Citizens For A Better Norwood

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Leadership training benefits community organizations

Guest blog by Lupe Gonzalez-Hoyt

So often people wish to serve on boards of schools, nonprofit organizations, community and civic organizations. They have a vague idea of what this responsibility entails, and often figure “hard can it be to sit in on meetings?”

5 years ago, I chaired a Leadership committee for the ENX (Evanston-Norwood-Xavier) Community Initiative working to develop leadership training for grassroots leaders in our community. Two Norwood people who took advantage of this training are now effective board members and community leaders.

There is an opportunity for nonprofit board development through United Way of Greater Cincinnati Board Orientation & Leadership Development. One of our new board members graduated from this training and is doing an excellent job of leadership, and using his areas of expertise to benefit Norwood Service League. Call Taleen Cassidy at 762-7186 for more information.

Another leadership training opportunity for those who work for nonprofit organizations is The Nonprofit Leadership Development Institute of Executive Service Corp-Cincinnati. This a tuition based training is 1 day a month for 8 months, and includes a personal coach. I am personally committed to NLDI because my organization, the people we serve, and the donors who support NSL are benefiting from my participation. Call ESC at 791-6230 for more information.

Mention Norwood Service League referred you to these trainings. I’ll post other leadership trainings at other times.

As our city of Norwood and the community of people who live, work and raise our children, it is worth our time to invest in leadership training. Quality leadership is essential to any organization or group.

Lupe Gonzalez-Hoyt
Executive Director
Norwood Service League