Gain Valuable Skills. Grow your Knowledge and Confidence. Apply for ELP!

At CVNL’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) for nonprofit professionals, leaders in nonprofit organizations gain a greater awareness of their leadership and management style as well as additional skills that all talent need to help them and their organizations succeed. But don’t take it from us. Below ELP graduates share their experiences:



I did not know what to expect from ELP but I was excited for the training. After going through the training I will say that every leader, manager or person hoping to become upper management should take the program. This program helps shed light on the intricate details of operating an organization. There were so many helpful courses but my favorites were branding, donor cultivation and the breakout sessions where we were able to engage with other working professionals. After this program my understanding of operating and leading a nonprofit has increased. I am more confident in my role as a manager. I see the importance behind the policies that are set in place for our organization to function. — Rondell Gibson, Senior College Advisor, 10,000 Degrees


This program is the latest chapter in my wholly satisfactory experience with CVNL. I’m finding myself encouraged to strive to higher levels than I’d thought possible, with great support along the way. It would seem that the sky truly is the limit – thank you, CVNL! — Ellyn Weisel, Development Director, WildCare


I really appreciated that the learning was practical rather than theoretical. I walked away with so many valuable tools, resources and conections. This training will benefit my organization in the immediate future as well as my own professional development. — Julia Matison, Director of Program Services, Boys & Girls Clubs of Napa Valley


I had such a wonderful experience participating in Napa’s first ELP, and I know that so much of the work that went into running this great program was done by CVNL. It did not go unoticed, and it was very much appreciated! Not only was the program full of professional development opportunities, it was timely for me as a newcomer to Napa to have the chance to grow and learn alongside my peers who also work in the local nonprofit space. — Melissa Habedank, MPH, Director of Strategy & Inovation, OLE Health

We would love to include you, or a member of your staff, in the next cohort scheduled to start in mid October in Napa. Spring 2018 dates are also set for Marin and Napa Counties. Sharpen your leadership skills. Expand your network of peers. Challenge yourself — and others — to become more adaptable and courageous. Be a part of CVNL’s Emerging Leaders Program!

Ready to apply? Click here below to complete the online application, or contact Katelyn to talk about tuition, scholarships, or group rates: 415.448.0330. We can’t wait to build a stronger, more sustainable social sector in the Bay Area with you!