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What if leaders got the opportunity to reflect, connect, and level up?

Leading Executives is an executive training program by Leading Edge for senior-most organizational leaders. Participants will learn dynamic leadership practices, receive constructive personalized feedback to speed and deepen their growth, and connect with a cohort of peer leaders for mutual support long after the formal program is complete.


Leading Executives is open to any senior-most professional leading a Jewish nonprofit organization—whether their title is “CEO”, “Executive Director”, or something else. The second cohort is open to leaders who have been in their role for five years or less.


Over the course of five months, participants will experience:

  • Evaluation: The “Leadership 360” evaluation, with personalized feedback for growth
  • Coaching: Ten 60-minute executive coaching sessions (or an equivalent stipend if the participant is in an ongoing coaching relationship)
  • Learning: One three-day, dedicated, in-person gathering to immerse in dynamic leadership skills and practices from Leading Edge and the Center for Creative Leadership
  • Connecting: Five 90-minute “Virtual Connections” calls to help each cohort of participants learn together and form supportive relationships that will outlive the program.


The second cohort of Leading Executives will learn from February 2023 through June 2023. The cohort will meet in person Sunday, April 16 through Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Virtual Connection calls will be on February 8, March 1, March 29, May 17 and June 7 (all Wednesdays) at 1:00 pm ET.

To deepen the opportunity for learning and connection across the sector, there will be a biennial community-wide gathering for all alumni of Leading Executives and the CEO Onboarding Program. The next gathering will be in 2024.


It’s hard to overstate how much effective, creative, dynamic leadership matters to an organization’s success in achieving its mission. But for too long, the nonprofit sector treated the corner office as a destination for leadership development and not what it truly is: a milestone along a never-ending path of making our leadership deeper, wiser, and more powerful.

This mindset is evolving, and Leading Edge’s CEO Onboarding Program (alongside many other transformative programs from many other organizations) has made CEO leadership growth more of a priority. Leading Executives expands and builds on that legacy, offering leadership development to more executives, more frequently (two cohorts per year), and asking for a shorter time commitment, to build a wider community of leadership practice in the Jewish nonprofit field.


Organizations whose leaders participate will contribute a fee of $1,500 toward program costs. They will also be responsible for air and ground travel for their leaders’ attendance at the in-person gathering. Leading Edge will cover lodging and meals during the gathering.


Applications for cohort two of Leading Executives are now closed. Click here to fill out an interest form and we will contact you when information about future cohorts becomes available. For questions or more information, please reach out to leadprograms@leadingedge.org.

“I want to thank the Leading Edge team for the opportunity to be a member of cohort one of Leading Executives. To say that I’m honored would be an understatement, and the coaching and content are already proving to be extremely valuable. Every aspect of the program is so well thought out and organized.” — Leading Executives Cohort One member

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