19 nonprofit leaders to begin HOLT Values-Based Leadership training

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 12, 2019) – Corinna Holt Richter, president and chief administrative officer of HOLT CAT, welcomed 19 rising CEOs and senior leaders from local nonprofits. The 19 were students in the HOLT Values-Based LeadershipTM Fellow Program at the San Antonio Area Foundation, a nine-month training program that incorporates tools for success used by the HOLT organization and Spurs Sports and Entertainment, the parent organization of the five-time NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs. 

HOLT CAT is partnering with the San Antonio Area Foundation to deliver this unique program for nonprofit leaders in the area. The HOLT Values-Based Leadership™ Fellows Program builds the leadership skills of new CEOs in nonprofit organizations, while preparing senior-level managers for the CEO role.

“We are delighted to announce this ‘Capacity Building 2.0’ program for emerging nonprofit leaders,” says Marjie M. French, chief executive officer for the San Antonio Area Foundation. “With HOLT CAT’s generous financial support and training expertise, we have developed a world-class program rooted in values-based leadership, nonprofit management, and expert mentorship,” says French.

Holt Development Services, Inc. (HDSI), a subsidiary of HOLT CAT, is facilitating several classes utilizing tools that have catalyzed success for the HOLT organization in addition to a variety of small, mid-sized and high-profile organizations, including Spurs Sports and Entertainment.

The peer cohort model and mentor relationships are key value-added components of the program. Research shows that emerging nonprofit leaders experience high rates of burnout and isolation compared to established peers. Leadership fellows form strong bonds during the program and seasoned nonprofit CEOs provide critical insights and practical feedback to program mentees.

“HOLT CAT is committed to investing in efforts which support and promote the education, health and well-being of our community,” says Guy A. Clumpner, president of Holt Development Services, Inc. “We are proud to support the San Antonio Area Foundation in its mission to develop high impact leaders who will better serve our community through their charitable service and professional growth,” says Clumpner.

HOLT CAT is providing funding as well as facilitating leadership development training in support of the program for a three-year commitment. The nine-month program runs from September through May 2020. 

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