Professional Leadership Institute

Do you operate a non-profit organization? Are you looking to grow your organization, network with colleagues, prepare for challenges, and focus your vision? Please join us at the Professional Leadership Institute (PLI), co-sponsored by the Delaware Nature Society and ANCA. Since 1996, over 150 participants from across the nation have attended PLI.

The 2018 Professional Leadership Institute was held on March 6-10 at the Delaware Nature Society’s Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin, DE. Keep checking back for information about the 2019 Institute!

cholarships are available. Personal Statement for Scholarship Request is required. Up to 500 words, include:

1) Reason you feel you should recieve scholarship
2) How PLI will impact your career
3) Statement of need 

Mail to: Professional Leadership Institute c/o Delaware Nature Society P.O. Box 700 Hockessin, DE 19707 

PLI 2018

“This professional development experience exceeded my expectations. It was so well times for me to immerse myself in the thinking of likeminded individuals and organizations.”- 
Jennie Farrar Director, Asbury Woods 

Snow at Ashland Nature Center

"I don’t think I‘ve ever been to a better training.  It helped that it
was in such a beautiful nature center... The quality of the presenters was top notch... I was amazed at the value I was getting for the registration fee. Having the opportunity to hear presentations by and discuss leadership issues with the caliber of presenters at the PLI is worth an order or magnitude more than the cost.

- Chris Bason, Executive Director Delaware Center for the Inland Bays

Birding at PLI

"This was the most worthwhile training I’ve been to by a LONG shot. It was great to learn so many practical skills and at the same time, be able to ask questions, get advice, and bounce ideas around. I am now reenergized to go back to work with a load of new ideas and projects to work on." 
- Laura Baldwin, Interpretive Manager, Delaware Seashore State Park

For Questions: Call Helen Fischel at 302-239-2334 ext. 114 or contact us.