Mission & History

The Rockwood Leadership Institute was founded in 2000 to provide individuals, organizations and networks in the social benefit sector with powerful and effective training in leadership and collaboration.

Each year Rockwood delivers its programs to nearly 400 leaders working in important grassroots and policy reform sectors that help improve the well-being of our communities and world. Rockwood teaches skills and tools that help these leaders overcome organizational challenges; inspire and align individuals and organizations toward producing quality outcomes; develop collaborative skills; decrease "burn-out"; and create organizations that celebrate sustainability and diversity.

Today Rockwood has over 4,500 alumnae/i, making it the nation's largest provider of multi-day, transformative leadership trainings for social change nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.