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Career Transition to the Non-profit Sector
Using your competencies and experience to launch a new career  

On Fridays 19, 26 January and 2 February 2024

3 x 2 hours

 12 pm - 1:30 pm CET

Plus 45 min of individual coaching 


Photo by Brett Jordan

We can help you with:

  • Translating the knowledge and competencies acquired in the private or public sector into what is needed today in non-profit organisations 

  • Identifying hard and soft skills which are essential for managers in the non-profit sector, and differences in comparison to the for-profit and public sectors

  • Describing what makes your profile attractive to non-profit organisations and how you can make a difference

  • Finding positions of interest, writing applications and preparing for interviews 


"I highly recommend Laura and her tailor-made NGO Management coaching program “Career Transition to the Nonprofit Sector”. Throughout the sessions,  Laura sensed my key needs and tailored the program accordingly. She filled the gaps in my Nonprofit Sector knowledge, not just sharing the formal sector overview, but bringing it to life using examples from her own decades-long experience in the sector. Importantly, I am grateful to Laura for her coaching on the non-profit job interviews. As a result, I was able to land and successfully progress in a selection process for a senior role in one of the UN agencies."
YK, Multinational FMCG Director, transitioning to Nonprofit Sector

Course Programme 

Session 1: Analysing transition opportunities 

  • Getting the basics right 

  • What are your key hard and soft skills?

  • Defining your career objectives 


Session 2: Introduction to international cooperation (IC)​

  • History: The essentials to understand the sector

  • Evolution: How political & economical influences shape IC

  • Trends: Recent changes in IC and what to expect next

Session 3:  Getting the first results

  • Defining and adapting my pitch

  • Networking: Best strategies

  • How to negotiate conditions with HR (salary, other benefits)

Session 4: Professional transition at its best

  • How to launch and shape my career in the third sector

  • Perspectives and opportunities mid- and long term

  • Next steps

Our specialists
Laura Faehndrich (English, French, Spanish)
Alain Sepulchre  (English, French)

Personalised Post-Course Coaching

Each participant has a credit of 45 min for personalised coaching to support the implementation of action plans and for any questions related to it. The coaching is provided by the trainer of this course. It is valid for a period of two months after the course. 

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