ICL custom training brings new knowledge, skills, and perspectives to your organization, conference, or meeting — anywhere across North America. Using practical models and theories developed in the field and from academic research, our workshop sessions are highly interactive. You will exchange ideas and share experiences with your peers to find the best direction to increase your effectiveness. You or your team also may access ICL training through our public programs.
Customize these ICL workshops for your organization,
conference, or meeting
Our most often requested ICL workshops are listed below. All sessions are available in 90 minute, 3 hour, or 1 day formats unless noted otherwise. Session content and description may vary depending on the length and need of attending organizations. Contact Peter Lane for more information or to discuss availability of other workshop topics and download a flyer to share with others in your organization.
Leading Cooperative Efforts
Collaborate more effectively—and with ease! This workshop provides tools and processes for successfully starting and sustaining cooperative efforts and coalitions. The long version of this workshop will help you clarify your personal and organizational reasons for participating, identify and address persistent tensions, assess your cooperative effort and prioritize improvements, and develop an implementation plan to strengthen your cooperative work.
Volunteer Leadership Development
Build leadership through your volunteer program and involve new leaders in your cause. Most organizations face the challenge of developing new leaders who will organize and implement activities, serve on the board of directors, and ensure long-term sustainability. The workshop will give participants a framework and tips for how to increase the involvement of members and volunteers.
Building Blocks for Successful Fundraising
Take steps to develop a more effective fundraising program. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools you need to increase and diversify your income. You will learn where money comes from, how to assess your organization’s fundraising “readiness”, and how to identify potential donors. This workshop may be tailored to address specific needs such as: membership, major donors, board fundraising, and fundraising planning.
Benchmarking Your Organization’s Success
Gain practical tips and tools for growing an effective, healthy nonprofit organization. The workshop covers organizational best practices and will guide you on completing an organizational self-assessment, using ICL’s Benchmarking Workbook, and developing an action plan.
Managing in Hard Times
Move forward proactively in this difficult economy. The economic downturn has many organizations concerned about their future. Smart changes to weather the difficult economic climate can even help your organization flourish in the long-term. This workshop will help you remove the “panic glasses” and give you practical tools and information to make smart decisions. (This program is not available in 90 minute format)
Leading Change in Your Organization
Implement change successfully and increase your organization’s impact. This workshop will help staff and board leaders identify and prioritize goals for change, learn how to overcome resistance, design a "change team," and create an action plan for implementing your goals. (This program is not available in 90 minute format)
Your Board at Its Best: Cultivating Board Excellence
Renew and energize your Board of Directors! In this workshop, you will apply a model of how boards develop over time and identify steps to strengthen shared leadership. Designed for board members or staff, this session will help make your board more efficient, effective, and enjoyable.