Workplace Learning

The best nonprofits are constantly learning.

The most impactful nonprofits actively drive toward being learning organizations. Our work with hundreds of nonprofit organizations over the years has afforded us with a rich repository of best practices and compliance strategies that we believe can help you as you manage and lead your organization’s people function or augment your nonprofit’s existing training program. Whether you want to explore new ways to hone your leadership style or learn critical skills for giving and receiving feedback, we have a learning opportunity for you.

Whether in-house or online, Nonprofit HR offers a diverse range of on-demand or customized training sessions for your entire organization. From harassment prevention to leadership development, we’ve delivered it all.

Browse workplace learning experiences below to find the best fit for your organization’s needs.

On-Demand Learning (Coming Soon)

Have an immediate training need? Explore our options for online, on-demand learning that you can deploy across your organization today.

  • Collaborative and Strategic Thinking for HR

    Strategic and operational focus, people and process are the cornerstones to any strategic business partnership. Attend this session and develop an approach to align strategy to structure and performance; think collaboratively and build a partnership that will influence change.
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    Creating a Nonprofit Compensation Plan

    What is your organization's philosophy on compensation? Does it reflect the culture of your nonprofit? In this course, you'll explore the elements of an effective compensation plan, outline the key steps to accurate market analysis and benchmarking and create a strategy to develop and implement a new plan.
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

    As many leaders know, the old adage is true: "It's not what you say, but how you say it." In this course, you'll learn to manage challenging interactions by exploring the fundamentals of giving and receiving feedback.
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    Managing for Mutual Success

    Today's leaders are responsible for more work, more resources and bigger teams. In this session, emerging supervisors can explore leadership styles and how to achieve success by understanding and leveraging their influence.
  • The Challenges of Managing People

    Challenges in the workplace are unavoidable, but the way they're handled by supervisors is critical to organizational health. This session teaches new and emerging leaders to cultivate the skills necessary to manage people effectively.
  • Nonprofit Employment Trends

    The Nonprofit Trends Survey is a national survey of leading nonprofit organizations produced annually by Nonprofit HR. It focuses on four key areas: staff size and projected growth, recruitment strategies and budgeting, staffing challenges and staffing resource management. This session uncovers key findings, outlines what they mean for your organization and explores the role HR can play to overcome those barriers.
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    Training: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    In this course, we'll discuss what constitutes sexual harassment and common themes that surface in the workplace. You'll identify ways to bolster your organization's prevention policy, discover what is required of supervisors to comply and explore ways to address harassment through situational learning.
  • Transitioning to the Nonprofit Sector

    Nonprofits represent 6.2% of our nation's economy and employ 11.7 million people. The sector is experiencing explosive growth and will need to attract 2.4 times the number of people currently employed to meet increasing demand, so there is sure to be an opportunity for you. Find out how to align your interests, experience and energy with a worthwhile mission that matters.
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    Recruiting & Interviewing – Hiring the Right Talent to Move the Mission Forward

    Integrity, intelligence, ambition and energy. We know you want all that and more in your next hire. The process of identifying and selecting top talent is critical to your organization's success. Explore tools, strategies and recent trends on the leading edge of first class recruitment.
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    Nonprofit HR Metrics for Organizational Strategy and Planning

    Think metrics only matter to technology and accounting? Think again. Metrics may be more important to your HR than any other function at your organization. Learn why metrics matter, uncover common pitfalls and best practices, and become the master of driving change through data.
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    HR 101: Fundamentals for Non-HR Professionals

    If your organization is like most, labor is one of your biggest costs, yet human resources planning and implementation often gets put on the backburner. Learn how to master the fundamental components of HR and build a solid strategy that will take your HR from part-time to prime time.
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    Leveraging Employee Engagement for Organizational Success

    Innovative workplace cultures are fluid, empowering and engagement-focused. Explore tips on measuring engagement, the costs and pitfalls associated with disengagement and strategies to pull people back into the mission.
  • The Engagement Effect: Leadership, Influence and Social Style

    Learn what it means to lead by identifying key leadership competencies and exploring power versus influence and your own social style.
  • Equal Opportunity and Veterans Reporting

    Race, gender, veteran status. Learn how the size of your organization or your talent’s status as a contractor or sub-contractor impact your compliance requirements.

Customized Learning

We’ll get to know your organization’s culture and needs to develop a tailored learning experience specifically for you.

Browse our on-demand learning topics (above) and select the sessions that appeal to you and your staff. Each course can be delivered to a team of 10 to 100, approached from a high level with a one-hour session, covered in-depth over the span of an entire day, or anything in between.

Fill out the form below to begin designing your custom learning experience or learn more about Nonprofit HR training. You can combine any number of the training sessions we offer in a way that suits your needs. Someone from our team will be in touch shortly to finalize the details.

Please note: Nonprofit HR does not provide customized learning sessions for individuals, only organizations.

