I have never received any formal training or preparation to become an Executive Director, and suddenly found myself in the role and having to ‘learn by the seat of my pants.’ The INML program was a great opportunity to learn not only ‘traditional’ aspects/skills of an ED via the practice seminars, but it offered the experience of networking and learning from other peers, a community of practice via the case seminars.
Mechilia Eng, Executive Director
Boys and Girls Clubs of Middlesex County
This program has provided me with valuable support and insight into every level of nonprofit management from organizational structure to program evaluation. The access to nonprofit gurus and resources gained by partaking in this program is priceless.
Abrigal Forrester, Manager
Employment Resource Center, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts
Before I took this program, I was satisfied being a manager with someone above me, and never thought I’d want to be the top person, the leader. Now, with the things I’ve learned and the confidence I’ve gained, I can imagine taking on that role.
Meredith Levy, Director of “Community, Power, and Resources”
Somerville Community Corporation
This was a very powerful course- it certainly provided a fresh take on material I knew, presented lots of information I did not know, and challenged me to take a different look at how I manage. It also dared me try new ways to be a manager — that is not something that I have been challenged to do in a while. Thank you.
Sarita Rogers, Director of Home Visiting
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
One of the greatest benefits I’ve found so far with the Institute is that bit by bit, the way I think about and approach my daily work is becoming more sophisticated. It’s sometimes hard to pinpoint the moment when you realize you’ve learned something. With this course, I find there is a cumulative benefit that is allowing me, over time, to approach my complex work using better tools, thinking in a more holistic way and acting more effectively on all levels.
Erica Schwartz, Executive Director