United Way Worldwide, part of the Network of more than 1100+ United Ways around the world, is proud to offer a range of programs and learning experiences 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 and resources, designed to prepare you to help every person and every community to thrive.  

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 engagement 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.



United Way Worldwide’s Events & Engagement team and the Learning & Leadership 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 Thriving 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 and provide strategies for implementation.


United Way Worldwide is committed to building LEADERSHIP capabilities for staff and board volunteers around the globe. We are revamping our leadership-development programs to align with the Thriving United Way framework and to advance our strategic transformation. We currently offer programs to onboard new executive leaders (New Executive Leadership Onboarding) and to grow early career high-potential leaders (Next-Generation Leaders Initiative). Click here to view LEADERSHIP opporunities. 


 builds skills, know-how, and confidence in key functional and leadership areas. In 2024, you will begin to see an enriched array of training opportunities connected to the Thriving United Way framework. Additionally, United Way Worldwide in 2024 will provide complimentary LinkedIn Learning licenses to every United Way staff member across the globe. UWW also offers special onboarding programs for all staff. 


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.

Check out our list of upcoming programs here.