Leading Teams, Partnerships, and Collaborations Towards Greater Impact

10/19/22, 10/26/22

9:30 am - 11:30 am PT | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET




Too often strategic planning happens in a vacuum, visions casted, momentum built, plans written -- yet the people directly impacted by the plan (clients, donors, staff, volunteers, community) are left out. This process has led to plans that have failed to meet its full potential. Community engagement, though at times unwieldy and time-consuming, is critical to truly propel all variables towards a common goal. You’ll see that when done well, a snowball effect happens, where the impossible becomes possible. Learn strategies for engaging community stakeholders while balancing organizational/group needs (ie. strategy, mission, resources). Explore ways to leverage your leadership to build a collaborative and sound planning process.

Who Should Attend?

Professionals responsible for managing a team or leading a group

What The Training Will Cover

Day 1: 

  • The pros and cons of community-engaged planning and ways to mitigate cons

  • Steps to community-engaged planning from gaining input to building consensus

  • Participatory opportunities that allow for different types of community engagement in planning

  • Community input methods: surveys, interviews, documents, listening sessions

  • Best practices for communication with diverse stakeholders

Day 2: 

  • Framework for leading organizations and people with influence and agility

  • Embracing diversity and working through differences in experience and culture

  • How to handle change management and group dynamics

  • Building out participatory experiences that are mindful of cultural and other differences

  • Tips for building out surveys, interviews, and focus groups that safely engage the community


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Additional Information

All workshops are live. Registrants receive slides & handouts. It is expected participants will be able to be on camera and able to unmute for some portions of the training to participate in discussions. Full recordings are not provided. This training must be done sequentially. If you miss a session, please reach out to program@nonprofitlearninglab.org

Looking to register 3+ people? Email us at program@nonprofitlearninglab.org to receive $5 off per registration!

Please Note: 

We do not offer any other discounts for this training other than the member rate. Upon registration, you will receive a link to participate in the training. Please check your inbox or spam folder.


For 20 years, Leadership Savvy founder, Julie Ha Truong, has supported thousands of leaders in achieving real, meaningful change. Previously she led a complex public-private partnership that transformed a school district that greatly improved academic and health, and included the establishment of multiple clinics, a child care center, and youth recreation center. In her early years, Ms. Truong built an award-winning Capacity Building Program, strengthening organizations through collaborations, training, and grant-making. Julie's engaging approach makes her a welcome strategist, trainer, facilitator, and coach. She holds a Masters of Public Policy in Management and Leadership, is a CNM Certified Coach, teaches at AJU's MBA program, and speaks a second language: Mandarin Chinese.



1 hour of training = 1 credit hour