Our leadership programs offer highly customized management trainings in business fundamentals, social innovation, and leadership effectiveness, teaching your employees the skills they need to improve your organization's financial, social and environmental performance. The Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (ELP), for nonprofit managers, has already been delivered to more than 100 emerging social enterprise leaders from Mercy Corps, Digital Divide Data, Save the Children, World Vision, and others. The Business Leadership Program (BLP) offers customized management training to high-potential staff at corporations such as The Standard and Blount International. Tailored to meet the unique needs of each participating organization, our programs offer participants the promise of leadership excellence for an evolving world.
Both programs are directed by Carolyn McKnight, curriculum designer for Portland State University’s MBA program—currently ranked as the best small MBA program in the world in the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes report. ELP and BLP classes are taught by professors from the PSU School of Business Administration. Topics include best practices and the latest trends in financial management, process improvement, project management, marketing, social innovation, critical thinking and leadership. Participants receive a certificate of completion upon the end of the course. See how Mercy Corps uses the ELP to train their next generation of leaders.
"As a result of my participation, I can be a true social entrepreneur: designing and leading need-based community development programs through better understanding of financial and business statements and utilization of a systems-based approach.”
--Rosy Choudhury, 2009 Mercy Corps ELP, Mercy Corps India.
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