CPNL's target population includes nonprofit professionals, board members and volunteers who are working to build and maintain successful nonprofit organizations.

The Center offers programs available to the immediate surrounding geographic market to strengthen the nonprofit sector in Houston; however, the continued growth in online learning opportunities has expanded CPNL’s geographic footprint to include participants from 47 states and 5 countries.

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Dorothy Scrutchin
Leadership in Action provided the foundation for nonprofit executive directors to grow and build leadership capacity while working in the field.

The coursework and workshops were applicable and could immediately be implemented into practice. Somehow, future situations would arise that we'd covered in a session, and I found myself using materials to help formulate strategic plans. Leadership in Action helped me find strength in my leadership skills as a new executive director."

Dorothy Scrutchin, Ed.D. (LIA 2020)
Executive Director, Chinquapin Preparatory School

One of the unique things that LINE offers that other programs did not was the opportunity of a cohort.

You are with the same people throughout the program, and you put all of those people together in a room, and add the actual instructors, you have so many years of experience and diverse backgrounds to learn from."

Tiffany Rattler
National Urban Fellow to the President and CEO, Health & Hospital Corporation for Marion County

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