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.

Program Schedule

The training consists of six 3-hour sessions, one session every other week.  The training sessions are held at the Talbert House Executive Offices from 9 am to noon. 

Advance 2018 Schedule

Winter: January 9, January 23, February 6, February 20, March 6, March 20

Spring: April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29, June 12

Fall A:    September 18, October 2, October 16, October 30, November 13, and November 27 

Fall B: September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15 and November 29



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, Interact for Health, Duke Energy, the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./ US Bank Foundation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. 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 2018 classes.  Please visit the applications page to fill out an application.