Management Accelerators

Managers make an incredible and irreplaceable impact: They interpret directives from senior staff; they are the lynchpin for implementing new initiatives; they drive projects forward; they shape culture at the ground level. 

Nonprofits need exceptional managers and powerful teams that can handle anything that comes their way. And managers need help learning the skills that matter most – in the shortest time possible. GCN’s Management Accelerators make that possible.

Our Management Accelerators cover a comprehensive set of skills, divided into three areas: individuals, teams, and strategy. Together, these three Accelerators will equip nonprofit managers to succeed in a demanding environment and deliver value for the organization quickly. 

In addition, each Accelerator is appropriate for individuals and for organizational teams, and do not need to be taken sequentially.

Note: Management Accelerators are not covered by the NU Subscription plan.

Accelerator 1: Managing Individuals

Equips managers with the skills that are essential to effectively develop staff, align goals, and build accountability. 

  • Coaching for Employee Success
  • Effectively Communicating Feedback
  • Managing Productivity and Prioritization
  • Delivering Effective One-on-Ones 
  • Managing with Emotional Intelligence

Accelerator 2: Managing Teams

Advances managers’ ability to lead effectively and inclusively, build and align high-impact teams, and maintain impact even in times of uncertainty and change.

  • Team Assessments 
  • Inclusive Behaviors in Management
  • Building Rapid Trust 
  • Effective Delegation & Accountability
  • Skillful Conflict & Collaboration Management

Accelerator 3: Managing Strategy

Elevates managers’ strategic and adaptive skills to ensure mission impact via executional excellence and powerful partnerships with senior staff. 

  • Strategic Thinking & Linking
  • Performance Management 
  • Meetings Mastery
  • Leading Change
  • People Development

What makes our Accelerators unique?

Skills that Stick

Informed by our experience training thousands of nonprofit pros.
What we teach, and how we teach it, is rooted in a deep understanding of what today’s nonprofit managers need to know and do to be successful.

Immediately Useful

Busy nonprofit managers need training that delivers now – not weeks from now.
That’s why we focus on “tipping point” skills – small changes that deliver big impact – accompanied by the frameworks, feedback, and real-world examples that make it easy to use them instantly and consistently.

Fun and Different

This is not your typical management training.
Because adults learn best when they engage with content, we use role-play, case studies, discussion groups, and games to get participants to apply new frameworks, change up their methods, and experience the results directly.

Support Beyond the Classroom

Completing courses is just the first step.
To ensure managers are supported throughout their journey, participants receive full access to a suite of tools, session recordings, and templates for implementation, plus follow-up email "mini-missions," invites to gatherings and events, and an ongoing support network.

Get more details about this opportunity, and register today, by clicking the individual Accelerator links above.

Questions? Reach out to us anytime!

Starting in March!

Don’t wait:
Your first Management Accelerator
begins on March 8.