Our Leader Development Program: Identify the Competencies You Need
As a nonprofit leader, it’s crucial to have a clear vision of where you want your organization to go and the best way to get there. Influential leaders can set goals, motivate their team, and create an atmosphere of collaboration and support. To ensure that your organization runs smoothly and successfully, you’ll need to focus on several key areas, including communication, decision-making, strategy, and team building.
At the heart of being a good leader is the ability to inspire trust and confidence in those around you. This requires taking an active role in developing your team by providing resources and opportunities for growth and being honest and transparent in your interactions with your staff. Building strong relationships with stakeholders, donors, and other organization supporters is also essential.
Whether you’re just starting as a leader or looking for ways to improve your existing skills, many resources can help you assess and develop your leadership abilities. From books and online courses to leader development programs, plenty of tools are available to help you hone your skills and become a more effective leader.
DCM’s 360 Leadership Assessment
At DCM Associates, we believe that great leaders are made, not born. Our 360 Leadership Assessment measures a candidate’s behavioral traits, cognitive abilities, and professional interests. This assessment is helpful when considering upper-level leadership openings and promotions at your nonprofit. We can help you identify the competencies you need to grow your leadership development practices.
This assessment can help your organization identify the critical competencies needed for an individual to become a strong leader. Our non-threatening approach can help you identify performance perceptions as viewed by various groups of the leader’s colleagues and stakeholders. The feedback is given openly and honestly, helping leaders improve their leadership skills and understand how they are perceived in the workplace.
As a high-performing leader, you always look for ways to improve your effectiveness. In this process, you are sharing with your team that you value their input and intend to apply it to enhance your leadership abilities. By participating in this system, you are demonstrating that commitment by actively seeking feedback from those around you and using it to become a more decisive leader. Through this process, you can gain valuable insights into your leadership style and learn how to most effectively utilize the strengths of your team members to achieve common goals. By sharing this plan with your coworkers, you are establishing yourself as an individual interested in becoming a more effective leader and utilizing the talents of those around you to achieve your best results. After implementing this feedback and making any needed adjustments, you will be ready to continue leading your team toward new successes.
Please contact Michele Hickey, Executive Vice President, to schedule a conference call to answer any of your questions and to discuss our affordable prices. Discounts are available when you also purchase our online courses.
Choose DCM Associates
DCM Associates has extensive experience helping organizations develop comprehensive nonprofit boards. We can help you assess your current leadership needs and develop a plan to address them. We can also help you implement and monitor your plan to ensure success. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you develop a comprehensive succession leadership plan.