The Center for Leadership Development’s Past Opportunities

The Center for Leadership Development (CLD) at FPWA aims to increase the capacity of community and faith based organizations by strengthening leadership skills, organizational and program management, and civic engagement. 
Here is a listing of past professional development trainings:

Leaders Grow Together Executive Leadership Mentoring Program

2017 LEADERS GROW TOGETHER-1This year-long program harnesses the expertise of seasoned Executive Directors in the social services field. Our team of Executive Directors will serve as mentors to new and emerging Executive Directors and senior leadership of FPWA’s member agencies. Mentors will support non-profit leaders in strengthening leadership practices, and developing organizational work plans. Grounded in strategic thought processes and experiential learning, leaders will emerge with clear methods to address organizational sustainability and community impact.




Courageous Conversations Conference 2017

On May 17, 2017, our Courageous Conversations: The Culture of Nonprofits and Trauma Informed Service Delivery conference provided a platform for a fearless and intentional conversation about the impact of trauma and poverty in our communities. We also discussed the capacity to embed trauma informed strategies into the core practices of social service organizations.

*Check out photos from the conference here.


Resilient Communities Cohort: Strategies for Creating Sustainable Neighborhoods

Resilient Communities Cohort: Strategies for Creating Sustainable Neighborhoods is a five month program that supports faith and community leaders to help clarify systemic issues and generate innovative solutions. Participants receive one hour of individualized coaching at no additional cost.

Bronx Leadership Conference

FPWA’s Center for Leadership Development, in partnership with The Office of the Bronx Borough President and The Center for Bronx Nonprofits, brought Bronx nonprofits together for our first leadership conference Thursday, November 3, 2016. We discussed growing our leadership in the current environment, effective strategies for serving changing communities, the dynamics of community engagement, funding, building strategic partnerships, capacity building and creating transformative experiences.

*Check out photos from the conference here.

Classrooms in Motion: Creating Positive Environments

This is a two-month program for early childhood educators. Each month, participants attend a skills-building workshop that is tailored to help meet requirements outlined in the Common Core Standards. These workshops will provide participants with an opportunity to brainstorm new strategies, test out ideas already covered, and allow for feedback and support. This experience helps to reinforce the vision of creating classrooms that inspire children to learn and educators to lead with confidence.

Fall 2016 topics included: Concept Design and Instructional Learning, Successful Integration and Art and Movement.



The difference between good employees and great employees is that their managers take an active part in their development. We talk a lot about the performance review but not so much about all the dialogues and actions that should be happening throughout the year. How do you access growth potential in an employee and how do you capitalize upon it? How do you move an underachiever or an over-dependent employee towards success and independence? Learn about the important role you play as a manager and gain helpful strategies in moving employees from good (or not so good) to great!

Speak with Purpose

Our three month Communications Cohort Series, Speak with Purpose, serves to enhance your effectiveness as a communicator, increase your individual leadership skills, and work towards improving the visibility of your organization.

Classrooms in Motion, Spring 2016

CLD offers a three-month program for early childhood educators that provides opportunities to enhance classroom management skills and promote imaginative interactions. 

Ready to Lead Management Training Program

CLD’s leadership development program for senior level professionals is designed to prepare participants for executive leadership within their organization. They will enhance their skills, define their personal style, and clarify their vision for sustainable leadership.

Fundraising Executive Certificate Program

CLD launched the Fundraising Executive Certificate Program in 2015. Developed in collaboration with FPWA and the Baruch School of Public Affairs, the certificate program offers a unique and affordable opportunity to our membership. During the course of the ten-week program, participants will strengthen communication and develop strategies for building funding relationships. Upon completion of the program participants will be equipped to leverage these skills to increase resources and capacity within their organizations.

Please contact Aleciah Anthony, Member Outreach Coordinator for questions concerning our Center for Leadership Development.