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 2022

NGO Leadership Workshop Final Report

Warsaw, Poland 2022

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 12–16, 2023

Bratislava, Slovakia

We are excited to announce a unique capacity-building opportunity for NGOs in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Northern Macedonia and Moldova. The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan, the William Davidson Institute and Bratislava-based organization Hekima are offering a one-week workshop for civil society activists and leaders of NGOs, project and initiatives. The workshop empowers selected civil society representatives to strengthen their leadership skills, managerial capacities, and entrepreneurial acumen to advance the impact of their organizations.

NGO Leadership Workshop - Warsaw (Poland)


September 19–22, 2023

Lublin, 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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