Develop Leadership

Nonprofits benefit when leaders and emerging leaders are effective, focused and resilient. At MAP, we work with leaders to help them:

  • access their best thinking
  • build productive relationships
  • navigate change effectively

Our Leadership Development programs include customized team development processes, Leaders Circles®, executive coaching, and  leadership training.

Leaders Circles® Confidentially Discuss Challenges and Ideas

Leaders Circles® are a proven way to develop leadership strengths. Our Leaders Circles® program has expanded to accommodate the needs of emerging leaders as well as C-suite leaders. Circles create the environment that allows you to:

  • Confidentially discuss challenges and ideas
  • Test ideas before “taking them public”
  • Identify solutions to challenging situations
  • Network with others who face similar issues
  • Learn from and get support from others

Circles are comprised of five-to-seven leaders at similar points on their leadership journeys who commit to participate for one year. Circles meet once monthly during the work day, for up to three hours. A trained, experienced coach works with each group.

Fees for Circles

$500 a year   Minnesota Council of Nonprofits members are eligible for a 15 percent discount. Once you join a Leaders Circle®, you receive a 20 percent discount on any MAP workshop or training you attend.

To Apply

Complete the online application. Upon receipt, we’ll review current opportunities and be in touch. Questions? Email or phone 651-632-7224.

Meet our Leaders Circles® coaches.

Executive Coaching for Nonprofit Leaders

Executive Coaching provides an ongoing one-on-one partnership with a coach to help you improve your performance and enhance the quality of your leadership. Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to your needs.

Fees for Coaching

Thanks to a partnership with the International Coach Federation Minnesota Charter Chapter, we are able to match nonprofit leaders with seasoned executive coaches for a fraction of the typical market cost. Nonprofit leaders interview, select and work with a coach for six hours of coaching for $375, which includes a $75 one-time enrollment fee and $50 per coaching hour. If you want to continue beyond the initial six hours, MAP will honor the $50 per hour fee for up to 12 total hours.


To start the coach matching process complete this online form and we will contact you with the next steps. Questions? Email or phone 651-393-2178.

High Impact Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

Leaders have a great influence on the success of their organizations. Emotional intelligence plays a big role. Find time this year to participate in High Impact Leadership through Emotional Intelligence.

The Art of Leadership

Team Development

Let’s strengthen your leadership team. We will bring experience with organization development, strengths-based development, change theory and emotional intelligence processes and will design and propose a process to assist your leadership teams and management teams. Strengthening team dynamics and increasing the abilities of teams to tackle current challenges can transform your organization and mission.


Fees vary based upon the team development plan we put in place. Let’s discuss your interests, situation and budget; then we will prepare a proposal for your review. To discuss team development, email or phone us at 651-393-2178.

We recently worked with insideoutcomes and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council on an intensive leadership development program that produced powerful results, helping arts leaders to access and unlock their potential. Learn more about the program in the video below, or contact Christine Hammes, director of strategic development at 651-632-7224.

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