The newly launched Building Capacity project strengthens UVM Extension’s ability to provide education and technical assistance to Vermont’s nonprofit sector as well as the many small associations, boards, committees and commissions that do so much of the work that sustains the quality of life for Vermonters.
Building on a history of successful educational programs in this area, we focus our efforts on an innovative “toolbox” of leadership and capacity skills organized around learning modules delivered using a variety of media. These modules meet the individualized needs of the participants while maximizing the efficiency of the organizations. We provide entry-level skills that can be completed alone or combined into longer, more in-depth programs. Module topics scheduled for development include: Board Development; Developing Volunteers; Ethical Leadership; Leading through Change; Staff Development and Evaluation; Strategic Planning; Team Leadership; and Working in Teams.