About the NAHMA Emerging Leaders Learning Series (NELLS)

The NAHMA Emerging Leaders Learning Series (NELLS) is a fully virtual program that combines small group learning with one-to-one coaching. It is designed to accelerate professional growth for the next generation of leaders in the Affordable Housing industry. The NELLS program is intended to help participants realize their leadership potential while developing the skills necessary for success in an ever-changing business environment.

NELLS is designed for affordable housing professionals with Director, Regional Manager responsibilities and above. Participants completing the program will be eligible for a free two-year associate membership in NAHMA.

The cohort session schedule for 2023 is as follows:
Orientation/Session I: Thursday, August 3, 2:00 – 4:00PM EST
Session II: Thursday, August 24, 2:00 – 3:30PM EST
Session III: Thursday, September 14, 2:00 – 3:30PM EST

Program Fee: $1,250
Deadline for registration and payment: July 7, 2023
Deadline for cancellation/withdrawal: August 2, 2023

Registration for Cohort 5 is now closed.

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Cohort 5 | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Who should register for NELLS Cohort 5?
A: NELLS Cohort 5 is designed for affordable housing professionals with Director, Regional Manager responsibilities and above.

Q: How will NELLS be delivered?
A: Three group sessions and two one-to-one coaching sessions will be conducted using Zoom video conferencing software. Each session is designed to be interactive, engaging participants in discussions, questions and answers. Zoom software is free of charge to participants, and is activated with a simple and quick download; a smartphone, tablet or computer with camera and microphone is required.

Q: How many participants are expected to be in NELLS Cohort 5?
A: There are 15 seats available in Cohort 5. A minimum of five participants will be required to establish the group. To maintain a small group learning environment, registration will close once 15 participants have completed registration.

Q: What can participants expect to learn during the NELLS group sessions?
A: Each NELLS group session will address a leadership-related topic relevant to day-to-day business and operational challenges. Topics will be discussed based on three foundational pillars: leading yourself, leading others and leading the business.

Q: Why have one-to-one coaching sessions been included as part of the program?
A: A key component of adult learning is to be able to apply new knowledge in context. One-to-one coaching sessions enable each participant to apply content discussed during group sessions to his/her specific work environment and circumstances.

Q: Will NELLS participants be assigned homework?
A: Although there are no formal assignments, members of the cohort are expected to immediately begin applying new skills during the program. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences during group sessions.

About The Facilitator

Brenda Harrington, PCC, is a Certified Executive Coach and former Property Management executive. The Founder of Adaptive Leadership Strategies, LLC, she works with leaders in private, public, non-profit, government and intergovernmental entities to develop leadership competencies required for them to have impact as leaders in the 21st Century. Her clients include the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Federal Reserve Board, World Bank Group and United Nations. As a Moderator for Harvard Business School Publishing (HBP), she has facilitated leadership development courses for HBP corporate clients worldwide.
To learn more about Brenda, please visit her website www.adaptiveleadershipstrategies.com and LinkedIn profile.

“Brenda was really helpful and insightful. The one on one sessions
were really great. She offered an objective point of view with no judgement,
asked questions to make you think and look deeper.”
— Past NELLS participant