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Emerging Social Sector Leaders 1.0

May 13, 2022 @ 2:00 am - July 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

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Nonprofit leaders in New Mexico who are committed to social impact and community engagement, who have not yet participated in Emerging Leaders programs.


Cohort members should plan to attend ALL program sessions, with the first session on Friday, May 13  being mandatory. Sessions will take place virtually on Zoom.

  • Friday, May 13, 2-4pm MT
  • Friday, May 27, 2-4pm MT
  • Friday, June 10, 2-4pm MT
  • Friday, June 24, 2-4pm MT
  • Friday, July 9, 2-4pm MT
  • Friday, July 22, 2-4pm MT


Fees for this program include all sessions and are set up on a sliding scale:

  • Tier 1, Organization Budget Under $150,000/year: $115
  • Tier 2, Organization Budget $150-500,000/year: $235
  • Tier 3, Organization Budget Over $500,000/year: $325

Note: applications must be in by Friday, April 15, 2022. Applications are reviewed, and final decisions are made, by the Emerging Leaders facilitation team. Application logistics are handled by the Santa Fe Community Foundation on their website.

Are you a leader in transition? An emergent nonprofit staff member looking for connection, opportunities, and a chance to hone your own leadership?

This Level One course is designed for New Mexico-based nonprofit leaders who haven’t participated in Emerging Leader Programs before.

This experiential immersion program weaves together the learning circle model with elements of personal and professional development. Emerging Leaders is a facilitated exploration of your own leadership, deep reflection, goal-setting, and peer networking. This immersion program will:

  • Advance your understanding and practice of leading in the nonprofit sector
  • Strengthen your network of nonprofit colleagues through peer-to-peer learning and support
  • Deepen your understanding of leadership capacity through gained leadership skills
  • Align your personal and professional development goals

Emerging Leaders Facilitator Eileen Everett says it best in her piece, What About the Rest of Us? Looking Beyond Preconceived Notions of Leadership:

“This is the kind of change I’m invested in: that which brings people together to work across differences and view that difference as a strength, that which requires us to sit through what it takes to truly see our own humanity and each other’s humanity. Through this kind of change, we break down hierarchies, explore shared leadership and power, and ultimately dismantle systems of oppression (internally and externally) while creating new ways of being with one another.”

Each session is dynamic, a mix of lessons and interactive participatory learning, while not shying away from the real talk and addressing pain points in the sector. Emerging Leaders is designed to be supportive and community building.

Emerging Leaders is for you if you:

  • Are seeking the space to reflect on your role as a nonprofit professional
  • Are ready to ask yourself and your peers the good and hard questions
  • Understand that transforming a sector starts with deep personal work first
The Emerging Social Sector Leaders 1.0 program is co-facilitated by Kourtney Andar and Rae Miller with the oversight of series founder Vicki Pozzebon and co-facilitator Everette Hill.
About the Co-facilitators:

Kourtney Andar

As a writer, activist, and social justice educator, Kourtney has trained hundreds of men and women on violence prevention, pro-feminism, and environmental justice. He is currently the Works Manager at the Santa Fe Art Institute. As a former board member of Veterans For Peace, he led membership recruitment efforts, served on the executive committee and led convention workshops. At the University of Missouri-Columbia, Kourtney co-advised a male ally program and sexual violence prevention student organization, and assisted with implementing a comprehensive bystander intervention program. After having worked as an office administrator for the Center for Social Justice, Kourtney lead the People of Color Caucus with Fertile Ground Institute, worked as the administrative assistant for Culture Reframed – a leading NGO educating on commercial sexual exploitation – and was a featured speaker at the 2014 Earth At Risk: The Justice & Sustainability Conference. Kourtney is a published author and his articles are available on several activist websites.

Rae Miller

Miller believes in work that provides tangible solutions to our most pressing problems and establishes systems for collaborative growth moving forward. Rae creates programming and oversees logistics for Prospera Partners. Rae brings compassion, an eye for detail and systems thinking to her work. She is motivated by a commitment to human-centered systems and community-centered leadership. Her background in urban planning paired with an MBA leaves her uniquely qualified to understand diverse stakeholder needs, mediation strategies, and long-range planning. A decade of professional experience in the nonprofit sector informs her work, as well, where she has worked on many sides of a non profit from supporting business development for an international reaching NGO, to developing marketing and managing fiscal reporting for a health and human services agency, to membership management and event logistics for an impact investment centered philanthropic organization. 

Apply Now - Deadline April 15, 2022

Each session will take place virtually, over Zoom (cohort members should plan to participate in all sessions). This program is by application only.

Questions? Contact Yolanda Cruz, Philanthropy HUB Coordinator at SFCF, at ycruz@santafecf.org or 505-988-9715 x 7003.

The Emerging Leadership program supported and enhanced my understanding of transformational leadership theories and how to apply them to the work I do. I found unexpected and exciting community connections, and meaningful insights that I will carry into my future work. I was excited to apply, happy to be selected, and reinvigorated in my community work upon completion of the program.

Past Emerging Social Sector Leaders Participant


May 13, 2022 @ 2:00 am
July 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
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Virtual (via Zoom)
United States