In 2023, Career Pathways will host two hybrid cohorts, a 5-month program and a 9-month program. Both programs will continue to provide its foundational programming, plus new modules on digital leadership and philanthropic practice in virtual settings, except at a different pace. Cohort participants will be prepared to address the field’s current issues and develop the network and skillsets necessary to address the issues of the future. Upon graduation, participants will join stellar executive leaders in the Career Pathways Alumni peer community.
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Learning Modules for 2023 Cohorts
- Individual Leadership | This leadership development module explores the different components of identifying and defining one’s identities and values in order to outline the steps towards becoming an authentic and visionary leader.
- Field Leadership | This module provides a combination of networking with seasoned Career Pathways alumni, exposure to mentorship circles, and field education to support personal and professional growth in relation to current and ongoing challenges in philanthropy.
- Organizational Leadership | This module focuses on management approaches, strategies for organizational development, and tools for motivating staff and partners in service of strategic goals.
- Culminating Presentation | This final module concludes the program by hosting presentations that further develop your skills of problem solving, analysis, and public speaking. It also represents an opportunity to put your leadership in action.
Career Pathways develops skills and networks unique to the philanthropic sector. Participants will leave empowered to instill equity in their practice and thoughtfully drive change throughout the sector.
These four interactive multi-day Learning Sessions will provide an in-depth and collaborative learning experience for the participants.
The live sessions will be complemented with a range of asynchronous videos, readings, and activities available via our learning management system.
Participants will receive five individual professional coaching sessions to explore their career obstacles and goals.
Career Pathways alumni will host small informal sessions with participants to explore their learning progress and career questions.
Philanthropy Exchange Network
Participant will have access to a cohort community in the Philanthropy Exchange.
Cost of Program
Individual Research Project
Participants will engage in a Leadership in Action Capstone, an individual leadership development project focused on addressing an organizational challenge or sector challenge. Learning Session 4 will be a colloquium format for participants to present their projects.
Professional growth and long-term success in the philanthropy sector requires balance. Career Pathways participants will have access to digital wellness resources and guides.
Program Comparison Chart
Both programs will provide its foundational programming, plus new modules on digital leadership and philanthropic practice in virtual settings. The table lists the differences and additional features of the longer 9-month program.
|Identify, clarify, and strengthen leadership style||Yes||Yes|
|Rich cohort experience and peer network||Yes||Yes|
|Discover executive voice||Yes||Yes|
|Network with executive leaders||Yes||Yes|
|Understand executive search||Yes||Yes|
|Mentorship circles with Career Pathways alumni||Yes||Yes|
|Opportunities to learn from sector peers from diverse areas of expertise||Yes||Yes|
|Access to Council member only resources||Yes||Yes|
|Develop Presentation skills||Yes||Yes|
|Executive Coaching||7 hours||4 hours|
|In-depth case study within institution||Yes|
|More time for self-learning and development||Yes|
|More in-person gathering||Yes|
|Individual Research Project and Presentation||Home Institution Case Study
||Leadership in Action Capstone