Emerging Social Sector Leaders:
2.0 Alumni Program

The application for the 2020 Emerging Social Sector Leaders alumni program has been extended to March 20, 2020! The program will be offered as a two-day retreat, with different dates available (April or October 2020). In your application, you will indicate your first and second choice for dates.

In the application, we are asking for your full commitment to the program, which includes letters of reference. This helps get to know you even better, through others’ insights on your leadership. We thank you in advance for your thoughtful applications and dedication to the Emerging Leaders program.

The Emerging Social Sector Leaders 2.0 program has been designed by co-facilitators Vicki Pozzebon and Everette Hill specifically for alumni of the original Emerging Social Sector Leaders (1.0) program. With input from alumni, Vicki and Everette have developed this two-day deep dive to support you in furthering your transformational leadership development. 

The application is available here. Applications are due on March 20, 2020
Applications are reviewed, and final decisions are made, by the Emerging Social Sector Leaders facilitation team.   

Program Dates
Application deadline: March 20, 2020
Applicant notification: March 31, 2020

Program sessions:  This program is designed as an immersive experience over two full days. It is being offered both in the spring and fall of 2020 and you will share your preferred dates on your application.

  • Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24, 2020 (9am to 5pm both days)
  • Thursday and Friday, October 22 and 23, 2020 (9am to 5pm both days)
  • August 28, 2020 - This is an optional cross-cohort session with participants in the 2020 Emerging Social Sector Leader 1.0 cohort and alumni from the full network. 

All sessions take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Program Description
This program will continue to build upon the Transformational Leadership “I, We, It” Framework, with the following overall goals:

1) Building Trust
-In organizations
-In the sector
-In one's self/own leadership

2) Transformation
-Leaders (I)

-Organizations (We)
-The Sector (It)

3) Commonality in the sector

Deep dive topics to be discussed:
-Navigating Funding/Philanthropy/Financial Sustainability
-The Sector – Transactional vs Relational
-Strategic Planning for you and your organization

In order for deep learning and transformative leadership among participants we are limiting the number of participants in the cohort to 12.

The Emerging Social Sector Leaders 2.0 program is co-facilitated by Vicki Pozzebon and Everette Hill.

Vicki Pozzebon is the owner and principal consultant of Prospera Partners, a consulting firm that designs local economy networks and social enterprise development plans for businesses and organizations. She is a skilled facilitator, public speaker, and blogger about all things local and good business for social change. In addition to being a renowned public speaker, Vicki designs and facilitates retreats, workshops, and Communities of Practice that will inspire community leaders and social entrepreneurs for transformational action. She has helped clients develop and grow programs and their business by identifying key localism strategies for success including marketing, press, and business planning. She is the lead designer and facilitator of the Emerging Social Sector Leaders program at the Santa Fe Community Foundation and the Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program Community of Practice at New Mexico Community Capital. Currently, Vicki is an Advisory Board Member of Design Corps Santa Fe, and Hispanic-American Institute.

Combining her Master of Arts in Theatre Directing and her training in the Art of Hosting and World Café methods of facilitation, Vicki is skilled at designing and leading facilitated convenings and communities of practice with humor, heart, and actionable tasks.

Vicki's background includes nonprofit executive leadership as the Executive Director of the Santa Fe Independent Business Alliance (2006 – 2011), nonprofit development, arts administration, marketing and public relations, and facilitation. Vicki is a Fellow of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (2011 – 2013), a prestigious community of national leaders who are not only rethinking but reshaping how local communities grow and thrive from the ground up. Honors include Young Careerist ’06, and 40 under Forty Business Executive by New Mexico Business Weekly, 2009. In 2008, Vicki was appointed to the City Business and Quality of Life Committee by Mayor Coss, and in 2014 was on the City of Albuquerque’s Living Cities Leadership Team for Mayor Richard Barry. In 2018, Vicki was appointed to the Catalyzing Jobs Committee by City of Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber.

Everette W. Hill, MA, is a Principal & Managing Director of the Social Innovation Strategies Group, LLC or SISGroup. He is an expert in asset-based community, youth and organizational development. After more than 20 years of working in the educational, non-profit and community development sectors, Hill currently provides executive consultative services to leaders, organizational design and development services to institutions, and project management services to NGO’s, foundations and government. As a resident of the rural South Valley of Albuquerque for 23 years, Hill has worked to support the development of community, program, policy, organization and educational initiatives statewide. Over his career, Hill has been a teacher, case manager and program manager, Vice President of the largest social service non-profit in New Mexico and Executive Director of a statewide community-based networked intermediary organization. He has worked in the nonprofit, government and private sectors developing and managing programs, grass-roots community-based public policy, and provided strategic planning and technical assistance support to individuals and organizations throughout the social sectors.

Mr. Hill is a native of Madison, Virginia, who moved to New Mexico from California in 1994. He is a graduate of Occidental College (Los Angeles) where he double-majored, earning bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and History, while also studying Sports Medicine and Religious Studies. In 2001, Hill earned a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Phoenix, where the concentration of his work was in Marriage, Family & Child Therapy. Hill is a Senior Associate with Everyday Democracy- a national deliberative dialogue organization dedicated to social change and racial equity. Hill is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a member of the Society of Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

Fees for this program include all 6 sessions and are set up on a sliding scale:

  • Tier 1, Organization Budget Under $150,000/year: $175
  • Tier 2, Organization Budget $150-500,000/year: $335
  • Tier 3, Organization Budget Over $500,000/year: $465

If you are accepted into the program we will send you a registration link. We will have modest transportation stipends available for those attending from outside of Santa Fe County. If you have any questions at all about fees, please be in touch.


Questions about this program or any of our work? Contact Director of Community Programs, Annmarie McLaughlin at amclaughlin@santafecf.org or
505-988-9715, ext 7005, and be sure you are on the Foundation's mailing list for ongoing updates. We look forward to working with you!