Team NLC isn’t content to rest on our laurels; what happened in 2018 was pretty awesome but it’s also….so 2018.

We’ve been working on some top-secret projects for a while, and today we can share news–about two of them.

First up: we’re thrilled to announce that we’re going to be putting on 10 classes IN PINELLAS COUNTY this year! We’ve served Pinellas nonprofits and leaders in many ways and locations throughout our 20+ year history, and 2019 is the year we get back on the road to produce classes not only in our Training Center on Westshore Blvd. but also just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from your Pinellas office.

We’re partnering with local funders who will invite Pinellas nonprofits to attend 4 series of classes in Nonprofit Marketing & Communications, Board Governance, Leadership, and Fund Development. We’ll be excited to host you in venues like Collaborative Labs and the Juvenile Welfare Board, with more locations to come.

We’re pleased to bring you some of our most popular and highly rated trainers, too; think Sara LeonardAlyce Lee StansburyDr. John LoblackEllen NastirHeather Grzelka, and Bryn Warner!

The series will kick off this summer, so they’re not yet open for registration here on our site, but they will be soon! Expect more details in days to come.

These classes are made possible with generous funding from:

With additional support from Community Foundation of Tampa Bay & Wells Fargo.

And our second piece of news (for this week, anyway): is that all 8 of our Leadership Conference breakout sessions are now locked in!

We’re so excited to be working with so many Tampa Bay experts to bring you a broad range of personal and professional development insights and inspirations!

You can even more detail on our dedicated Leadership Conference page–and we shared a few of the fabulous female leaders you can expect to learn from at Conference in our International Women’s Day post–but here are a few teasers to get you started!

PANEL: Thomas Mantz and Mandy Cloninger will share the decision-making and step-by-step processes behind the Trinity Cafe-Feeding Tampa Bay merger as a case study of COLLECTIVE IMPACT and COLLABORATION in the nonprofit sector. Moderated by Breakout Room Sponsor Brian Butler of Vistra Communications.

PANEL: We’ve gathered 3 top, local nonprofit executives who began their careers in the for-profit sector to explore their processes for finding
PURPOSE and making a successful TRANSITION. Join Jessica Muroff, CEO of Girls Scouts of West Central Florida and NLC Board Chair; Gordon Gillette, EO Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County; and Wendy Johnson, Executive Director of the American Cancer Society, Southeast Region, for a fascinating discussion moderated by Breakout Room Sponsor Brian Butler of Vistra Communications.

We’re thrilled to invite NLC/UT Certificate of Nonprofit Management Graduate and consultant Tammy Charles to participate in her first-ever Leadership Conference breakout session! Tammy will help you to explore the essential elements of the perfect PITCH, clear ways to tie your story to your goals, both personal and organizational, and how to harness the power of PERSUASION.

Back by popular demand is NLC trainer and consultant Ellen Nastir. In her breakout session, you’ll discover your intrinsic motivations and how knowing your why can bring all areas of your life into alignment and focus. With strategies and tools in hand, you’ll increase your SELF-AWARENESS and isolate your CORE VALUES, bringing clarity and focus to your path in life and at work.

Also a repeat facilitator, NLC Director of Strategic Solutions Dr. John Loblack will help you build SELF-LEADERSHIP skills around taking responsibility for our outcomes, setting direction for your life and career, and managing priorities. He’ll also show you how to harness the power of OPTIMISM to reframe obstacles as opportunities and make meaningful, empowered choices to get to where you want to go.

Florida Blue’s Director of Health Programs Gay Poe will lead you through the 4 types of energy you have at your disposal and teach you how to maximize each–and deal with energy dips or imbalances–to reach your full potential. Because ENERGY MANAGEMENT is crucial to not only your daily activities but also your long-term goals. Wherever you choose to focus your energy–on that crucial project at work, your new-found hobby, or going back to school–you’ll have new tools and habits that will improve your PERFORMANCE and outcomes.

Studies tell us that during an average workday a person can an average of 2 hours a day (10 hours per week!) to interruptions. NLC trainer and consultant Margarita Sarmiento rejoins us again this year to show you how identifying your most common interruptions and developing personalized TIME MANAGEMENT strategies, you can regain control of your day. Take further control of your schedule and crave out important time for yourself by learning easy ways to avoid OVERCOMMITMENT. Whether it’s your teammates, your boss, your kids, or your friends, learn how to decline obligations gracefully and clearly.

Many successful leaders report that the worst times in their lives were the most impactful and share that only once they opened themselves to life’s lessons were they able to reframe their leadership style and definition of success to get to the top of their game.  Back by popular demand, Rick Bennett of Florida Blue will share mindfulness tools and techniques for BEING PRESENT in awkward or tense situations and being RESILIENT in navigating through them to personal and professional growth.

Hard to choose? You bet! Which is why we’ve also already locked these folks in for full, half-day classes so you can go even more in-depth on this critical leadership topics. Be sure to watch our Training Calendar for the full, half-day follow-on classes we host in our Training Center as we progress through 2019! (Or sign up for our weekly e-newsletter and have upcoming classes, events, and news delivered directly to your in box.)

Registration is still open for Leadership Conference, though individual seats are extremely limited. Don’t miss out; grab yours today. (Tables of 10 are also available.)

Thank you to our 2019 Leadership Conference Sponsors!