOTE: This is an in-person training in Los Angeles, CA

As leaders, we face constant challenge and crisis in leading our programs and organizations to serve our communities.  After COVID-19 and the murder of George Floyd, the idea of crisis took on a whole new meaning both locally and globally. We cannot expect that current methods and models of leadership will continue to move society beyond the current crisis. In this session, we will reflect on how the nonprofit sector rose to meet the needs of the community, and consider the strengths they drew upon to approach myriad challenges. Together, we will explore leadership and then reflect on how we, as leaders, met the moment and worked through crisis, and consider how we, as leaders, can prepare for the next crisis, because there will be others.

Through this session, participants will:

  • Reflect on how recent crises (particularly COVID-19) challenged leaders on multiple fronts and how nonprofit sector leaders responded to the changing environment and increased focus on racial inequity
  • Discover the strengths that leaders who successfully pivoted used to address the multiple challenges
  • Explore a model that frames positive approaches to leadership across various situations
  • Identify specific strengths and expertise to build on in preparation for future crisis and a changing environment

Free Event & Lunch!

Lunch will be provided after the training.

This event has reached full capacity. We invite you to check out other CNM trainings and events, or request a custom training.

Location: City National Bank – LA Room

555 S. Flower St., Los Angeles Room, 13th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071

Who Should Attend: This program is designed for Nonprofit Board Members, Executive Directors, HR Managers and Senior Leadership.

Limited capacity: This is an in-person training with limited capacity. (max of 3 per organization)

Registration ends on Friday, September 22, 2023


Maura J. Harrington, Ph.D., MBA – Executive Vice President, Center for Nonprofit Management

An expert in the field of organizational development with a focus on strategic planning, Maura brings to CNM both consulting and training services to the nonprofit and public sectors. Maura’s extensive background includes serving as an adjunct professor at the USC School of Social Work and Psychology, designing and delivering leadership workshops, and training for leadership development research studies through the Connective Leadership Institute where she serves as an Advisory Board Member. Maura is also an executive coach and a certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Claremont Graduate School, an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, and a B.S. in Psychology from Georgetown University.


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