Setting up your leadership journey for success.

The New Managers Institute will focus on how you manage and lead teams and staff during times of uncertainty. The cohort will equip managers with best practices, core competencies, and skills that prepare managers to develop, manage, and mobilize staff in an increasingly remote and virtual environment. In total, there will be eight group sessions and one individual coaching session. Given the pandemic and the need to stay safe, all sessions will be virtual via video conferencing.


This program will feature:

▪   Self-Assessment: Participants will be asked to use a self-assessment instrument to deepen their self-discovery and meet with a coach one-to-one to review the assessment results and set goals. Insights from the self-assessment will also direct participant learning through the program.

▪   Issue Discussions: Participants will engage in four large-group sessions with no more than 25 participants, focused on topics from successful transition to being a supervisor and managing workplace relationships, to delegating effectively and leading with authenticity. At the end of each session, participants will detail concrete steps they can integrate and apply their learning.

▪   Peer Support & Coaching: In small groups, participants will reflect on learnings from Issue Discussions and engage in peer problem-solving and support to accelerate learning and integration into day-to-day work at their organizations.


Who should apply:

▪   High-potential new managers, ideally with less than three years of managerial experience

This program will help you:

▪  Gain an increased understanding of the role of a manager (Guiding, Supporting, Advocating)

▪  Understand how to use frameworks to support management fundamentals including:
______▪   Goal Setting
______▪   Delegation
______▪   Feedback
______▪   Managing up

▪  Understand and grapple with different managerial challenges through peer support and feedback

▪   Understand your strengths and how to leverage them to become a more effective manager



New Managers Institute – Calendar

CRE’s New Managers Institute offers a public cohort for all applicants – as well as a DYCD-specific program for NYC DYCD Grantees only.

All Applicants – Calendar

▪   Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪  Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪  Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪  Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪  Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪  Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪  Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

The cost per participant is $3,700. We recognize that this may be a barrier for some participants. We endeavor to secure support from some of our funders to offer full or partial scholarships to accepted participants.


Application Link:

Applications for 2021-2022 programs are now CLOSED. Apply for the next cycle of our program in October 2022.


DYCD Grantees Only – Calendar

▪   Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪   Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪   Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪   Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪   Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪   Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪   Tuesday, May 24 2022 at at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

▪   Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 9:00am – 12:00pm ET

This program is generously funded by the Department of Youth and Community Development (DCYD) and is offered at no cost to those who are accepted.

DYCD-Grantees Application Link:


To learn more:

For more information, register for our upcoming information session on Thursday, October 14th at 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET here. Otherwise, please contact Genesis Galva at [email protected].






NMI FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where will sessions be held?

Given the Covid-19 pandemic, all New Managers Institute sessions will be held virtually to keep everyone safe. As such, participants will need access to a computer with Internet access and video/camera capabilities. We expect participants to keep their video cameras on during the sessions so that we can all see each other and build a deliberate learning community.

The New Managers Institute will utilize the Zoom platform for all New Managers Institute sessions. A free, basic Zoom account is all that is needed (you do not need to have a paid Zoom account to participate).


Will I receive certification for this training and when?

You will receive a certificate at the end of the entire course indicating the topic discussions and the number of hours you have completed.



How do I know if I should participate in in the NMI or HPMI?
If you are a new manager supervising individuals, then the NMI is for you. However, if you are a mid-level manager, and are supervising teams then HPMI is right for you.



What is the Strengthsfinder tool?
The Clifton Strengths Finder assessment was designed to help identify areas where an individual has the greatest potential to leverage their strengths to enhance their work. After completing the assessment, each team member will receive a personalized report detailing their top five strengths. Based on this report, you will receive a hour our coaching session with a CRE facilitator.



Do I need to attend every session? 

The short answer is Yes.  It will be a richer experience if you attend every session.  In addition, if you receive scholarship support, your funder has invested time and energy into your participation and expects you to be at every session. Since a primary goal is to increase your personal knowledge and skills, participation is non-transferable.  

Each participant is permitted a maximum of two absences in order to meet the requirements for completion of this program.

Please be mindful that this is a selective program and that your acceptance of a seat in this cohort means someone else may not have a chance to participate.


If I can’t attend a session, can I send another staff person in my place?

Since a primary goal is to increase your personal knowledge and skills, participation is non-transferable.


My organization can’t pay the entire amount for me to participate. Should I still apply?

If you are interested in participating in the New Managers Institute, please complete an application. We will do our best to help find resources to help all participants who need financial support.  However, we can’t guarantee scholarships for everyone and sadly there’s a possibility that there may not be enough financial support for everyone who needs it.  But it is important that you submit an application to get the whole process started. Try not to let the financial concerns stop you from applying.


How do you determine if I am eligible for a scholarship?

In your application, if you answer that you may need a scholarship, we will try to match you with a funder offering a scholarship. We will also ask for a list of your private foundation funders to see if any of those align with the funders we have or know. And we may ask you to reach out to some specific funders to see if there are support opportunities.

Scholarships are not guaranteed for every participant but we will work with you as best we can to make sure that if you are accepted into the New Managers Institute, that cost is not a prohibitive factor.


How do I know if I qualify for a DYCD scholarship?

To be eligible for a DYCD scholarship, your organization must have a current contract with DYCD to deliver program services. All decisions for DYCD scholarships are made by DYCD after we (CRE) recommend to them a list of potential participants who meet eligibility and other application guidelines, and who we feel will contribute to the overall cohort experience.  


Since all sessions will be via video conferencing, do I need to keep my camera on all the time?

Given the pandemic and the need to stay safe, all sessions will be virtual via video conferencing. We will require that participants have their video cameras on for all of the New Managers Institute sessions so that we can build strong connections with each other and engage in meaningful discussions.

Understanding that many of our meetings and interactions are via video, we will do our best to keep you fresh and engaged while on screen (e.g., we’ll schedule breaks to step away from the computer).


How many people will be in my cohort?

Generally, we try to keep cohort size between 18 and 20 participants.


What is the time frame of the cohort?

The New Managers Institute starts with an Orientation session and ends with a Closing session. In between, we will have sessions mostly scheduled every two weeks (with a couple of exceptions). Please refer to theNew Managers Institute schedule.


Will I get my money back if I don’t finish the program?

Sorry, we do not offer refunds if you don’t finish the program. However, we are willing to listen if there are extenuating circumstances.

Please keep in mind that if you receive a scholarship and do not finish the program, you may be required by the funder to return part or all of the scholarship.


What are the payment options/schedule?

Once you are accepted into the New Managers Institute and you agree to final costs (including whatever scholarships, if any, you get), we’re willing to work with you on a payment schedule that fits your requirements and constraints.


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