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Participant comments from a recent Caucus articulating their growth as leaders follows:

“Now as the caucus closes, I have grown into my adult clothes. I am not worried about someone pulling aside the curtain and seeing a kid just pretending. With support from CRE and my new found cohort of peers, I can pick up the phone and get advice when I am unsure. I can lean on staff when I have too much on my plate…I don’t have everything figured out but I know I am part of a strong team that together we [sic] can deal with whatever challenges come our way.”

“I can say with confidence this program has increased the effectiveness of many organizations – and therefore tens of thousands of individuals we serve! Thank you for your wisdom, your support, and your commitment to seeing us grow and for helping us believe it’s possible. I think what you do is probably one of the most important work[sic] in this city to make justice, equity, and positive social change more possible!”

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- From an evaluation of the Fund for New Citizens

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Leadership Caucus

CRE’s Leadership Caucus

Strengthen leadership skills, gain a better understanding of how decisions may impact your organization, and discuss management issues in an open and supportive environment at CRE’s Leadership Caucus. 

This renowned and well respected Cohort Program, originally launched in 2005, provides early career executive directors with a unique leadership development opportunity.

Click here to apply!

A Minimum Time Commitment That Yields Maximum Results

CRE’s Leadership Caucus requires only ten days over eight months --but the benefits and enhanced skills received last a lifetime.

Activities are designed to strengthen leadership capabilities. Each session – led by a senior member of CRE’s consulting staff with expertise in a particular area – provides insights into leadership challenges and gives attendees the knowledge needed to move their organization forward.

Benefits of the Program

Leadership Caucus participants:

• Receive 360° feedback that enhances leadership skills in a private session with a CRE consultant.
• Participate in stimulating discussions of leadership topics with industry experts and peers.
• Network with – and learn from – leaders at other nonprofit organizations.
• Can focus on change initiatives in smaller, action-learning teams with people with similar professional backgrounds and experiences.
• Practice critical leadership skills in a supportive, real-time environment.

Who Should Attend

• Executive Director with five or fewer years of experience in that position
• Senior staff with significant management experience

Program Cost 

• $7,000
• Scholarship funding is available.   

Program Location

CRE headquarters, 42 Broadway, Near Exchange Place, in lower Manhattan.

Interested in Applying?

Application form can be found here.

Application Deadline: To attend the 2014-2015 Leadership Caucus, submit an application no later than October 31, 2014. All applicants will be contacted by CRE and ultimately notified of their application status. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Ballow, Senior Partner - Cohort Leader, at 212-894-8047 or 

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CRE’s services are designed to make New York City’s nonprofits stronger and more effective. Learn how CRE can help your organization move to a stronger future here.

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Detailed information about CRE's Leadership Caucus.

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