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Are you a newly appointed Community Action Agency Executive Director/CEO seeking to enhance your leadership skills and lean into the Community Action Promise? Join us at the New Executive Director’s Institute October 31 – November 1 for a purpose-centered two-day training event designed to prepare Community Action Executive Leaders for today’s unique challenges and opportunities. Centered around the Community Action model, attendees will explore leadership functions necessary for success including finance, board governance, HR, equity, and building organizational culture. The Institute will empower you with the knowledge and confidence needed to tackle the challenges and maximize the opportunities that come with being an Executive Director.


Understanding the Current Community Action Landscape: Gain insights into the unique characteristics, trends, and challenges within the Community Action Network and how they impact your role as an Executive Director.
Governance and Board Relations: Understand the roles and responsibilities of the CAA tripartite boards, enhance board effectiveness, and forge strong relationships with board members.
Advocacy and Public Policy: Discuss the current policy environment and how CAA Executive Directors can be effective advocates.
Financial Leadership: Learn the key areas of financial oversight and how best to work with your fiscal office and board of directors to ensure accountability and a strong financial position.
Ethical Leadership and Organizational Culture: Learn how to foster a culture of transparency, accountability, and ethical leadership within your organization, ensuring its long-term success and reputation.


The Institute is ideal for newly appointed Community Action Executive Directors, as well as those who have been in place for less than five years.

Join us for the Institute and embark on a transformative learning experience that will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead your organization effectively, foster sustainable growth, and make a lasting impact on your community. Register now and embark on a journey towards becoming an exceptional Community Action leaders.

NCAP is pleased to host this event within a thriving social enterprise, the Catholic Charities O’Grady Conference Center with catering provided by Sprig’s Café.