Leadership Collaborative 2022-23 Application Now Open!

Support Center’s Leadership Collaborative engages emerging social sector leaders in a structured peer group to support, advise, and inspire their fellow leaders. The program’s goals include:

  • Increasing awareness of leadership style by providing a safe space for growth
  • Strengthening strategic decision making skills through case studies and a capstone project
  • Equipping leaders with tools to invoke change in the organizations and communities served

Through ten gatherings, participants learn creative solutions to management, operations, and sustainability challenges. Since the program’s inception in 2012, we’ve trained a diverse group of leaders from the NYC tri-state area representing all areas of the social sector.


  • Expert instruction from leading practitioners and subject matter specialists through tailor-made seminars and panel discussions
  • A 360 degree leadership assessment and DiSC(TM) profile to explore their personal and professional leadership and communication styles
  • Peer based learning and support through interactive exercises that foster creative thinking and collaborative problem solving
  • Networking with Support Center’s organizational partners and Leadership Collaborative alumni
  • Access to continuing education, mentorship and social opportunities


  • Leading change and influencing workplace culture
  • Nonprofit life cycles
  • Talent management
  • Strategic planning
  • Financial management
  • Board relations and fundraising
  • Data driven decision making

DATES: June 2022 – March 2023 (Monthly sessions, either half or full-day)
LOCATION: Virtual**
TUITION: The cost per participant is $1,200, with partial scholarships available on a case-by-case basis. Tuition is to be paid upon acceptance to the program and receipt of an invoice.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE (dates are subject to change): 
Summer Dates: June 15, July 14, August 18
Fall Dates: September 15, October 20, November 10,
2022/2023 Winter Dates: December 8, January 12, February 9
2023 Spring Dates: March 9

**Program dates might move to our training room located in Lower Manhattan in late 2022/early 2023 as per COVID guidelines.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Final deadline for applications: June 8, 2022
Applications will be reviewed and admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis until June 8, 2022. Since the admission process is rolling and the cohort will approach capacity over time, we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and bio via this portal. In order for your application to be considered, your cover letter must respond to the following questions:

  • Why would you like to participate in the Leadership Collaborative?
  • How does this program fit into your vision for your own professional development in the social sector?
  • What is your personal mission/purpose statement?

ADMISSION PROCESS: Applications will only be accepted online. Admission decisions for this program are made on a competitive and rolling basis.