The Advanced Art of Leadership

Transformative Personal Leadership Development for Nonprofits and Social Changemakers


Do you want to:

  • Deepen your natural strengths as a leader?

  • Live a more balanced life?

  • Work with people of different perspectives with less effort?

Leadership takes practice and ongoing learning. The Advanced Art of Leadership is designed for graduates of the Art of Leadership to support your continued to growth as a leader.

"The Advanced Art of Leadership provided the paradigm shift I needed to better understand how I want to lead." - Carly Hare, Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy

"The Advanced Art of Leadership helped me to remember and prioritize that there are many things I can, should, and will delegate to others to give myself time to be more effective and efficient with things that are of more importance." - Misha Olivas, Director of Programs, United Playaz


After the Advanced Art of Leadership Training, You Can Expect To:

  • Create breakthroughs in your leadership to create more ease and effectiveness in your work.

  • Increase your ability to work across differences, collaborate and build teams.

  • Create a new relationship to power and responsibility in your life, and in your organization.

  • Identify and establish personal habits that support lifelong health and sustainability.

  • Build long-lasting and meaningful relationships with leaders across the country within Rockwood's Network.


The Training Curriculum Includes:

Inner reflection - The Advanced Art of Leadership creates space for leaders to reflect on their strengths and learning edges as leaders. Leaders receive coaching from nationally recognized facilitators.

Practical tools - Leaders engage in hands-on practice in coaching, stress-management, and communication skills that they can bring back home to their organizations. Each participant receives an Interpersonal Leadership Styles Assessment to learn more about their leadership style and the styles of others with whom they work.

Powerful community - Each training brings together leaders working in a wide range of issues areas who all have a shared commitment to deepening their leadership.

"In the final day of the training, I had a breakthrough moment that transformed me. It is not an understatement to say that a calmness has been with me since that time. I know that this will change how I show up with family, friends, colleagues, and the broader movement building space. Thank you for helping me find my best self." - Kelly Miller, Executive Director, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

"I have already integrated a profound practice of beginning each day and long meetings with mindfulness practice. Being rooted in my purpose and my own leadership commitments is a phenomenal meta frame for my day-to-day work." - Mei-ying Williams, Operations Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)

Who Should Apply:

  • This program is designed for leaders who have completed the Art of Leadership and who want to take their development to the next level.

  • Whether you attended the Art of Leadership years ago, or would like to apply to both the Art of Leadership and Advanced at the same time, this course will enable you to deepen your learning and integrate real changes into your life and leadership.

Upcoming Sessions


October 20-23, 2014, Pearlstone Retreat and Conference Center, Reisterstown, MD


Review the 4-day agenda here.

If you have any questions, please check review our FAQs and contact Ronald Pineda at (510) 251-2500 x 115, or training@rockwoodleadership.org.