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Executive Leadership

NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program:

Applying the power of revolutionary thinking and performance

"I consider Achieving Excellence to be the best executive training program for community development in the country, if not the world. It has produced a cadre of national leaders who are profoundly shaping the future of our field."
- George McCarthy, Ford Foundation

The NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program is a performance-driven organizational investment opportunity for seasoned executive directors and senior staff of nonprofit organizations. Through NeighborWorks America's collaboration with Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and with lead program architect Douglas K. Smith, organizational performance and learning expert and author of Make Success Measurable!, you will be privileged to take part in a performance program unlike any other — one that assists you in taking your skills and knowledge to a level you may not have thought possible.

At the beginning of this intensive program, you will select a specific and significant challenge facing your organization — a challenge whose solutions can dramatically change not only how your organization operates, but also provide the impetus for change in the entire industry.
·         Overview
·         What You Can Expect to Get Out of the Series
·         How Much Time Will It Take
·         What We Look For in a Candidate
·         When and How Do I Apply?
·         Program Cost
·         Case Studies and Profiles
·         Download a Program Brochure [PDF]

Achieving Excellence is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors:

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The numbers of how many we have helped have doubled if not tripled, in part due to a better accounting, but also partly due to our strategic participation
Member of a board whose Executive Director participated in Achieving Excellence

Training & Services

For more information, contact:

(800) 438-5547
(202) 760-4000