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The Community Chest’s Professional Development Series to Present Effective Leadership Workshop

February 24, 2017


The Community Chest’s Professional Development Series presents a workshop to nonprofit staff

(Englewood, New Jersey; February 24, 2017) — The Community Chest’s 2016-2017 Professional Development Series will present Effective Leadership on Monday, March 13.  Speaker Sharon Thomas, LPC will present the workshop at the Vantage Health System Training Center, located at 2 Park Avenue in Dumont, New Jersey, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The professional development session is open to representatives of local nonprofit organizations who are interested in the personal and professional qualities of a leader.  The workshop will examine how good leadership stands out and brings about tangible, positive influence on the lives of others and how the key contributing factors of a leader’s thinking, emotional intelligence and behavior is developed in daily life situations and circumstances.  Materials will be provided to all participants.

The presenter, Sharon Thomas, LPC, is the owner and CEO of Serenity Consulting, LLC and a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Management Coach, and Consultant.  Thomas has worked in the mental health, addictions and counseling fields for over 20 years, providing therapeutic services to adults, children and youth and professional development training and supervision for line staff and supervisors.  She holds a Masters Degree in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University.

With the motto “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”, The Chest’s mission is to lead initiatives and support nonprofits that make communities stronger and benefit the people of eastern Bergen County in New Jersey.  The training series helps to carry out this mission by assisting local agency staff with the tools to update their skills in management and supervision.  Established in 2014, the series responds to demands on nonprofit managers to acquire a new set of skills that prepare them to meet the requirements of donors and government.

Upon request, participants will receive three continuing education hours (CEHs) for the workshop from the Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey’s Office of Continuing Education and the School of Social Work.  Participants will receive certificates of completion after each workshop.

The workshop is free-of-charge and open to professional staff in supervisory positions in the nonprofit sector.  Up to two staff per agency may register.  Advanced registration is required.

For information or to register, call Dr. Shelly Wimpfheimer, Executive Director of The Community Chest, at 201-568-7474 or contact  The sponsors of the series include The Rotary Club of Englewood and SUEZ.

About The Community Chest

For over 80 years, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies in the Englewood area.  The Chest leads initiatives and supports nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County.  Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them to agencies demonstrating the capacity to provide services to local citizens.  The organization also provides coordinating and planning services in its communities, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network.  For further information about The Chest, visit or contact (201) 568-7474.  Stay updated about the organization’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.

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