What Makes a Superior Leader? Creating and Mastering a Successful Leadership Style - Nonprofit Leadership Development

What Makes a Superior Leader? Creating and Mastering a Successful Leadership Style

Date and Time: January 24th, 2017 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pm Location: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC - Two Liberty Place, 50 South 16th Street, Suite 3200, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Registration for this course is closed. Please contact us on 215-991-3676 to inquire about any remaining spaces or to be placed on a waiting list.

Your skills and experience have prepared you to serve as an executive director or board leader. But education and experience don’t necessarily prepare us for the specific demands of nonprofit leadership. How well do you know your own leadership style? Are you democratic, paternalistic, a delegator, an autocrat, a collaborator, a coach or a steward? Effective leadership is not something that happens by accident, nor does it have to be inherent. Even if you believe that leadership is not something that can be taught, it most certainly can be developed. It is the successful leader who recognizes the skills he or she needs to focus upon and hones them in support of the specific role as organization leader. You start by developing a consciousness of your own style, the example you set for others and how your style impacts on your organization.

This class is for current and future executives who aspire to be the leader their organization deserves: one who motivates, inspires, earns trust and get results. We will explore the essence of nonprofit leadership while looking at the leadership styles of others to develop an understanding of the traits that make for successful leaders and distinguish them from managers, understanding the strategy behind the words: “I don’t like to be managed. But if you lead me, I’ll follow you anywhere.” (unknown).


Please note this class has a snow date of 2/2/2017. If we have to cancel this class due to weather it will be moved to this date but it will not necessarily be held at the same location.

Audience: Executive directors, board members, senior staff, those who aspire to leadership.

Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management

Event Location

Date: January 24th, 2017

Location: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Address: Two Liberty Place 50 South 16th Street, Suite 3200

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Member $129
Non-Member $159


  • Laura Otten, Ph.D.

    Laura Otten, Ph.D., has been the director of The Nonprofit Center since 2001. She began her affiliation with The Nonprofit Center shortly after it was formed in the early 1980s, working as a consultant and trainer, primarily in the areas of board development, strategic planning and program evaluation and she continues to play these roles, in addition to providing direction and leadership to The Nonprofit Center’s educational, consulting, and leadership development programs.  In 2013, she helped launch and became the first director of the Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership at La Salle University.  Laura  is a national expert in numerous aspects of nonprofit