ConnectThree Networks are now Leadership Connections. Professional peer group networks for women of color currently leading or emerging in their leadership journey in the nonprofit sector. Leadership Connections are professional groups tailored to the specific professional pathway of its members and is committed to improving the nonprofit sector’s ability to make an impact by investing in its leaders who will think critically, act courageously and work collaboratively.
Our leadership groups range from C-Level professionals to emerging leaders just entering the nonprofit sector workforce. Groups are 6-8 women that meet monthly for lunchtime sessions that provide network connections, leadership coaching, peer support a confidential place to discuss challenges, a think tank to innovatively generate solutions, and educational resources to expand knowledge. Facilitated by nonprofit professionals that currently lead within the nonprofit sector and are trained to assist and lead the group in leadership development, problem solving and success coaching.
In addition to monthly sessions, there are workshops, retreats, and invite-only events hosted and/or developed by ConnectThree.
ConnectThree facilitates five networks designed for women of color at various stages of their career in the nonprofit sector.
Designed for C-Level Executives leading large organizations who desire to grow their influence and impact. The goal is to position executives to use their expertise to become a prominent influencer, thought leader and change agent in their fields. Leaders benefit from this network by first coming to the realization that they are not alone in their challenges and struggles. From there, leaders are empowered to acknowledge their expertise and tap into their own voices. Finally, participants are equipped with the tools and resources necessary to expand the sphere of influence and become current thought- leaders in the sector.
Designed for Director level professionals who desire to grow their professional expertise and impact leading small to mid-size organizations or departments. The goal of this network is to empower its leaders to fully embrace their recent promotion and prepare for future promotion. The primary objectives of this network is to equip leaders to maximize their leadership ability within their current role, increase their knowledge in all areas of nonprofit management, and help them grow their influential networks.
Designed for mid-management leaders that desire to advance to the executive level. Members of this network will learn what it means to make the right connects and how to benefit from them. This network will also have opportunities for experiential learning as well as fellowships that will allow participants to gain expertise and build broader networks. As a result, employers gain well-trained, more focused professionals who will become their future executives.
Designed to empower entry-level and emerging leaders in the nonprofit sector, with little to no prior leadership experience, to clarify their purpose, develop plans to pursue it, and obtain their first promotion. Members of this network will complete a career development plan that results in an increased desire to learn and achieve in your current role. Through the collaborative environment members will set goals and obtain the accountability and resources needed to achieve them. The network also ensures that employers benefit from the synergy of the network and maintain a creative and competitive edge as their employees learn best practices of the industry.
Designed for college students who are interested in merging their passion for making a difference and their profession. Facilitated on college campuses, participants must be junior and senior level undergraduate students or graduate level students who are interested or seeking careers in the nonprofit sector. Members will work to define their purpose, draft professional development plans, build their nonprofit networks, obtain internships with leading agencies of Dallas and gain access to mentors from top social service, health care and education agencies.
Leadership Connections Luncheons
Leadership Connections Luncheons brings together top minority women nonprofit leaders for a lunch hour of connection and conversation. Luncheons include time to network, a leadership development speaker or facilitated conversation and time to connect with nonprofit leaders from across the Dallas Metroplex.
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