Victoria Foundation and Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership Partner to Strengthen Next Generation of Greater Newark Nonprofit Leaders

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a competitive application process, a group of emerging leaders from 15 Greater Newark nonprofit organizations have been selected to participate in the second cohort of the Victoria Foundation Emerging Leaders Program at the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School. Over a twelve-month period, the group will meet once a month from September through August to take part in this unique and ground-breaking comprehensive approach to developing both personal and professional leadership skills and competencies. 

"There are many critical nonprofit organizations in Newark. This program offers top-notch leadership training to the emerging leaders in our community," said Irene Cooper-Basch, executive officer of Victoria Foundation. "Not only will this education and experience enhance their professional growth, but it will build a network of skilled nonprofit professionals who can work together to strengthen their organizations and the communities they serve as well as solve authentic problems plagued by our city." 

Research by The Bridgespan Group shows there is a shortage of senior leaders within the nonprofit sector. This program is geared to prepare those next generation leaders for their future roles by anticipating their responsibilities and preparing them for the challenges they will encounter.

"This transformative curriculum-based training and leadership development program is expressly designed to help nonprofit emerging leaders achieve their full leadership potential. Emerging leaders are the future builders of this sector. They will fill the growing gap at the top and with Victoria Foundation's support and this program, these individuals will be better prepared to do so," said Alex J. Plinio, co-founder, Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership.

Each monthly session includes formal instruction provided by practitioners and field experts, guest presenters from the Greater Newark area, as well as peer-to-peer discussions led by the group facilitator. Participants also receive ongoing one-on-one coaching and emotional intelligence assessment and education. Based on the belief that leadership can be learned, assessment of leadership effectiveness and training in Emotional Intelligence skills play an important role in this program.

We are pleased to announce the Victoria Foundation Emerging Leaders Program 2013-2014 Cohort:

Veronica Bailey














Unified Vailsburg Service Organization

Sheree Boone














Kids Corporation II

Natasha Conover














YouthBuild Newark

Chanda Dawadi














Brick City Development Corporation

Kevin Donahue














ReServe

Seth Friedman














Vacamas Programs for Youth

Roberto Frugone














La Case de Don Pedro

Didier Jean-Baptiste














St. Benedict's Preparatory School

Earl Lipphardt














Integrity House

Lori Montague














Jazz House Kids

Amy Mormak














Women's Association of NJPAC

Kahlil Nassiruddin














Babyland Family Services, Inc.

Donald Farrell














Community Foodbank of New Jersey

Janette Scrozzo














Covenant House of New Jersey

Charity Steinruck Ferreira














Philip's Education Partners

About Victoria Foundation

Victoria Foundation is a New Jersey-based private grantmaking institution, which was founded in 1924 by Mr. Hendon Chubb to honor his mother, Victoria Eddis Chubb. The Foundation has awarded over $225 million in grants, focusing its giving over the past 50 years to ameliorate the suffering of children and families living in poverty in Newark, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.victoriafoundation.org.

About the Institute for Ethical Leadership

The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School works with business and government, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and within Rutgers University to provide leaders and future leaders with the education, training and critical-thinking tools needed to become more effective leaders and managers and make ethical decisions for real-world challenges.  For more information, visit www.business.rutgers.edu/iel

SOURCE Rutgers Business School



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