Mission: To strengthen and inspire leaders of the social sector and their partners in business and government.
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The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute and the American Management Association (AMA) Partner to Advance Social Sector Competencies
NEW YORK, JANUARY 23, 2009 - The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute announced today the continued partnership with the American Management Association (AMA) to provide social sector leaders with development and training opportunities. AMA has renewed its commitment to grant 75 scholarships that include one year AMA and Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute memberships, a subscription to the award-winning Leader to Leader journal and participation in one of over 140 world-class programs ranging from general management to executive leadership in executive conference centers in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
The scholarships will be administered by the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at www.leadertoleader.org/collaboration/ama.
According to AMA President and CEO, Ed Reilly, ?AMA strongly believes in the value of training and professional development; we also believe the social sector greatly benefits from the opportunity to improve management and leadership skills, as does the commercial sector. In these difficult financial times, we particularly are pleased to offer our programs to a meaningful number of social sector executives and managers. Leader to Leader is the ideal partner to help us carry out this important project.?
AMA and the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute established the AMA Scholarship Program in 2007 to assist social sector organizations in developing strong leaders who will lead their organizations into the future.
?We welcome the continued collaborative support of AMA. Providing scholarships and member benefits speaks directly to our mission to strengthen the leadership of the social sector. Practitioners on every level of expertise can benefit from the myriad of AMA offerings throughout our country. Combining management training and development opportunities, the scholarship package provides a dynamic but practical gift to the social sector community,? says Susan Bari, the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute?s President and CEO.
For the 2009 scholarship year, recipients will be provided with intellectual resources, opportunities, and discounts designed to enhance leadership effectiveness and support excellence in organizational and professional performance. Designed to provide social sector leaders with an opportunity to interact with peers across sectors, the AMA Scholarship helps professionals develop practical leadership skills they can apply immediately within their organizations.
About the American Management Association
American Management Association is a world leader in talent development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success. AMA?s approach to improving performance combines experiential learning?learning through doing?with opportunities for ongoing professional growth at every step of one?s career journey. AMA supports the goals of individuals and organizations through a complete range of products and services, including seminars, Webcasts and podcasts, conferences, corporate and government solutions, business books, and research. Organizations worldwide, including the majority of the Fortune 500, turn to AMA as their trusted partner in professional development and draw upon its experience to enhance skills, abilities, and knowledge with noticeable results from day one. For more information, visit www.amanet.org
About The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute
The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute?s mission is to strengthen the leadership of the social sector. Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Institute furthers its mission by providing social sector leaders with the essential leadership wisdom, inspiration and resources to lead for innovation and to build vibrant social sector nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.leadertoleader.org.
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