Leadership Programs

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 innovation, financial, social and environmental performance. The Emerging Leaders 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. Tailored to meet the unique needs of each participating organization, the ELP offers participants the promise of leadership excellence for an evolving world.

The ELP is directed by Carolyn McKnight, co-founder of Impact Entrepreneurship and leadership curriculum designer for Portland State University’s MBA program—ranked as the best small MBA program in the world in the Aspen Institute’s Beyond Grey Pinstripes report. Learn how Mercy Corps uses the ELP to train their next generation of leaders.

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Leadership Clients


"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.