NGO Leadership Workshops


ngo leadership Workshops

Our Programs ARe


Inspire learners to share and connect, fostering strong networks


Consider the local environment, including opportunities and constraints


Empower learners to put tools and frameworks into practice​


Since 2015, WDI and its partners have provided NGO Leadership Workshops to non-profit leaders from across Central and Southeastern Europe. Together, we now offer two NGO Leadership Workshops annually making the world more civically engaged and peaceful.

Covering marketing, strategic planning, fundraising, and management, these workshops help NGOs run more effectively and sustainably. Workshops empower NGO leaders to strengthen their internal expertise, managerial and income-generating capacities, improve their ability to engage with both general public and government stakeholders, and to develop international networks. Workshops take place in Slovakia and Poland in the spring and fall.

Featured Work

NGO Leadership Workshop Final Report

Bratislava, Slovakia 2023

NGO Leadership Workshop Final Report

Lublin, Poland 2023

Practical Lessons, Powerful Connections: Workshops Aid Ukrainian Refugees

In Their Own Words

Open Programs

Those interested in attending either workshop are required to submit applications. Selected applicants will attend tuition-free, lodging will be provided and transportation costs reimbursed.

NGO participants working together during session


June 17–21, 2024

Kosice, Slovakia

Held in partnership with the  Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan (WCEE) and Bratslava-based organization Hekima, this workshop is open to NGO leaders from Ukraine. The theme of the workshop is “All Things Moving Ukraine Forward.” Topics  include building resilience, leadership, fundraising, and AI and social media.

NGO Leadership Workshop - Warsaw (Poland)


October 7–11, 2024

Warsaw, Poland

Held in partnership with the  Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia and Warsaw-based organization FED, this workshop is open to NGO leaders from Ukraine. The workshop is designed for NGOs working with internally displaced people in Ukraine. Topics of focus include resilience, conflict resolution, strategic planning in crisis, working with people with PTSD, and digital security.


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