Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Accelerator

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The Emerging Nonprofit Leadership Accelerator (ENLA) microcredential cultivates a robust talent and leadership pipeline for the nonprofit sector in the greater Capital Region and beyond. 

You will engage in team-building, professional soft skills workshops and technical trainings facilitated by subject-matter experts. In addition, you will receive one-on-one mentorship and career coaching to prepare for future leadership roles. 

ENLA is a selective and rigorous leadership accelerator requiring a significant commitment over a six-month period.

Additional Information:

Application will be available soon. Training anticipated to begin in January 2024. 

Tentative Schedule: Professional Development Workshops will be in-person every other Friday from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Registration fee cover all materials and lunch for all workshop days. 

  • Friday, January 26, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, February 9, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM 
  • Friday, February 23, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, March 8, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, March 22, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, April 5, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, April 19, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, May 3, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, May 17, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, May 31, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, June 14, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Closing Celebration)

Potential Topics: Strengths-Based Leadership, Reflecting on Self-Development, Boards and Governance, Leadership Compass, Strategic Planning, Effective Communication, Nonprofit Finance, Finance: Part 2, Fundraising & Development, Influential Leadership, Marketing & Communications, Power and Oppression, Human Resources, Cultural Intelligence, Risk Management, Collaboration, The Science of Motivation, Positive Workplace Culture, Change Management, Life Cycles of a Nonprofit.

Registration Fee:  Based on an applicant's employer's annual revenue as follows: 

Annual Total RevenueRegistration Fee
over $5M$1,800
under $1M$800

Limited scholarships are available to individuals or nonprofits whose budgets cannot accommodate the registration fee above.

What are Microcredentials?

Whether you’re a current student or a working professional, microcredentials will help you develop new, relevant and demonstrable skills that can give you an edge in a competitive job market. 

Microcredentials at the University at Albany are a collection of courses and experiences that teach industry-aligned skills and competencies, which are documented by digital badges. 

Being able to clearly articulate your skills means you’ll be better positioned to bridge the gap between college and career, or between your current job and your dream job. You can also stack microcredentials into larger skillsets and credentials.

Our programs are developed using established faculty governance processes and endorsed by UAlbany, so the skills you learn are portable, meaningful and high quality. The programs are offered at the undergraduate or graduate level, or as an opportunity for continuing education. Many are conveniently offered online.