About the ADVANCE program

ADVANCE focuses on strengthening and developing management and leadership skills. Key learnings will include:

  • Understanding and application of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social Intelligence (SI) concepts
  • Assessing and learning conflict management styles
  • Becoming familiar with and practicing effective communication techniques
  • Understanding the basics of managing others, including setting goals, conducting effective meetings, giving feedback, reviewing performance, and developing improvement plans
  • Understanding the principles of leadership and various leadership styles, including when to “switch gears,” for different situations

The training consists of mini lectures, relying on research from experts, along with significant experiential learning, practical exercises and group discussions.

2019-2020 ADVANCE Program Schedule

The training consists of six 3-hour sessions, one session every other week. All Sessions are from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and will be held at the Talbert House Executive Office at 2600 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH.

Fall: September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12 and November 26 

Winter:  January 7, January 21, February 4, February 18, March 3, and March 17 (location TBD)

Spring:  March 24, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 19, and June 2 (location TBD)

ADVANCE Graduation

Selection Criteria

Managers with at least six months of management experience but no longer than four years. To ensure the best opportunity for interactive learning and discussion, only two applicants from the same organization will be accepted and they must not be in a supervisor/direct report relationship. 

Previous ADVANCE program participants have represented a wide array of organizations including Artworks, Beech Acres, United Way, Talbert House, Stepping Stones, Planned Parenthood and Santa Maria Community Services. Examples of positions held by previous participants include Manager, Supervisor, Project Manager and Associate Manager. 

Program Cost

The total cost for the program is $375 due to the generosity of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Keeping the cost of the ADVANCE program affordable for non-profits would not be possible without the support of these funders, volunteer instructors and speakers.

NLIGC Payment Policy

Due to the generosity of our funders, our program costs are kept low to ensure equal opportunity for all non profit organizations. Additionally, the NLIGC needs to ensure that classes will be filled to capacity throughout the duration of the program.

Therefore, all payments will be collected in full prior to the start of the program. If you or your organization cannot pay in full prior to the deadline, we can create a payment plan based on your organization’s need. Please note, this payment plan must be created prior to the start of the program. If you have not paid by the deadline (or created a payment plan), class participation is at the discretion of the NLGIC.

If you are officially accepted into the program and then you choose not to complete the program or course, your tuition will not be refunded. Course of action for these situations will be handled on an individual basis. ​


Application Deadline

Now accepting applications for all 2019 classes.  Please visit the applications page to fill out an application.