The Master of Nonprofit Leadership program presents a series on "The Critical Perspectives on Nonprofit Leadership", which explores relevant challenges and opportunities that are important for the success of nonprofit leaders, organizations and communities. Guest speakers focus on a specific topic of their expertise to inspire and encourage nonprofit excellence.

Join Paul Dann, executive director of NFI North, for an exploration of strategies to advance leadership development. This introductory talk provides participants with a framework for understanding their own leadership development journey as well as the importance developing a shared journey at the team and organizational level. To understand and cultivate effective leadership, organizations need a full appreciation of the dynamic and multi-leveled nature of the leadership development process.

This series is part of the master of nonprofit leadership academic experience for students and is open to our partner members, Pacific staff and students, and invited guests. Guest speakers represent current and developing trends in nonprofit leadership and organizations. The series is part of the master of nonprofit leadership virtual residency and may also be offered throughout the program. 

About the Speaker

Image of Paul L DannPaul L. Dann, PhD is the executive director of NFI North, a nonprofit mental health and human services agency meeting the needs of children, youth, families and adults throughout New Hampshire and Maine. He has previously served as the director of Children and Family Services for North American Family Institute and in various supervisory positions with Northeastern Family Institute in Danvers, Mass. Dann is and has served as a board member of multiple nonprofit organizations. He is a part-time faculty member at New England College in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies and a core faculty in the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

He is a former Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Innovation and trains nationally on effective leadership development, nonprofit management, change management and organizational culture. In addition, Dann is a published author with a focus centering on leadership and management in the nonprofit sector. He has a PhD and master's in Human and Organizational Systems, and a bachelor of science in Human Service. He is a dynamic public speaker and in his free time he’s the frontman for a regionally recognized blues band.

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Corky McReynolds PhD | Director
Justin McRobert | Admissions Counselor, Nonprofit Leadership Program