The Ascending Leadership Certificate student

“NELI helped me understand a macro view and how the different parts of our organization work together. That translated into my work in a way my boss recognized. After graduating from NELI, I was promoted from Associate Director to the Director of Education and Tour Programs.

NELI also helped me understand what it means to be a leader . . . I gained a new network of colleagues that face the same challenges that I do . . ."
Lauren Zalut, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Program Description:

The Ascending Leadership Certificate is designed to prepare middle managers for the great leap in mindset that must occur when they move from managing a department to leading an organization.This training program is focused on analyzing organizational systems and business functions.

Workshops target the organization’s culture, its strategic planning processes, its internal leadership development, its financial and fundraising systems, the strength of its infrastructure, and its organizational accountability.  Ascending Leaders will also learn steps for effective career planning.

Have any Questions?

If you have questions about our program or our application process, please contact Margie DuBrow, Director, at or 610-520-2650.