American Management Association and Leader to Leader Institute Announce New Scholarship Program for Employees in Nonprofit and Social Sectors


May 4, 2007

Managers and executives in the nonprofit and social sectors can benefit from a new scholarship program developed in partnership between the American Management Association (AMA) and the Leader to Leader Institute. AMA is providing up to 75 yearly scholarships administered by the Leader to Leader Institute to qualified recipients beginning in 2007.

Scholarship recipients will benefit from a management education and professional development seminar offered by AMA. They also will receive one year of Individual Membership benefits from each organization. AMA membership benefits include access to the AMA Members-only Website, subscriptions to e-newsletters and journals, and discount pricing on all other AMA products and services. A Leader to Leader Institute membership includes a one-year subscription to Leader to Leader and discount pricing on the Institute’s publications and services.

“Part of AMA’s mission is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on the latest management practices and business trends,” said Pat Leonard, AMA’s executive vice president for U.S. Management Education. “We are delighted to be working with the Leader to Leader Institute on this new scholarship initiative to extend this opportunity to our colleagues in the nonprofit and social sectors.”

Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Leader to Leader Institute engages social sector leaders in partnerships across the sectors that provide new and significant opportunities for learning and growth. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the scholarships at www.leadertoleader.org.

“This partnership is a significant movement towards greater cross-sector collaboration, focused on strengthening the leadership of the social sector,” said Robert Gaylord (Brig. Gen., U.S. Army, Ret.), president and CEO of the Leader to Leader Institute. “The relationships, intellectual engagement and cross fertilization of ideas between social sector scholarship recipients and their peers from the private and public sectors that they meet throughout the year will better position them all for greater service to their organizations and communities. This truly is a win-win for the scholarship recipients, their respective organizations and the sector.”

AMA’s world-class programs range from general management to project management and executive leadership. Public seminars generally span two to four days and cost on average $1,800. Most scholarship recipients will attend seminars at AMA’s Executive Conference Centers in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

This new scholarship program is one component of AMA’s global outreach initiatives designed to bring the advantages of proven management education and professional development training to underserved populations.

About AMA
American Management Association is a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions. AMA provides individuals and organizations worldwide with the knowledge, skills and tools to achieve performance excellence, adapt to changing realities, and prosper in a complex and competitive world. Each year, thousands of customers learn new skills and behaviors, gain more confidence, advance their careers, and contribute to the success of their organizations. AMA offers a range of unique seminars, workshops, conferences, customized corporate programs, online learning, newsletters, journals, and AMA books. AMA has earned its trusted reputation as a successful partner in worldwide professional education and development that improves the immediate performance and long-term results for both individuals and organizations. For more information, visit www.amanet.org.

About the Leader to Leader Institute
The Leader to Leader Institute’s mission is to strengthen the leadership of the social sector. Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Institute furthers its mission by providing social sector leaders with the essential leadership wisdom, inspiration and resources to lead for innovation and to build vibrant social sector nonprofit organizations. It is this essential social sector, in collaboration with its partners in the private and public sectors, that changes lives and builds a society of healthy children, strong families, decent housing, good schools and work that dignifies, all embraced by the diverse, inclusive, cohesive community that cares about all of its people.