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Join the Staff Development Coalition!

Helping nonprofit staff reach professional and personal excellence

Join the Staff Development Coalition to receive discounts on professional and leadership development training. To learn more or sign up for the coalition, contact Kendra B. Demuth,, HR & Learning Programs Associate.

Staff Development Coalition members suggest topics and trainers. The coalition is working to

  • Provide high quality and relevant learning opportunities for nonprofit staff
  • Reinforce learning and increase transfer to the employee's job by having multiple people participate from an organization
  • Promote, strengthen, and reinforce a vibrant “culture of learning”

These workshops help nonprofit staff and leaders reach professional and personal excellence through thought-provoking workshops led by national and regional trainers/experts. Learning can improve how staff members work with each other and with the communities they serve.

Typically sessions are 3-6 hours long but during COVID sessions are virtual and run one and a half hours. These learning sessions provide affordable staff and leadership development on topics such as staff retention, diversity and inclusion, cultivating empathy and emotional intelligence, building leadership skills, improving communication, and handling difficult conversations. Topics are suggested by the Staff Development Coalition and are designed to be especially relevant for nonprofits that serve diverse and vulnerable populations.

Upcoming Staff Development Coalition Workshops

Should you have specific questions about the online trainings please contact Kendra B. Demuth,, HR & Learning Programs Associate.

Changes to Staff Development Coalition Workshops During COVID

Due to COVID-19, we are continuing to do one-in-half hour online lunch box workshops. The Staff Development Coalition is working to provide webinar topics relevant for these uncertain times.

Resources for Managing Remote Staff

Check out Prepare. Respond. SERVE. for resources on adapting to remote work during COVID-19. Guidance on how to prevent work disruptions, and stay connected to files, data, and colleagues while some or all staff members are working remotely is shared. We also provide advice on management practices and HR policies that support remote work.