SLC Leadership & Organizational Culture

May 10, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This is a 3 part training course. The first two classes will be a training on the evidence list and the last class (workshop) will be a time to have your organization work on the materials. By signing up for this training, you must attend all three classes.

Class dates & times:

  • May 10, 2017 from 9:00-3:00 p.m.
  • May 24, 2017 from 9:00-3:00 p.m.
  • August 17, 2017 from 9:00-1:00 p.m.
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Registration is PER organization. You may bring as many people as you'd like to attend.

We'd encourage board members & Executive Directors to attend together.

$150 member organizations/$300 for non-member organizations

About the training class:

This badge provides nonprofit leaders with practical, actionable skills and tools for developing high-performing agencies. Topics include application of proven leadership principles, the value and steps of strategic planning, creating a mission and value driven organization, and managing change within the organization. At the completion of the course, the participant will:
• Gain a deep understanding of organizational culture and how different aspects of the organization affect the culture.
• Integrate proven principles of leadership into all levels of the organization’s leadership
• Understand the value of strategic planning and demonstrate proficiency using tools to conduct the strategic planning process.
• Relate all organization activities to the organization’s mission and determine if certain activities or processes are obsolete and hindering the organization’s culture.

For more information on the Nonprofit Organizational Credential Program, click here.

 In order to receive the Leadership & Organizational Culture Badge, the organization must submit the following items to UNA to be reviewed:

Organizational Culture: Ares of Focus- List of 2-3 areas of organizational culture which need improvement, along with a plan of how these areas will be improved and a timeline for improvement

Organizational Culture: Mission/Vision/Review- If the organization has not reviewed its mission/vision/values in the past year, then provide documentation of a review process (who reviewed it, how the process was completed, and any changes made to the mission/vision/and values

Leadership: Assessment and Evaluation- Provide a template used by the organization to evaluate the performance of its leaders, including revision or version date. Explain the process the organization uses to evaluate the performance of its leadership, including who conducts the evaluation, how feedback is given, and how frequently feedback occurs (both formally and informally)

Leadership: Development Activities- Demonstrate the organization's commitment to leadership development by providing 1-2 items such as a calendar of leadership development activities, a sample of leadership training that has recently been completed, a working leadership development plan, a written policy on leadership development, a budget line item dedicated to leadership development, or other similar proof

Mission-driven Culture- Document2-3 short answer examples of your organization's focus on mission-driven culture in any of the following areas (you don't have to cover all areas). Including what has been done and what has been the cultural impact of these examples.

Client focused- how is the client focus evident in your organization's work?Total employee mission attachment- how is employee mission attachment achieved in your organization?Continuous Improvement Activities- How does your organization implement continuous improvement?Communications- how does your organization communicate strategically internally and externally?

Strategic Planning and Change Management: Sector Scan- Include your most recent sector review or template of such. Whether internal or external, simple or sophisticated depends on the complexity and maturity or your organization, but at a minimum, the review should assess the political, regulatory and social environment as well opportunities for collaboration. Note the date of the most recent scan and by whom it was completed and reviewed (previous scans acceptable as long as completed less than a year before completion fo the badge)

Strategic Planning and Change Management: SWOT Assessment- Provide evidence of a recent SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) assessment by uploading the completed assessment and the date the assessment was completed (previous SWOT acceptable as long as completed less than a year before completion of the badge) Note how the assessment results were used by leadership to inform how the organization operates. MAY BE COMBINED WITH YOUR STRATEGIC PLAN

Strategic Planning and Change Managment: Organizational Change- Provide an example of a change your organization has made or endured SINCE your participation in the Badge course, or plans to make or endure in the next six months. In a 2-3 sentence explanation, show how leadership handled the change (or plants to handle the change), considering all of the variable factors at stake, in order to maintain or improve the organizational culture

 Facilitated by:  Silvia Castro and Sonya Martinez

Silvia Castro, MBA has more than 15 years of experience in change management, workforce development and strategic planning. She has worked extensively with executives in both non-profits and for profits in multiple projects and initiatives, ensured smooth transitions, create working boards and customized employee training/performance measures. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Business from Westminster College and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Utah. She is a certified trainer in Cultural Intelligence, Project Management and a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Sonya Martinez, MSW has over 15 years of experience as an experienced administrator for non-profits that focus on social work, advocacy, and community development. She understands workforce management from a multicultural/multi-generation framework. Sonya currently serves on the Utah Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, and served on the Utah Anti-discrimination and Labor Division Advisory Council. She holds a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Utah, a Certificate in Non-profit Management from Georgetown’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership and is licensed as a Certified Social Worker.

Contact Email:
Contact Name:
Brooke Dimond
Contact Phone:
Utah Nonprofits Association
Price Info:
$150 per organization/ $300 for non-member organization