Non-Profit Management Training of Trainers Project

The Cambio/CLI Non-Profit Management Training of Trainers is a pilot project designed for Latino/a/x non-profit leaders interested in:                (1)  Learning to train  others, and (2) Strengthening their capacity in the areas of management, organizational development, and leadership development. On top of the training, the participants will receive coaching and be part of a learning community structure that is maintained post-training so that trainers have a system that supports their continued experimenting and development.

The primary outcome of this Training of Trainers is the development of confident, competent peer trainers with the skills to design and implement training programs for nonprofit colleagues/partners/allies.

When is the project occurring?

This is a two-year project which begins the week of June 24, 2019 and concludes at the end of 2020. The project application process will open on April 15, 2019 and close on May 17, 2019. Selection of participants will occur the week of May 27, 2019

Why is the CLI offering this opportunity?

Strengthening the capacity of individuals and organizations is integral to the CLI’s mission. In our experience working with the Latino/a/x community, most of the energy has been directed toward social services, and program design and execution – e.g. in organizing, leadership development, and more recently, civic engagement. This project will create a pathway into the fields of Management, Organization Development, and Leadership Development where there is low Latino/a/x representation. It will also strengthen our self-reliance by creating the foundational capacity to train others.

Who is leading the project?

The project will be led by Adriana Ballén of Cámbio. Adriana is a Colombian immigrant and has over 30 years of experience working in philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.  She works with civic engagement organizations and networks to focus on systems change, organization development, group process, and leadership development. Additionally, Adriana has the cultural and language ability needed to successfully carry-out a project of this nature.

What are the expectations?

The project requires a 1 ½ year commitment. For year one, participants are expected to dedicate two full days of trainings a month from June-October of 2019, bi-weekly one-hour coaching sessions, a few hours between monthly training sessions in a Learning Community experience and any follow-up work, and commit to practicing and transferring the knowledge and skills acquired.  Year two time commitment will be similar and will be informed by the experiences of year one.

Who should apply?

Leaders with:

  • A strong interest in developing self in the areas of training in Management, Organization and People Development
  • A Basic level of self-awareness and confidence
  • Good people skills, communication (oral/written), basic understanding of relationships and interpersonal dynamics
  • 2-3 years experience in C3, C4 organizations
  • The full support of their organization regarding the time commitment, and ability to bring the learning and practice to the organization

Where can I apply?

To apply, please fill out and submit our form:  Apply Here

Questions or Concerns?

Contact Jaime Arredondo,