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Career Transition to the Non-profit Sector

Live Online Course

Leveraging Your Skills and Experience for a Fulfilling New Path  

On Fridays 8 and 15 November 2024

2 x 3 hours

 11 am - 2:00 pm CET

Plus 45 min of individual coaching 

Photo by Brett Jordan

From corporate impact to social change - we 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 understanding differences in comparison to the for-profit sector

  • 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: Charting Your Course: Self-assessment and Goal Setting 

  • Motivations for transitioning to the non-profit sector

  • Identifying skills and values alignment with specific non-profit causes

  • Conducting a personal SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis to assess career readiness

  • Setting achievable goals for a successful transition

Session 2: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of International Cooperation (IC)​

  • Exploring the historical context of international cooperation, discussing the evolution of key actors in IC

  • Examining major trends in IC throughout the years

  • Analyzing how these evolving approaches have impacted the skills needed for success in non-profit international work

  • Asessing future trends in IC, such as the role of technology, climate change and emphasis on local ownership; emerging skills and opportunities 

Session 3: Landing Your Non-Profit Dream Job: Mastering Applications & Negotiations

  • Crafting your non-profit elevator pitch

  • Non-profit networking strategies for success

  • Negotiating your non-profit compensation package

Session 4: Charting Your Non-Profit Career Path: Launch, Growth, and Beyond

  • Launching your non-profit success story: strategies for impact

  • Cultivating your non-profit career: mid- and long-term growth

  • Fueling your non-profit journey: The power of community, resources and support networks

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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