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 holding crucial conversations, conflict management, managing up, down and laterally, and team building

The training consists of professional presentations, interactive discussions, experiential learning, role playing, small group interactions, and a participant project.

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 are normally held at the Talbert House Executive Office at 2600 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH. 

Fall 2023:         September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, November 9, and November 30

Winter 2024:    January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 7, and March 21

Spring 2024:     April 11, April 25, May 9, May 23, June 6 and June 20

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Class sizes are limited to 20 participants.

ADVANCE Graduation

Selection Guidelines

Candidates are eligible who have from six months to four years of management experience. Managers with shorter or longer periods of service, however, also will be considered as circumstances warrant. 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, Children's Home of Northern Kentucky, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Lighthouse Youth Services, Otterbein, St. Joseph's Orphanage, 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 $400 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.

Invoices will be issued at the start of the program, payable in 30 days, unless a payment program is agreed upon at 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. ‚Äč

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Class sizes are limited to 20 participants.