Emerging Social Sector Leaders:
1.0 Program
Dates and details for 2021 coming soon!

(This page addresses the Emerging Leaders 1.0 programFor information on the 2.0 program, open to alumni, click here.)

This experiential immersion program weaves together the learning circle model with elements of personal and professional development. Through facilitated exploration of your own leadership, deep reflection, goal-setting, and peer networking, this immersion program will:

  • Advance your understanding and practice of leading in the nonprofit sector;
  • Strengthen your network of nonprofit colleagues through peer-to-peer learning and support;
  • Deepen your understanding of leadership capacity through gained leadership skills;
  • Align your personal and professional development goals.

  • Application - Due March 2, 2020
  • Program Dates
  • Leadership
  • Cost

The application is available here. Applications are due on March 2, 2020.  
Applications are reviewed, and final decisions are made, by the Emerging Social Sector Leaders facilitation team.   

Program Dates
Application deadline: March 2, 2020
Applicant notification: March 31, 2020

Program sessions:  Cohort members should plan to attend ALL program sessions, with the first session on May 28, 2020 mandatory. Sessions take place at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, 501 Halona Street, in Santa Fe
from 1-5pm

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020
  • Thursday, July 30, 2020
  • Friday, August 28, 2020* - This will be a cross-cohort gathering with participants in the 2020 Emerging Social Sector 2.0 program and alumni from the full network.  
    Note that the final session on August 28 is a Friday.

The Emerging Social Sector Leaders 1.0 program is co-facilitated by Kourtney Andar and Eileen Everett with the oversight of series founder Vicki Pozzebon and co-facilitator Everette Hill.

Kourtney Andar, Co-Facilitator - As a writer, activist, and social justice educator, Kourtney has trained hundreds of men and women on violence prevention, pro-feminism, and environmental justice. He is currently the Works Manager at the Santa Fe Art Institute. As a former board member of Veterans For Peace, he lead membership recruitment efforts, served on the executive committee and lead convention workshops. At the University of Missouri-Columbia, Kourtney co-advised a male ally program and sexual violence prevention student organization, and assisted with implementing a comprehensive bystander intervention program. After having worked as an office administrator for the Center for Social Justice, Kourtney lead the People of Color Caucus with Fertile Ground Institute, worked as the administrative assistant for Culture Reframed – a leading NGO educating on commercial sexual exploitation – and was a featured speaker at the 2014 Earth At Risk: The Justice & Sustainability Conference. Kourtney is a published author and his articles are available on several activist websites. He grew up in Illinois, served five years in the Army National Guard, and moved to Santa Fe with his wife in July 2016.

Eileen Everett, Co-Facilitator, is a wildlife biologist turned environmental educator having had the honor of teaching over 25,000 New Mexican students across the state through mostly multi-day, outdoor programs. She has worked as an environmental educator for Audubon New Mexico and the Santa Fe Watershed Association, has run her own consulting firm, Down to Earth Education, and has served as a Climate Change Educator for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. In early 2016, Eileen stepped into the role of Executive Director of the Environmental Education Association of New Mexico and later that year became one of New Mexico’s first Certified Environmental Educators. She has strong nonprofit experience, having worked in the social sector for over 15 years in a variety of roles. Currently, she is the Chair-Elect of the North American Association’s Affiliate Network Steering Committee. She deeply values an abundance mindset, working collaboratively, education designed for all students, and a more equitable and inclusive world. In her spare time, Eileen can be found tending to her dog pack and goat herd.


Fees for this program include all 4 sessions and are set up on a sliding scale:

  • Tier 1, Organization Budget Under $150,000/year: $115
  • Tier 2, Organization Budget $150-500,000/year: $235
  • Tier 3, Organization Budget Over $500,000/year: $325

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.