Investing in Future Leaders

Transform how your organization develops its emerging leaders

Talent development is not just the responsibility of your HR team—it's a critical concern for your leadership team. In this program, your leadership team will develop a customized approach to talent development that will help you develop your organization’s next generation of leaders.

95%25 participants feel better equipped

Program Benefits

Investing in your organization’s future leaders is critical. A steady pipeline of effective leaders prepared to step up can lead to:

  • Greater retention of high performers
  • A stronger, more inclusive, and intentional culture
  • A team that is better prepared to thrive in dynamic and uncertain conditions
  • Greater stability and resilience within the organization

In this program, your team will:

  • Define what “great leadership” looks like for current and future leaders by crafting a set of equitable leadership competencies
  • Co-create professional development plans with your staff that you can use immediately
  • Create an action plan to implement talent development across the organization

Want to Learn More?

Who: Nonprofit leadership teams

Format: Online with structured team discussions and coaching support

Price per team: $15,000
(scholarships available)

Next session: AUGUST 2024; Enrollment for the fall cohort is now open.

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(Please note, if your organization is based in India, South Asia, or South-East Asia, visit our Bridgespan Nonprofit Development Program for our available programs. )


What Past Participants Say About Investing in Future Leaders

Ali Knight
"The program really pushed us to think critically about not only what our current emerging leaders need in order to grow as professionals, but also about the qualities we need in our future leaders for the organization to realize its vision for growth."

Ali Knight
Chief Operating Officer, Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Who Should Participate?

This program is designed for nonprofit senior leadership teams of three to six leaders—which is often the CEO/ED and their direct reports.

Top reasons organizations participate:

  • Your organization is growing, or you have completed a strategic plan and want the right talent to bring it to life
  • You want to ensure you’re centering equity in your talent development practices
  • You need to do succession planning for key senior leaders

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Why Do This Work as a Leadership Team

Leadership development is not just the work of the HR department or of individual managers. Leadership teams aligned on talent development ensure that all staff develop with a consistent and agreed-upon set of priorities in mind, reducing bias and providing opportunity to all emerging leaders. This program teaches your leadership team critical strategic management skills you can continue to use over time.

A team interacting with each other

How It Works

Your team is in the driver’s seat and can choose the pace that is right for you. Expert Bridgespan coaches provide support for your team’s point person, or project lead, via email, weekly check-ins, and one-on-one coaching at critical points throughout the program. Your total time commitment through the process will be about 25 to 30 hours per person.

The program is split into five steps:

Five steps to the program

Each step consists of:

Learn more about the program curriculum and how it works here. >>


Price: $15,000 for leadership teams

For organizations outside of the United States, or for teams with more than six members, please email us.

A limited number of scholarships are available to organizations led by people of color. Learn more. >>

Need help funding your participation? Learn more about how to request funding from your donors.

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the Request More Information form below or email us.

Step 2: A member of the Leadership Accelerator team will contact you within seven days to schedule a discovery call. We’ll ask you about your organization and team size.

Step 3: If we agree that the program is a good fit, we’ll send you an enrollment form!

Additional Information

Learn more about our other Bridgespan Leadership Accelerator programs

Download an overview and FAQ PDF of the program to share with your team

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