Executive Director Training

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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 (EDA) is for you.

As a new or prospective executive director, you’re probably facing a lot of urgent challenges and questions that you’ve never had to tackle before. It’s easy to become overwhelmed just trying to figure out what questions you should be asking yourself, your staff, your board, and your donors.

Over the past 27 years, we have been fortunate enough to work with some of the most talented new and established executive directors—helping them to navigate their biggest concerns and celebrating their accomplishments—and we have rolled all of that knowledge into EDA. By combining the real world experience of our clients, our own experiences as nonprofit staff, board, and volunteers, and extensive research on best practices and trends, we have created a five-day executive director boot camp that you can’t afford to miss.

EDA includes sessions on shared leadership, management, governance, fundraising, finances, marketing, program development and evaluation, and more. This training is not the same old boring lecture you’ve experienced before—all sessions include interactive activities, handouts to refer back to, and concrete examples of how these tools can help you succeed as an executive director.

If you’re tired of digging for solutions after the problem has already occurred…

If walking this new path alone sounds intimidating…

If you are unsure about what your next steps should be…

Register for EDA today!


To register for the October 12-16, 2015 EDA, 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.

To download our EDA syllabus, click here.

Did you know that JVA’s training memberships can save you money on our most popular trainings, including EDA, Social Enterprise BaseCamp, Development Director Intensive (DDI) and Evaluation Intensive (EI)? Our Level 4 Membership can save you nearly $500 off the cost of attending all our intensives and academies alone—PLUS, you get to send any two members of your organization to any of our other trainings for a full year from the date of purchase. Click here to learn more about our training memberships or give us a call at 303.477.4896.