In October of 2019, Common Good Vermont merged with the Center for New Leadership. View our programs below and learn about the merger here. Please note we are undergoing a rebranding process this Summer and some links will bring you to the Center for New Leadership website while we transition.

Our renowned 80-hour series helps nonprofit leaders gain and refine the skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions.

“[It] was a great fast track option for busy working nonprofit leaders. The information was practical, the connections helpful and the faculty very experienced. I have a much more complete skill set to bring back to my workplace along with a renewed confidence for tackling tough issues in the nonprofit world.”–Certificate Graduate

The Certificate in Training, Facilitation, and Consulting is a six-month certificate program designed for both experienced consultants, facilitators, and trainers, and also people who are moving into these roles.

Specially designed for small to mid-sized nonprofits, this six-month program will demystify and destigmatize fundraising and build your skills in all areas of development. You will learn in a collaborative and hands-on environment consisting of interactive trainings, peer learning circles, and individualized coaching.

The Women’s Leadership Circles of Vermont provide powerful women the space, support, and tools to lead with clarity and confidence.

“The personal and professional camaraderie that develops is unique and will last well past the end of the WLC. Kerry is professional, knowledgeable, competent and most importantly a warm and genuine person.”

–Past Circle Participant

Why should kids have all the fun? Our annual one-day professional development retreat is tool-based, interactive and fun. Join us for a day of learning skills, deepening knowledge, connecting with your nonprofit colleagues and innovating sector leaders, and eating s’mores.

We are the foremost provider of Results-Based Accountability and related skills in northern New England.  We provide training, coaching, and support to strengthen the capacity of mission-driven organizations to lead significant, sustained improvements in the well-being of our communities.

“[The trainers] were terrific; welcoming, professional, prepared, approachable, and available for further contact regarding the program.”

–Training Participant


Our Board Leadership Trainings are a collection of workshops that introduce board members to the most important knowledge and skills for successful board service and set young people up to serve on boards.



The Center for New Leadership is home to a network of experienced consultants and coaches from around the region. Our inquiry-based approach ensures that we work together with our clients to address your actual, core issues and co-create transformative improvements. Discounted rates available for working with our community of emerging consultants.

Are you looking for consultants in Vermont or New England for your nonprofit or mission-driven organization? Don’t waste your valuable time researching lots of individuals or wading through RFPs. We’ll talk through what you need and work with you to ensure the best fit from our diverse pool of excellent consultants experienced in strategic planning, board development, fundraising and much more. Contact us to see how we can help you or your organization!