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Five Weekly Sessions via Zoom
Fridays  -  4/9,  4/16,  4/23,  4/30,  5/7
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

Nonprofit Leader as Coach: How to Build and Support Strong Teams - Nonprofit Learning Cohort

Cohort Leader
Anna Young, Principal, Anna Young Leadership Coaching

Are you interested in building your coaching skills to support your leadership and management style, while at the same time having the opportunity to explore some of your own professional challenges within a safe and confidential space? Would you like to expand your understanding of coaching and how to support your team members in ways which lead them to have greater autonomy and ownership of their work, as well as building greater work satisfaction? Do you want to explore ways to be a supportive leader and manager within the constraints of working remotely? 

This five-session interactive series will provide you with coaching tools and frameworks, while allowing you practice these with your peers, using real-life challenges that you are facing, working with an experienced executive and leadership coach. Each session will tap into some of the brain-science behind creating supportive working environments. Participants will receive tools and templates that they can use themselves as well as share with their teams.  The sessions are designed to be applicable within the remote working environment as well as translate to a return to the workplace context.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have:

  • Built an understanding of the critical role coaching approaches can play for them as leaders
  • Become familiar with and confident in  using coaching best practices and tools within their teams. 
  • Had the opportunity to practice and apply these skills in providing peer support to each other. 
  • Been able to tackle a leadership challenge they are currently facing in a safe, supportive, confidential environment.

Over the course of the work together we will: learn new tools; use real life challenges to gain new perspectives and pathways forward;  and, practice the role of ‘leader as coach’. 

In between sessions participants will have the opportunity to apply and reflect on how these tools are applicable in their day to day roles.



Session 1


Apr 9            

Kick-Off and Introductions: 

Introductions. Establishing a safe and confidential space.  Exploration of personal leadership styles and some of the philosophy behind coaching as a leader and when where appropriate. In between sessions: think about a challenge that you are working on that you would appreciate support in.


Session 2


Apr 16             

The Art of the Question and Creating the Right Environment:

A lot of ‘coaching’ is about asking the ‘right question’ in a way that opens up new thinking.  The one that will help someone have new insights about a problem they have been struggling with. In this session we will look at and practice  questions that lead to insights and unlock new solutions as well as explore ways in which we can help people get their brains into ‘solution-seeking’ mode.


Session 3


Apr 23

Putting it into Practice:

In this session we will apply the tools and what we have learned so far to support each other in thinking through a particular challenge. The aim is for each participant to walk away from this session have practiced the coaching mindset and also been able to develop new ways of thinking about a challenge that they are managing.


Session 4


Apr 30

Managing Stress and Burnout:

When your team members can’t think for themselves how can we support them to take the necessary steps to be able to return to a state of balance? And what about when it happens to us? In this session we will learn and commit to practices that support well-being.


Session 5


May 7

Continuing the Journey:

Is your backpack well stocked? In this final session we will revisit the challenges that we brought into this series and reflect upon what has shifted and where we might continue to need support. We will also look at what additional tools and resources will be useful to help us continue on.

Additional Guidelines

  • This learning cohort is intended to support Oregon-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits statewide. 
  • Participants make a commitment to all sessions so we can collectively work together and build a network of support. 
  • Conversations will be held as confidential to allow for depth and breadth of exploration
  • This session is targeted towards experienced leaders who are looking to both expand the repertoire of leadership skills at their disposal, and work on their own commitment to self development as leaders.
  • Limit is 15 individuals per cohort with no more than two representatives from one organization.
  • Participants make a commitment to attend all sessions.

Please send questions and comments ahead of the session to

About the Cohort Leader

Anna Young, Principal, Anna Young Leadership Coaching

Anna Young is an accomplished executive and leadership coach, facilitator and experienced senior leader.  She creates the space for leaders as individuals and in teams to explore key opportunities and challenges and develop capacity to be more effective in their work. 

Her integral approach brings the whole person to the table - combining cognitive, emotional and somatic wisdom to create vision, ignite solutions and fully engage. Her continued experience as Vice President of Strategy and Learning in a large international non profit  enables her to blend  apply the integral methodology from her Coaching Certification at New Ventures West with her own direct experience of the challenges of management and leadership. She is accredited through the International Coaching Federation.

Anna has worked in the non-profit sector for over twenty years, focusing on conflict resolution and civil society engagement as well as strategy, organizational learning and leadership development.



$75 for NAO Members
$150 for Yet To Be Members

The NAO member discount will be applied after you select "Register Now" below. You must be logged in to your member account to receive the discount. 

You will receive a registration confirmation e-mail. A link to access each weekly virtual cohort session will be sent to registered participants by the Cohort Leader prior to each session.

If you have questions or trouble registering contact



April 9th, 2021 12:15 PM through May 7th, 2021 1:30 PM
Online Event
Price $ 150.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Operations & Planning
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding