Organizational Takeaways

Some additional Takeaways of Transform – Certificate of Executive Nonprofit Leadership are:

Personal Vision Statement and Action Plan
You will learn CSL’s unique goal-setting system that will keep you proactively upgrading your goals for a lifetime. You will create a Personal Vision Statement and Aligned Action Plan with SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Aligned with your Vision Statement, Realistic, and Time-based) that will provide you with a renewed view of your professional capabilities, core values, and personal and organizational goals.

Co-Mentors
On the third day of Transform, you will select a Co-Mentor whom you will meet and correspond with regularly. This mutually strengthening relationship will encourage you to consistently integrate time into your busy schedule to step onto the balcony and observe yourself on stage after you complete the program and continue on your leadership journey.

Self-Awareness and Confidence
You will gain increased self-awareness and confidence in your organizational insight, strategic outlook and capability as a leader to consider organizational issues from various strategic perspectives.

Peer Network
You will join a peer network of other nonprofit leaders – and reconnect with them during follow-up sessions and online learning and networking through The Transform Continuous Learning Community – that you can tap into for coalition-building and continuous support.


Contact CSL
if you are interested in setting up a Transform – Certificate of Executive Nonprofit Leadership for nonprofits in your region, focus area or funding area.

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    I have worked with 5 national organizations and have had the opportunity to participate in several leadership development programs, all valuable, but none of which compared to the quality and depth of ECPNL...The quality of the presenters was second to none...I highly recommend this Program for nonprofit leaders at any stage of their career.

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    The workshop has really helped me to identify my blind spots. After this conference I will have an inclusive decision-making style. I will avoid the ‘I know it all’ attitude.

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    Tony was the perfect facilitator as he had walked the path I am on…I need more time for myself, I need to find balance and hone skills for my staff. I can learn a lot from Tony’s calmness and integrity.

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    Tony has a way of being that is authentic and welcoming. His passion and commitment was evident. The approach was powerfully and passionately delivered…The retreat absolutely exceeded my expectations. PASSION and TRUTH are contagious! Tony is an example of a confident, compassionate, gentle person who has made a difference in this world. He is very special and a treasure.

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    The conference affected my philosophy of leadership. It taught me not to be a dictator, but to have vision and be a listener.

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    Tony Silard and the Center for Social Leadership are indeed transforming the way nonprofit leaders lead.

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    Thank you Tony for helping me find my passion! Forty years of not knowing and to finally have an “ah ha” moment!

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