Spitfire Strategies Executive Training Program
The training for me was relevant, timely, challenging and most importantly, transformative. Spitfire is outstanding, providing direct leadership training and promoting leaders. Expect me to step up and into my empowered role as an Executive Director.
- 2012 ParticipantSpitfire does an excellent job. It is really challenging to take time away from the office, but this program was so worth the time. I really feel like it will directly impact my organization's effectiveness.
– 2012 Participant
For more than a decade, Spitfire Strategies has helped the country’s best and brightest nonprofit executives build their capacity to use communication to create positive social change. Through Spitfire’s annual Executive Training Program, nonprofit executives improve their strategic thinking and build tactical skills that enable them to support and advance their entire sectors. Participants consistently rate this program as one of the best professional development training courses they have attended. Through a mix of in-person workshops, online learning and direct one-on-one technical assistance, Spitfire’s Executive Training Program offers nonprofit leaders an unparalleled opportunity to become stronger, more effective communicators while building their organizations’ capacity to use communications to reach their goals.
In addition to working with Spitfire’s top-notch coaches and trainers, participants are exposed to premiere communication experts from a variety of fields. Sessions range from Spitfire’s own communication tools -- such as the Smart Chart™ and Just Enough Planning Guide™ -- to effective social media strategies, brand strategy, visionary speeches and foundation outreach. Each interactive session features tips and skills participants can immediately apply to move their target audiences to action – from storytelling to effective presentation delivery, to visionary speeches and more. The two in-person sessions are complemented by
a series of monthly webinars and a tailored consulting package that enables participants to share the learning with their colleagues.
With more than 230 alumni and counting, Spitfire Strategies’ Executive Training Program has a proven track record of helping nonprofit leaders:
- Design and evaluate a comprehensive communications strategy tailored to their organizational goals;
- Develop vital personal communications skills;
- Integrate their program and communication goals;
- Make informed choices about how to allocate limited communication resources; and
- Build a personal network with other leaders in the field.
Spitfire Strategies President Kristen Grimm leads a workshop at the Executive Training Program
Participants must be nonprofit leaders who can implement lessons learned and make decisions for their organizations that lead to real change, both internally and externally. Tuition is generally provided by an existing funder.
In 2013, all participants will come together for two three-day training sessions in Washington, D.C.
- Session One: March 26 - 28
- Session Two: May 29 - 31
A tuition fee of $15,000 includes two in-person training sessions, a year-long monthly webinar series, training materials, access to the Executive Training Program Online Resource Center and a bank of individual consulting time. For $20,000, participants receive additional consulting time, a site visit* and a one-hour coaching call with Spitfire president Kristen Grimm. All participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to Washington, D.C.
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