Nonprofit Executive Education

Leaders in Transition

leaders in transition landingTransition program for those exiting post-graduate volunteer experiences

Need:

Volunteers who have spent a year or more in community service often lack the job-seeking skills, financial planning skills, and sense of mission that are necessary in establishing a new career.

Program Goal:

To offer the tools and resources to help leaders transition from volunteering to employment.

Program Design and Format:

The University of Notre Dame designed the weeklong certification program to be held on the Notre Dame campus. This year’s program topics include the following:

  • Building a personal brand that effectively establishes and develops a professional career, including networking, resume development, job search methods, interview preparation, offer analysis, and career planning
  • Developing positive visual appearance strategies in the areas of professional presence, business etiquette, and personal branding
  • Establishing a career plan from college to retirement
  •  Transferring skills from volunteer to salaried positions
  • Learning to leverage personal strengths in leadership positions
  • Discovering a process of innovation that works in virtually any work situation
  • Creating a lifelong financial plan that includes savings and investment strategies as well as well as charitable giving

FUTURE PLANS:

With the positive feedback that accompanied the first Leaders in Transition Certificate Program in 2008, Notre Dame is offering a second session sponsored by Notre Dame Nonprofit Professional Development, in collaboration with the Center for Social Concerns, the Alumni Association, and the Career Center.