FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the focus of this program?

Who is eligible for this program?

What is the schedule in 2014?

What is the application deadline?

Where are classes held?

How many people do you accept?

How do I submit my application?

Who should write my Nomination Letter?

What is the cost of the program?


Are scholarships available?

How do I apply for a scholarship?

What kind of credit do I receive for this program?

What is the focus of this program?

Participants will:

  • Learn "best practices" in managing organizational systems and business functions.
  • Explore techniques for working effectively in interdisciplinary teams at the executive level.
  • Examine how the health of one system affects other systems and the organization as a while.
  • Gain an understanding of how performance expectations and requirements change when “moving up.”
  • Learn to leverage opportunities both within and outside the organization to prepare for an executive level position.
  • Identify goals for career development and the steps needed to achive them.
  • Strengthen and broaden their professional networks.
Who is eligible for this program?

The Ascending Leadership Certificate is designed for middle managers who want to prepare for the challenges of leading as a member of the Executive Team. Candidates are motivated to learn about the dynamics of organizational systems, internal leadership development, financial sustainability, and organizational accountability.

Preferred candidates will have a minimum of three years of professional experience that includes direct supervision responsibilities. In addition, it is expected that candidates have experienced prior training in supervisory behavior and development of productive teams.  

Consultants who work in the fields of nonprofit management are also eligible for this program.  

Fellows are drawn from many different sectors in the nonprofit and philanthropic communities, such as health, education, human services, housing, economic development, public law, and the environment.

Please contact Margie DuBrow, Director of the NELI Institute, if you have any questions regarding your eligibility for this program at mdubrow@brynmawr.edu.

What is the schedule in 2014?

The Ascending Leadership Certificate Program is a 6-day program. Workshops are held on Fridays and Saturdays. The training dates are noted below: Each training seminar runs from 9 AM - 5 PM.

  • October 17th and 18th
  • November 14th and 15th
  • December 5th and 6th
    (Snow Dates: December 12th and 13th)
What is the application deadline?

September 12, 2014

Where are classes held?

All classes are held at Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work
and Social Research, 300 Airdale Road, Bryn Mawr, Pa 19101

How many people do you accept?

We accept 20-25 Fellows in each class.


How do I submit my application?

Your NELI application and all required materials are submitted online.
P lease go to the following page on the NELI website to complete your application:

http://www.brynmawr.edu/neli/ascending_leadership/requirements.html

Who should write my Nomination Letter?

You are required to submit a Nomination Letter from your current employer, or a recent employer if you recently changed jobs. If you would like to submit a second Nomination Letter from an additional boss or a colleague, you may elect to do so.

What is the cost of the program?

In 2014, the cost of tuition is $2,000.  Payment plans are available.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, a small number of scholarships are available to candidates with the greatest financial need.  In order to be eligible for a scholarship, candidates must be employees of nonprofit organizations with offices in the following five counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. 

How do I apply for a scholarship?

Your NELI application and all required materials are submitted online.      
Please go to the following page on the NELI website to complete your scholarship application:

http://www.brynmawr.edu/neli/ascending_leadership/fees_scholarships.html

What kind of credit do I receive for this program?

Students receive continuing education credits for the Ascending Leadership Program.