United Way Worldwide, part of the network of more than 1200+ United Ways around the world, is proud to offer a range of programs to build your team’s skills, develop your United Way’s performance and strengthen our global network.  Our team of training and event experts works with leaders throughout the network to develop and deliver compelling programs, designed to prepare you in our fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

Coming together as a network to learn, share and rejuvenate is an essential part of delivering our impact in communities around the world. Conferences, events and training solutions allow for the sharing of best practices through a multitude of formal and informal networking opportunities that strengthen us as an interdependent network. Together, these training solutions and events provide the opportunity for United Ways and their partners to transform lives and communities and inspire millions of people to give, advocate and volunteer.



The continued impact of COVID-19 reminds us of our collective responsibility to the communities we serve. As a result of the pandemic, some of our in-person programming has been cancelled or postponed, while other programs have pivoted to a virtual format. We have turned this reordering moment into an opportunity to expand our current training programs and develop new virtual and hybrid offerings that will become available in 2022. More details to come. 



United Way Worldwide’s Events & Engagement team and Talent Development team are here to provide you with all the tools, resources and know-how you need to make the greatest impact in your local community! With our colleagues across United Way Worldwide and from around the United Way network, we design conferences, trainings, and other exciting events to train, develop, motivate and inspire your staff. Most of our programs are designed for those who are part of the United Way network: local United Way staff, volunteers, advocates, donors and more. Unless otherwise noted, attendance is not restricted. 


In order to best accommodate the schedules, budgets, learning styles and needs of United Way staff throughout the network, we customize content in a variety of formats. Below you’ll see some of the formats we’re currently offering.


Offered on an annual or biennial basis, United Way CONFERENCES bring together United Way staff and volunteers for professional training, networking and opportunities to strengthen relationships with corporate partners. Our in-person and virtual conferences deliver curated content designed for both cross-functional and specialized audiences. While our conferences cover a wide range of topics, the Modern United Way business model serves as a unifying framework to drive network alignment and shared transformation. Plenary and breakout sessions address the critical success factors of the Modern United Way and provide strategies for implementation.


United Way offers exclusive leadership development opportunities to our high-performing and high-potential staff who are committed to building their career at United Way. LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS identify and train our exceptional CEOs, senior leaders and mid-career professionals within the network, positioning them to take on expanded leadership responsibilities in the future. These year-long intensive programs consist of training sessions, self-assessments and executive coaching to cultivate strong leaders who are not only dedicated to our mission, but also have the core leadership competencies to executive impact-driven initiatives. Prospective participants must be nominated by either their CEO or team's Vice President or C-Suite leader (or Board Chair for CEOs).


are in-person and virtual programs that provide cross-functional and specialized training. We have designed training opportunities for all stages of your career: whether you are new, mid-career or senior in the organization, training is available to help you meet your professional goals. At this time, all training is offered virtually.


United Way organizes DONOR EVENTS to engage and retain our major gift donors. These events are designed to create a sense of community through shared philanthropic values and inspire donors to continue supporting our mission with their donations.


are internal business gatherings of senior staff, board volunteers and CEOs across the network designed to strengthen network engagement and performance. Meeting participants advise on network-wide strategy and collaborate to both identify and resolve business challenges. Many meetings are by invitation only and may be visible only to invited participants.


Hosted online by functional area experts, WEBINARS are primarily informational presentations that cover topics relevant to staff of specific functional areas. Click here to view upcoming webinars.

Check out our list of upcoming programs here.