Accelerate Your Impact

Leadership • Development • Advocacy

Now More Than Ever

The world needs leaders like you.
Leaders with a deep commitment to our global family. 

At the NGO/Xceptional Academy, we are united by our continuing commitment to serving the greater good in our homes, towns and countries. 

In keeping with this mission, our exceptional leadership programs are designed to help those with the courage to lead gain and hone the skills and strategies needed to be effective and impactful in today’s reality.

Our Xceptional participants are emerging leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors and hail from more than 52 countries around the world. Classes provide a collaborative, innovative and inspiring environment led by renown leaders and practitioners. 

Classes often ignite personal relationships that flourish during our intensives and training programs and last well beyod.

Whether you immerse yourself in our intensives, in-person or blended programs, you will become part of a vibrant community of leaders making a difference for others while growing your skills, capacities and insights.

You are invited to explore our UN-focused training, leadership skills and strategies development and coaching/mentorship options that leverage your energies and commitment to optimal outcomes for you and those you serve.

Put the Science of Change to Work for You

Sign up for the upcoming Change Leaders Masterplan Live
A 3-Day Leadership Intensive Where You Learn How to Achieve Results that Astound!

Social entrepreneurs are today’s bold changemakers who dare to dream and act. This international community is invaluable to the innovative work of strengthening democracy and building social and economic capacities worldwide.

NGOs with a mandate to work with the UN and its family of organizations need to develop the know-how and to build effective networks of relationships. The NGO Academy provides training needed to become more effective partners with the UN, other NGOs, and the intergovernmental community.

Having learned through our own experience that the capacity of each NGO’s team of staff, interns and volunteers directly affects the NGO’s ability to fulfill its mission, we have taken up the mission of providing cutting edge and essential resources for NGOs working in consultative status with the UN—and those interested in preparing to do so.

We help provide you with the basic information, perspectives and steps you need to know to have a clear strategy tailored for the UN and intergovernmental environments. In short, we help you go from hope to clarity, from intent to action, from word to deed.

Our core online training program is called the Advocacy Algorithm and it covers all the basics you need. We also provide cutting edge leadership training to equip today’s leaders with the tools, knowledge and support they need to make a difference that astounds—even in these uncertain and fast-paced times.

In fact, it is the urgency built into the non-profit sector of making the greatest possible change as soon as possible that often drives innovation and high levels of performance. Sadly there are also many NGOs that suffer from passionitis and get lost on the way.

Don’t forget, change leaders are insatiable learners—and most importantly, they take action. We look forward to having you join us.

Ready to up your game? Build an easy confidence for negotiating a pay-raise, household chores with your children, high stakes deals at work? This class will change your life!

This 6-week Course takes you step by step through all the basics NGO representatives to the UN need to know. Absorb in 6 weeks what most usually take years to learn.
Free: Get immediate access to the 4-lesson online training so you don’t make any of the 3 biggest mistakes passionate social activists make when they get to the UN.

We Get You Up & Running

LAMP Workshop

TheLAMP Workshop (EN) 20th October, 2022 Hora: 20 October 2022 012:00 noon Ciudad de MéxicoFREE when you register using this link.Ever found yourself in the middle of an unexpected and high stakes conversation that leaves you unsure about what to say?Some of the most...

Civil Society Workshop on Conflict Prevention

Civil Society Workshop on Conflict Prevention

Preventing armed conflict, violent extremism, and violent crime - commonalities and differences. It will take place on June 3rd, from 9 to 11 am NY time. Please find more information in the concept note attached. If you would like to attend, kindly register here....

Intensity or Consistency?

Intensity or Consistency?

Simon Sinek Speaks on Intensity v. Consistency Toping the list of the most popular resources in 2017 is this 3-minute animated video featuring leadership expert Simon Sinek. Sinek considers why workplaces often fall in the trap of quick wins and flashy tactics over...

Reality Check: In Defense of the UN

Reality Check: In Defense of the UN

Beyond the Flaws Mehdi Hasan looks beyond the organization's flaws and points to the importance of the UN on the global stage.

Philanthropy Has A Critical Role In Peace & Security

Philanthropy Has A Critical Role In Peace & Security

Philanthropy is more than good business. When people and businesses engage in philanthropy, it helps them build relationships, build their brand, and build employee engagement. But there is more. Philanthropy is essential to our collective future.  ...

Barriers, Hurdles & Holes

Barriers, Hurdles & Holes

A 2009 paper entitled "Barriers and Solutions" by a masters student in Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, Angela Zettler, introduced some of the barriers and solutions NGOs face when attempting to impact global policy by working with the...

Customer Testimonial

Hi Dr. Smith! I am absolutely thrilling in your Advocacy Algorithm course for Global Citizens. I cannot thank you enough. I feel like I have been looking for this course my whole life!

… I am just so grateful you have produced this incredible product/learning adventure about what is one of the most important things in our world today, and would love to see more people taking advantage of it!

You have done a stellar job at creating something fun, full of valuable and accurate information, crisp and to the point so busy people can do it, and at the same time paced in such a way that the learning really integrates and sticks so that beyond being mere conceptual learning it can translate into action and wisdom.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

You are truly an answer to a prayer – I feel so lucky to have found your Facebook page and from there to your course. AMAZING! With much gratitude…

The Advocacy Intensive

If you – and your team – are ready to upgrade your NGO’s advocacy capacity, then get started with the comprehensive 35 lesson online intensive: “The Advocacy Algorithm.”

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