Live Learning

Visit our Events page to learn more about live learning opportunities through our webinars on timely topics crucial to nonprofit talent and HR professionals.

If there is a topic you’re eager to learn more about, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We understand the demand for progress and positive impact within the social sector is more pressing now than ever, so we’ll make every effort to cultivate workplace learning sessions based on your needs and recommendations.

Webinar – Yes, You Can Integrate Talent into Your Nonprofit’s Strategic Plan @ Online
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Strategic planning is an annual ritual for many nonprofits. Yet countless organizations plan for programs, and fundraising without thinking about the talent needed to meet those goals, and ultimately their mission. Attend this session and discover how you can influence your organization’s leadership to integrate talent planning into the strategic planning process and the steps for identifying needed talent to support that plan.

Strengthen your understanding of how to:

  • identify the right talent to execute your strategic plan
  • determine where you will get that talent
  • uncover talent management strategy ideas to align talent planning to your priorities and mission

Webinar Speakers

Alicia Schoshinski, M.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP, SWP
Senior HR Business Partner & Knowledge Practice Co-Leader
Nonprofit HR

Alicia works with clients to provide a talent management strategy aligned with their strategic goals and missions.  She also co-leads the firm’s knowledge practice where she develops and facilitates workplace learning and information sharing.

Alicia brings more than 25 years of progressive HR management experience including her work with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting where she served as Senior Director, Human Resources Management and Development. She has facilitated workforce realignments and created performance management programs and internal communications strategies. She also has expertise in affirmative action programs, EEO and HR metrics.

She holds a master’s degree in HR management from Marymount University and a bachelor’s in business management with an emphasis on human resources from The Catholic University of America. Alicia holds the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification, as well as the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, Senior Human Resources Business Partner (sHRBP) and Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) certifications from the Human Capital Institute.  Alicia is also a member of SHRM and the Human Resources Leadership Forum.

Alicia is on the PTO board and Enrollment Management Committee at her children’s school. She also leads a Girl Scout troop there.

Pratichi Shah, MBA
President and CEO
Flourish Talent Management Solutions, LLC

Pratichi is an HR strategist and thought leader with twenty-five years experience in all aspects of talent management, human resources, and organizational development in the nonprofit and for profit arenas.

Prior to launching FTMS, Pratichi was the Chief Talent Officer (CTO) for Independent Sector, a nonprofit membership coalition that leads and mobilizesthe charitable community.  As the CTO, she led all human capital programs and processes for the organization, resulting in significant culture change and greater employee engagement.  Before returning to the nonprofit sector, Pratichi was the Global Director of the Employer of Choice function for Willis Towers Watson(then known as Watson Wyatt Worldwide) and was part of the organizational Effectiveness department at the George Washington University and Hospital.

Pratichi often speaks about talent issues, has been published in the Chronicle of Philanthropy and Stanford Social Innovation Review, and has been quoted in the New York Timesannual “Giving” section regarding talent trends within the nonprofit sector.  She holds an MBA in Human Resources from American University, a BA in the Psychology of Management from Eckerd College, and an executive coaching certification from the Newfield Network.

This webinar is sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone was founded with a passion for empowering people through learning and a conviction that people should be your organization’s greatest competitive advantage. Cornerstone is a global human capital management leader with a core belief that nonprofits thrive when they help their employees, volunteers, and members to realize their potential. Putting this belief into practice, Cornerstone offers solutions to help nonprofits strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle. Featuring comprehensive recruiting, personalized learning, development-driven performance management, and holistic HR planning, Cornerstone’s human capital management platform is successfully used by more than 3,400 global clients of all sizes, spanning over 38 million users across 192 countries and 43 languages. Learn more at


Interact for Impact: Holiday Networking Reception @ Nonprofit HR
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm
Interact for Impact: Holiday Networking Reception @ Nonprofit HR | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join fellow nonprofit professionals and leaders for a Holiday Interact for Impact networking luncheon at Nonprofit HR on Thursday, December 13th from 5:30-7:30 PM ET.

Additional details and registration coming soon.

Nonprofit Leadership Development Forum: Presented by Merck Foundation and Nonprofit HR @ Merck Training Center
Feb 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm

Invitation Only: Due to limited space, this event is by invitation only. 

Merck Foundation and Nonprofit HR has teamed-up and help provide training for two C-suite leaders from your nonprofit organization and make your professional development a priority!

Spend a half day covering topics such as management skills, employee

engagement, and recruiting best practices which will help you advance or fine-tune your own leadership capability so that your organization can meet its mission much faster and without exceeding resources.

See the agenda, speakers and register now. Space is limited.



Get in Touch

If there is a topic you’re eager to learn more about, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We understand the demand for progress and positive impact within the social sector is more pressing now than ever, so we’ll make every effort to cultivate workplace learning sessions based on your needs and recommendations.