In order for emerging professionals (of all ages) to build careers that are both right for them and good for the world, they must take a very different approach from that of the past. To succeed, emerging professionals must “found their career” just as an entrepreneur might found a new organization.
This program helped me identify my purpose within social change work, as well as my individual strengths and weaknesses. It also empowered me to create a career that aligned with my passion and skill set.
Designed as a leadership exploration cohort for participants from diverse backgrounds and experiences, this program consisted of three non-consecutive full day convening held over a three month period. These convenings were located in Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Detroit. As a part of the cohort, I was exposed to different nonprofits, nonprofit leaders, and causes across Michigan. I attended all three convenings to maximize learning, networking, and clarity on making a career meaningful and impactful. Each convening featured local nonprofit leaders who provided advice and experience.
In addition, I gained access to Michigan Nonprofit Association’s resources through a new year-long “Career Development MNA Membership.” This membership provides on-going professional development and immersion into Michigan’s nonprofit sector.
More information about MNA and the second cohort of Leadership with Purpose participants can be found in this press release.