This month, Amy Rossman, Executive Director of Rodman for Kids, graduated from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP)’s Core Certificate Program. INP’s Core Certificate Program “equips nonprofit, public and social impact leaders with the skills, knowledge, and networks they need to make strategic, mission-driven decisions that center diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and effect meaningful change in their organizations and beyond” (INP).
This 22-week program included four hours of class time per week in addition to outside-the-classroom reading and preparation. “Amy’s dedication to continual personal growth, while continuing to be an effective leader of Rodman for Kids and a devoted mother to her three-year-old son, is truly an example for all,” says Rodman for Kids’ Board Chairman, Joe D’Arrigo.
When asked about the impact that INP had on her professional development as a nonprofit leader, Amy said “INP offered me and my classmates the opportunity to identify and hone our leadership styles, while learning strategies we could put into practice to advance our own organizations. The most significant benefit, though, was the camaraderie built with our network of peers through our shared INP experience. I am grateful to have that network to call upon as I navigate my role as Executive Director in a growing social service organization.”
Congratulations, Amy! Thank you for being committed to bettering our organization.