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

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 09:00 am to 04:00 pmLocation: Bucks County Community College - Newtown Campus - 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940


Registration for this course is through Bucks County Community College. For more information visit their website - http://www.bucks.edu/businesscareer/pro-dev/browsebyindustry/nonprofitmanagement/

Effective leadership doesn’t happen by chance or accident; it comes from thoughtfulness, intention, effort, and more.  It is a journey, not a destination.  And while everyone loves to talk about their own or someone else’s “leadership style,” the reality is if you have just one style of leadership you will never be an effective leader.  Effective leaders have a toolbox filled with styles.

All leaders have a “kneejerk style of leadership.” Effective leaders, however, take it well beyond that.  This class is for current and future leaders who aspire to be the leader their organization deserves:  one who motivates, inspires, earns trust, and gets results. It will take you through a series of reflective exercises to help you understand what leadership is—and what it is not—and where you see yourself as a leader—or not.  It will provide a tour of different approaches to leadership to help you identify the tools you need in your successful leader’s toolbox.  Most of all, it will force you to think about what leadership means for you and your organization.

Category: Audience: Executive directors, board members, senior staff, those who aspire to leadership Certificate Programs: Nonprofit Management

Event Location

Date: April 19th, 2023

Location: Bucks County Community College

Address: 275 Swamp Road

Newtown, PA 18940

Fee $159


  • Laura Otten, Ph.D.

    Laura Otten, Ph.D., is the Director of La Salle University’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership.

    She is a tenured member of La Salle’s faculty and was the Executive Director of The Nonprofit Center from 2001 through May 2021.  She began her affiliation with The Center shortly after it was formed in the early 1980s, working as a consultant and instructor, primarily in the areas of governance, strategic planning, coaching, and program evaluation, and she continues to serve as a consultant and instructor with The Center.  She is a national expert in numerous aspects of nonprofit management and governance.  Her weekly