HOLT Fellows Program

Inspiring, Mentoring and Sustaining Nonprofit Executives.


HOLT Values-Based Leadership™ Fellows Program

The HOLT Values-Based Leadership™ Fellows Program is a unique, interactive leadership development program for 501(c)(3) executives. The program provides training to nonprofit CEOs, from those new to the role to seasoned executives, as well as senior-level leaders poised for executive leadership. Senior-level leaders include those in roles who report directly to the CEO, manage a departmental budget and oversee staff.

The curriculum for the 9-month program centers around the HOLT’s Values Based Leadership™ model and other proven leadership concepts developed and implemented by HOLT CAT over the last 30 years. Other local experts provide training in communication, strategic planning, diversity, equity and inclusion and more.

Scholarships may be available. Subject to funding availability. Contact learning@saafdn.org to inquire.

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Discover the transformative impact of this program through the eyes of those whose lives have been changed!

Program Highlights:

  • Values-Based Leadership™ training led by HOLT Development Services, Inc. (used by HOLT CAT and Spurs Sports and Entertainment).
  • Nonprofit management training taught by local experts, including some new faculty members.
  • Facilitated panel discussions with local leaders to understand best practices — NEW.
  • Cohort model that facilitates peer learning and exchange.
  • Return to 9-month timeframe.
  • Tools and resources including assessments, books and other materials.
  • Certificate upon completion.
Please note that this program is not geared toward nonprofit board members. For board training, visit our Board Training page. 

Program Dates

Below are the HOLT Values-Based Leadership™ Fellows 2024-2025 Program Dates. We recommend that you add the class dates to your calendar now. 


$1,995 – Payment plans available.

How Do I Apply

The application is accessed through our Learning Management System (LMS).  You’ll need to create a profile if you do not already have one.  We recommend you copy the application questions and go back into the system when you have time to complete the application in one sitting. 

For more information, email learning@saafdn.org.


Orientation is part of the program, and we highly encourage attendance.

The orientation will set expectations for participants and is a perfect forum to begin to network with peers in the program.

All sessions (with the exception of orientation) will be in-person and locations will be announced in advance.

Only our orientation will be recorded as this is the only session that will be virtual.

This is an interactive course that requires participant attention. Fellows can miss no more than two class days (i.e., 12 contact hours) to complete the program and earn a certificate.

We have a payment option available. Please select the appropriate option on our payment screen.


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This program is made possible with the generous support of HOLT CAT.

Jessica Lombard
Director of Learning and Development

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