About the Executive Fellowship Program

OneJustice launched the inaugural class of the Executive Fellowship program in September 2010 to respond to the need of the legal services and public interest nonprofit sector to develop strong management skills and train the next generation of diverse leaders.  The Program’s ten-month intensive curriculum, with faculty drawn from the for-profit, larger nonprofit and academic sectors, expands the capacity of the nonprofits to serve their clients by supporting and training a diverse class of executive directors and emerging leaders in core business and management skills.  The Executive Fellowship delivers graduate level nonprofit management content with a focus on learning that is both multi-model and peer-based, with classmates from similar organizational backgrounds

2022-2023 Fellowship Components

Curriculum: This year’s program will cover the following topics: Great Leadership & Nonprofit Governance, Data-Driven Evaluation & Decision-making, Innovation & Change Management, Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Becoming a Great Supervisor, Resolving Interpersonal Conflicts & Fostering Wellness in the Workplace, Creating Budgets & Analyzing Financial Statements, and Revenue Models & Financial Performance. Faculty are drawn from the nonprofit, for-profit, and academic sectors.

Specialized Tracks: In addition, this year’s Fellows will have the option of participating in specialized tracks in Immigration, Housing, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)—in which Fellows will be able to share, collaborate, and/or develop solutions to challenges faced by Fellows with similar interests.

Peer Learning & Networking: One of the most valuable aspects of the Fellowship is the development of a strong peer learning community and support network of like-minded social justice leaders that continue beyond graduation.

To foster closer peer engagement and networking, the Fellowship will come together for 2 full-day, in-person sessions on September 8, 2022 (in San Francisco) and June 8, 2023 (in Los Angeles). Fellows seeking additional networking opportunities will have the option of attending an in-person pre-orientation meet-up on August 25, 2022, to be held simultaneously in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Otherwise, the Fellowship will meet remotely via Zoom once or twice a month.

Peer Coaching Calls: Through an activity known as “hot seating,” facilitated peer-to-peer coaching give Fellows a safe space to share and receive feedback on current organizational challenges. 

Capstone Projects: For the duration of the Fellowship, participants will work on a Capstone Project – a culminating project that lets Fellows apply the knowledge and skills gained in the program to a current opportunity within their organization.

Capstone Presentations: Fellows will present their capstone projects near the end of the program – a dedicated time for Fellows to reflect on what they have learned over the past 10 months. Afterwards, the Fellows will graduate and receive their Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

Alumni Support: After graduating, Fellows will continue to receive targeted support and resources from OneJustice. This includes webinars, organized reunions, in-person trainings, access to articles and resources on leadership topics, and the opportunity to participate in alumni peer coaching calls.


Enrollment is open to managers, senior managers, and executive directors at legal services and public interest nonprofit organizations. If you’re interested in joining the 2022-2023 program, please contact Program Coordinator Jocelyn Ortiz at jortiz@one-justice.org.

Class Schedule

Fellows are expected to attend all sessions and workshops, the dates of which are listed below. If necessary, Fellows may miss up to 3 sessions/workshops with advance notice. 

2 Full-Day In-Person Sessions (9:30am-4:30pm PST):

Thursday, September 8, 2022 (in San Francisco)

Thursday, June 8, 2023 (in Los Angeles)

11 Half-Day Remote Sessions (12:30-3:30pm PST):

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Either (Fellows will be notified in January 2023 which of the following two sessions they will be expected to attend):

Thursday, May 11, 2023 or

Thursday, May 25, 2023

3 Optional Half-Day Sessions (1:30-3:30pm PST):

Thursday, August 11, 2022 (Remote Pre-Orientation Roundtable for Fellows from marginalized communities—e.g., BIPOC, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities)

Thursday, August 25, 2022 (In-Person Pre-Orientation Meet-ups, held simultaneously in San Francisco and Los Angeles)

Thursday, January 26, 2023 (Remote Introduction to Budgets & Financial Statements for Fellows with little-to-no prior financial experience)


Calender showing session dates for the 2022-2023 curriculum