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Utilizing One-on-One and Peer Group Coaching to Enhance Nonprofit Leadership: The Center for Leadership Innovation’s Pilot Coaching Project


The Center for Leadership Innovation (TCLI), formerly known as the Development Training Institute, embarked on a pilot project to offer two types of coaching to emerging leaders of color who had completed a leadership training. TCLI alumni were given the opportunity to participate in one-on-one coaching, peer group coaching, or a combination of both. Informing Change conducted an exploratory evaluation of this pilot project to identify the benefits of these different coaching models in and of themselves and as a complement to the leadership training. Both types of coaching assisted participants in strengthening their leadership, with each type having particular strengths.