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  • Introducing Lift360

    The Institute for Civic Leadership + Common Good Ventures merged as Lift360 to strengthen Northern New England communities by improving effectiveness of leaders and organizations. Lift360 now provides comprehensive services and programs to build nonprofit capacity; develop business, municipal and nonprofit leaders; facilitate collaborations; and convene multi-sector conversations. More »

  • Consulting Services

    Lift360 primarily builds capacity for a host of nonprofit organizations like 3S Artspace and The Nature Conservancy. Our pro bono Springboard connects a nonprofit with a multi-sector volunteer panel to brainstorm a challenge the nonprofit faces. We address every organizational need and complexity, including board development, business and strategic planning, and operational review. More »

  • Leadership Development

    Lift360’s programs enhance the capacity of leaders to succeed. The Leadership Intensive teaches individual and collaborative skills; Emerging Leaders prepares and matches young leaders for nonprofit board roles; Board Connect trains seasoned professionals for board service; we co-deliver the Health Leadership Development Program with the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership; and we develop onsite leadership teams for private and public organizations. More »

  • Community Events

    Lift360’s Leadership in Action Breakfasts bring inspiring national and regional speakers together with area leaders in a friendly networking forum. Our Regional Conference highlights innovative thought leaders who explore collaborative solutions to community and global issues. In partnership with other organizations, we design and facilitate topical public forums that engage civic discourse. More »

  • Workshops and Seminars

    Led by expert facilitators, Lift360 workshops and learning opportunities provide participants relevant tools and creative stimulus to investigate positive paths for transformational change. In addition to new offerings being developed, popular seminars have included Leading Change with Courage and Intention, and Tough Talks Teach: From Difficult Conversations to Positive Results. More »

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Congratulations, Emerging Leaders Graduates 2...

posted on December 9th, 2014
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Join us in congratulating the 5th class of Emerging Leaders, who celebrated completion of their program at South Portland’s Saltwater Grille on December 2, 2014. These talented young

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Winter Springboard Schedule 2015...

posted on December 5th, 2014
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Consider being a volunteer panelist on this popular and invaluable program to help a nonprofit brainstorm a pressing challenge. Upcoming 90-minute, Springboard sessions: January 9 (Portland) WinterKids; February 6 (Portland)

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POSTPONED TILL JANUARY 2015: Last “Choo...

posted on December 5th, 2014
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Don’t miss “Picturing Portland” — the last CHOOSE CIVILITY forum at the Portland Public Library! This free and important PPL conversation will reflect on participant learning and

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Moving Maine Forward

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Scott Simons Architects: Building Community...

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Portland-based architecture firm Scott Simons Architects doesn’t get easy projects, and that’s the way the firm’s founder and Leadership Intensive alumnus, Scott Simons, likes it. Sometimes, his is the second or even third architect to be hired for a project, and thanks in large part to their Lift360 training, the firm that finally designs something that gets built. That was the case with the Portland Public Library. From the start, the firm had to overcome the obstacle of an eight-year gap since the design by the architect originally hired for the project’s design floundered from funding challenges.

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The Nature Conservancy...

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Collaborating for the Environment In their combined experience with the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, ICL Leadership Intensive alumni Bruce Kidman as Director of

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