Curriculum

 

We believe that all people can be leaders, because leadership is a practice, not a position. Through our leadership education programs, we help build the practice of cross sector leadership by focusing on collaboration and communication across non-profit, corporate, government, academic, and other sectors.​​

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

We build on established tools in the field to help Fellows answer the questions:

  • What are my strengths?
  • How do I influence and impact others?​
  • How do I share and receive information and feedback?
  • How can I best leverage these aspects of myself in my practice of cross-sector leadership?

9 CROSS SECTOR LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Through independent research and observation the Presidio Institute has identified a list of nine universal skills which cross sector leaders use in their practice:

Cross Sector Leadership Skills

BUILDING TEAMS​

  1. Developing Trust
  2. Managing Power Dynamics & Conflict
  3. Fostering an Innovation culture

SOLVING PROBLEMS

  1. Understanding Impact on People
  2. Taking a Systems Approach
  3. Defining Results & Using Data​
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ACHIEVING IMPACT

  1. Sharing Knowledge & Learning
  2. Using Leverage Points
  3. Aligning Motivations & Values

MODELS AND PRACTICE OF CROSS SECTOR COLLABORATION

By learning with and from leaders practicing cross sector leadership, and those that study, chronicle, and codify their work, leaders will explore:

  • What are the known models of cross-sector collaboration and what results are they best equipped to produce?​​
  • What differentiates cross-sector collaborations that have had measurable impact from those that have not? 
  • How have they defined problems and results?
  • How do the partners work together? How have the partnerships been structured?​​​

View the 2016 Cross Sector Leadership Overview​