ESC Free Leadership Professional Training and Tools

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Upcoming Free Training:

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ESC free Leadership Training, Resources, & Tools:
  1. Nonprofit Legal Issues (Published July 2020)

  2. Nonprofit Board Members' Role in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (Publicly announced 18 May 2020 | Filmed 23 June 2020)

    • Presented by Terra Winston, MBA, ESC Executive Coach and Board Member​

  3. June is Pride Month: Celebration and Reading List (Published June 2020)

  4. Celebrate Juneteenth: Observation and Reading List (Published June 2020)

  5. Calendar of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Holidays: Let's Celebrate! (Published June 2020)

  6. Open Letter from ESC CEO, Rachelle Jervis on 6 June 2020 (Published June 2020)

  7. Nonprofit Board Member Equity Training (Published May 2020)

  8. Nonprofit Board Member Annual Board Service Assessment (Published May 2020)

    1. This is a tool for nonprofit board member assessment. This matrix can be used to by Executive Directors, Board Chairpersons, Governance Committee Chairpersons, or as a self-assessment tool.

  9. Sample Employment Contracts and Policies (Published May 2020)

  10. Getting Your Second Wind: Even when Working from Home (Published May 2020)

  11. How to Teach Children about Charity: Philanthropic begins at Birth (Published May 2020)

  12. How to Make Your Video Conference Calls More Secure: 15 Fast + Free Ways (Published Apr 2020)

  13. ESC's Guide to Keeping Your Employees Safe During COVID-19 (Published Apr 2020)

  14. How to Manage Remote Volunteers (Published Apr 2020)

  15. 10 Free Video Conferencing Solutions (Published Apr 2020)

  16. How to Lead Remotely (Published Apr 2020)

  17. 7 Steps to Conducting Virtual Office Hours (Published Apr 2020)

  18. Nonprofit Mergers: Tips, Presentation, + Tools (Published Apr 2020)

  19. ESC's Guide to Listening (Published Mar 2020)

  20. How to Successfully Telecommute when Working from Home (Published Mar 2020)

  21. 15 Ways to Create “Belonging” at your Nonprofit (Published 2020)

  22. How CEOs Manage Time (Published 2020)

  23. More Than the Weather: Things to Talk About Besides Politics (Published 2020)

  24. Comprehension Masters (Published 2020)

  25. Tips for Creating a New Job Title (Published 2020)

  26. Office Space for Chicagoland Nonprofits (Published 2020)

  27. Sample Job Descriptions:

  28. 13 Ways to Improve Written Warnings and Manage Employees Better (Published 2020)

  29. Collaborative Intelligence: Humans and AI Are Joining Forces (Published 2020)

  30. Critical 'Praise to Criticism' Ratio in Strength-Based Leadership (Published 2020)

  31. Strategy Needs Creativity (Published 2020)

  32. The Surprising Power of Questions (Published 2020)

  33. What Most People Get Wrong about Men and Women (Published 2020)

  34. What Leaders Really Do (Published 2020)

  35. What Makes an Effective Executive (Published 2020)

  36. 3 Sample Progressive Discipline Policies (Published 2020)

  37. Progressive Coaching verse Discipline (Published 2020)

  38. Sample Performance Warning Verbal Scripts (Published 2020)

  39. Sample Performance Written Warnings (Published 2020)

  40. Leading a Nonprofit’s Staff By Rachelle Jervis, President & CEO, Executive Service Corps interviews Colleen Harvey, Executive Director of Playworks Illinois (Filmed 2019)

  41. Nonprofit Board Member Give Get Survey Report (Published 2019)

  42. Conflict Resolution Presentation by Dr. Thom Parrott-Scheffer (Filmed 2019)

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