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Professional Development

SCG is well known for our highly rated hands-on skills building and professional development programs. Our wide range of offerings caters to philanthropy professionals at all career stages. Our flagship programs include the following:

  • Fundamentals of Effective Grantmaking: In this SCG signature program, local philanthropic leaders introduce new foundation staff to core grantmaking competencies. Participants also join a site visit with a leading local grantmaker.
  • Senior Peer-to-Peer: Bringing together select senior program staff to engage closely with colleagues in the field, this peer network addresses topics related to leadership development, trends in philanthropy, organizational dynamics, and collaboration.
  • Emerging Leaders Peer-to-Peer NetworkThis program brings together select professionals to engage closely with philanthropic colleagues to discuss and reflect on topics related to philanthropy trends and each member’s professional and personal goals.

Harassment Training for Grantmakers: Eliminating Bias in the #MeToo Era

Friday, April 12, 2019
9:30am - 11:30am
Joan Palevsky Center for the Future of Los Angeles

The #MeToo movement has had a profound impact on California employers. 2019 brings several new laws targeting sexual harassment in the workplace, including Senate Bill 1343, which expands existing harassment training requirements.

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Addressing Implicit Bias in Nonprofit Organizations—Two Day Workshop

Monday, January 14, 2019
9:00am - 12:30pm
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Online registration has now closed. If you are interested in attending this workshop, please contact Jessica LeTarte at [email protected].


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Facilitation and Collaborative Leadership Workshop

Thursday, May 31, 2018
9:30am - 1:30pm
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities

Skillful collaboration is facilitated by an open mind and heart, keen powers of observation of self and others, compassionate communication, a whole-systems view and a willingness to witness and experience transformation.

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