Executive Director Training


It’s a fantastic program and worth every dime and every minute of time.” -Jenna Weatherred, Children’s Health Foundation.

Are you looking to become an executive director?

Are you in the private sector and looking to shift to nonprofits?

Have you recently been promoted or appointed to an executive director position?

Are you looking for executive director training to help you learn how to be a more effective leader in this role?

If so, Executive Director Academy is for you.

This is honestly probably the best training I’ve ever been to.” -Stacy Hiatt, HOPE for Longmont.

JVA’s Executive Director Academy (EDA) is a one-week crash course for those on the fast track to nonprofit executive directorship. The academy—an intensive course for prospective, new and learning executive directors—includes sessions on shared leadership, management, governance, fundraising, finances, marketing, grantwriting, program development and evaluation, and more, all tailored to the new ED.

What you receive:

  • Screen shot 2014-01-30 at 8.12.16 AM38 hours of concentrated sessions on what you need to know
  • A binder with handouts, tools and reference materials
  • Introductions to community leaders and experts
  • Additional books and resources relating to executive leadership
  • A peer network

Each session is geared to the things that nonprofit executive directors need to know right now to be effective in their jobs. All session are taught by JVA experts in the field who share with you what they know works—it’s not just theory! EDA graduates report that they not only have additional skills and knowledge to excel at their jobs, they have the confidence to do so.

To review the syllabus for EDA, click here.

To register for the next EDA, Oct. 6-10, 2014, click here.

If you want to participate and will be traveling from outside of Denver to stay for the week, don’t hesitate to contact us for information on places to stay, eat and other tourist attractions. Call 303.477.4896.

To download our EDA flyer, click here.