Project Manager, Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies
"In all of my work with the various arts, education, and community initiative programs I have found myself at, I have learned that I am truly passionate about working within a community and with a community to be part of the co-creation process. The MDO program was a perfect fit for me to further my skill sets and leadership capabilities so I can take what I have already learned to the next level." In addition to her work with SEVEDS, Jodi is also training as a leadership guide with the Generative Council at the Center for Nature and Leadership, and planning to launch a local version of the program in Vermont.
“In so much nonprofit work, you are forced to glean little snippets of good management theory or practice on the spot and sometimes with very little guidance. The MDO program is the place where you can finally learn all of the critical skills that bolster mission-driven work, allowing you to succeed rather than burn out. No matter how much nonprofit experience you have had before, be ready to be pleasantly surprised at all of the new learning you have coming.”
"The learning I have gained from the program has exceeded my expectations. I had hoped for some skill training and what I have gotten is truly life training.”