Elevated Leadership Outline

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Elevated Leadership is a six-month leadership development experience created by the nonprofit sector for the nonprofit sector. If you are a mid to senior-level leader, this is an opportunity to evolve practical skills and knowledge to bring your best to the leadership of self, organization, and community.

Offering details:

  • Six modules delivered once a month between November, 2023 and March, 2024
  • 36 hours of instruction
  • All modules delivered in-person 
  • Limit of 24 people per cohort
  • Investment of $2,995 with opportunity for CAJG subsidy to be applied for by your employer
  • Facilitated by Mike Grogan and Leslie Tamagi

Learning is assessed through pre and post surveys on modules and key takeaways, self-assessed via reflection activities, and peer- and instructor assessed through feedback. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of module six.


  • Learn about your unique attributes and how to embody your strengths as a leader.  
  • Delve into your most pressing leadership challenges with others who understand your unique role.  
  • Reflect on, process, and apply new self, organization, and community strategies in a supportive environment.
  • Develop a personal leadership plan to support your leadership journey beyond the experience.  
  • Create a community of ongoing support and collaboration within your cohort.

Module Outlines

Begin to unpack leadership in the context of self, organization, and community. Meet your cohort of peers and immerse yourself in a collaborative learning experience that includes developing a personal leadership plan that will guide you on your journey.

Key Takeaways

  1. Build trust and commitment with a community of peer learners.
  2. Explore the concepts of leadership in the context of self, organization, and community.
  3. Get clear on your personal objectives and start a personal leadership plan.

Partake in a personal assessment and learn how to leverage your strengths as a leader. Get acquainted with your unique attributes and communication style. Anchor your leadership approach in a values-based perspective.

Key Takeaways

  1. Complete a personal assessment and get to know your needs and strengths.
  2. Develop your personal communication style.
  3. Leverage your unique attributes to mobilize a team’s efforts.  

Better understand leadership as a team practice. Learn to leverage strengths and develop an impactful team. Unpack the way power manifests in your organization. Learn how to create a sustainable organizational and team culture.

Key Takeaways

  1. Develop leadership as a team effort and get clear on how to support an impactful team.
  2. Learn from experts on how to create and maintain a healthy team environment.
  3. Understand the culture and dynamics of your organization and why this is important.

Get clear on how to create a sustainable organization. Sharpen strategic planning and change navigation. Promote inclusivity and belonging in the workplace. Strengthen collaboration with external stakeholders.

Key Takeaways

  1. Streamline your organizational strategy and how to communicate your impact to others.  
  2. Reflect on how to best navigate change in your organization.
  3. Develop strong relationships and nurture collaboration with external stakeholders.

Develop an understanding of how multiple stakeholders must mobilize to enact systems change through an experiential learning opportunity that explores the Vulnerable Youth Employment System. Learn practical tools to approach systems needs as a community of leaders in the nonprofit sector.

Key Takeaways

  1. Better understand the concept of systems thinking and how to engage different stakeholders.
  2. Develop a practical understanding of integrated systems via experiential learning.
  3. Gain familiarity with the relevant tools and resources that you can incorporate within your organization.

Process and integrate new learnings in a way that promotes personal and career sustainability. Consolidate your individual and group efforts into tangible, transferable results beyond the learning experience. Learn how to navigate when it all goes awry.

Key Takeaways

  1. Integrate and consolidate your learnings as a group and individual.
  2. Strategize about how to recover from setbacks and failure.
  3. Reflect on how to carry your learnings forward in a transferable and adaptable manner.

Reconvene as a community of leaders to unpack your experiences and strengthen transference of learnings. Come together to discuss your wins and wobbles and how to keep doing impactful work.


Mike is President and CEO of IntegralOrg and has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 25 years. He excels at inspiring nonprofit teams and leaders to tackle complex organizational issues in sustainable ways. Mike’s passion is helping folks understand the ever-evolving ecosystem and adapt by building personal and organizational capacity. From navigating change, to strengthening network development, Mike has worked with diverse stakeholders to lead programs and systems in a way that reflects the changing needs of the nonprofit sector.


 Leslie has more than 25 years of experience as CEO of diverse organizations. She understands firsthand the complex and unprecedented challenges facing leaders in the nonprofit sector today. For more than a decade, Leslie has worked with nonprofit leaders and organizations to strengthen capacity and develop strategic direction. She has mentored leaders to support their development journeys and is passionate about personal and organizational growth. Leslie is currently consulting in the nonprofit sector as the Principle of Leslie Tamagi Leadership Solutions.