501(c)onference 2014

Breakout Sessions

  • Closed  Closed
  • Optional  Optional

  • Thursday Sessions (please choose only one)
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    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Collaborative Impact: Voices from the Field
    Collaborations are complicated and successful, lasting partnerships are rare. Hear from those who have made it work and find out how they do it.
     Optional  Closed 
    3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Corporate Philanthropy Uncensored
    Find out what their websites don't say about what gets funded and why.
     Optional 
    3:15 PM  -  4:30 PM
    Leveraging Skilled Volunteers
    Some executives rely on volunteers to provide support in new ways, find out how they could help you.
     Optional 

  • Friday AM Sessions (please choose only one)
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    Friday, June 6, 2014

    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Succeeding with a Multi-generational Team: Connect, Communicate, Collaborate!
    Today’s non-profit organizations are comprised of four and sometimes five generations, from volunteers to fundraisers to executives. How do they all get along? And what actions can you take to succeed as the leader of your multi-generational team? Join us as we identify what everyone can do to manage, engage, retain and inspire the multi-generational mix. We’ll explore: 1. Fast Facts – a quick tour of the four/five generation workforce and the demographic trends that created it. 2. The New Rules – how to be a great multi-generational group leader; practical tips to succeed with all generations. Facilitator: Devon Scheef, The Learning Café
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    The Core of Sustainability: Best Practices in Succession Planning
    This session will be an abbreviated version of the Succession Planning training that is offered as part of Third Sector Company’s comprehensive leadership development array of services. The seminar will walk participants through a six-step process: 1) Succession Planning Definitions and Differences; 2) Contingency Succession Planning; 3) Succession Planning Policy and Adoption; 4) Human Resource Practices Essential to Succession Planning; 5) Human Capital Development and the Strategic Plan; 6) Sustaining A Culture of Leadership Continuity and Succession. Facilitators: Marc Haupert, Senior Advisor, Third Sector Company; Janet Schulman, Senior Advisor, Third Sector Company
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Activating Communities through Storytelling
    Building our capacity for story-based strategy is rapidly becoming one of the essential tools for leading the future of non-profits and social sector. The nonprofit sector is always seeking to develop leadership, enhance effectiveness, and improve results. Often neglected in these efforts is a re-examination of what inspired many of us to get involved in this work in the first place: a story that made an issue meaningful or an experience that ignited passion. The work of framing an issue, developing a powerful story, branding and packaging ideas has a place within the non-profit sector. Indeed it is one of the formidable building blocks for mobilizing the support of people and resources, achieving policy and advocacy victories, and effectively advancing the vision and mission for our organizations. This session will introduce some of the tools for producing a meaningful story, mobilizing an audience, and strengthening strategy for building stronger more effective non-profit organizations. Facilitator: Kiara Nagel, Center for Story-based Strategy
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Build a High Performing "Get it Done!" Culture
    As a leader, you need doers, not talkers. Learn how to define, implement, and celebrate a healthy culture that will help you raise money, engage board members, improve staff morale, and improve operational performance. Facilitator: Tom Iselin, First Things First Consulting
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Coaching to Build Creativity, Innovation and Leadership
    We have limited human and financial resources, right? We can only be successful if we have “renaissance workers” – people who are smart and can do many things. How do managers encourage staff to think beyond the obvious, take responsibility, and keep learning? One way is through coaching. Participants in this session will learn and practice using professional coaching methods to bring out the best in their staff and help them meet their potential. Facilitator: Belinda Madrid Teitel, Center for Nonprofit Management
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Community Driven Change: Nonprofit Models for Impact
    Are the programs and services you deliver the best they could be? Learn about community driven models for social impact that are successfully mobilizing supporters to help staff meet their missions and make lasting change. Facilitator: Amy Sample Ward, NTEN
     Optional  Closed 
    10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Developing Yourself As a Strong Leader
    Nonprofit leaders essentially act as entrepreneurs who are responsible for motivating themselves, working under a steep learning curve, and looking for collaboration opportunities to enhance their roles as leaders. Facilitator: Jasmine Youssefzadeh, filmanthropos
     Optional 

  • Friday PM Sessions (please choose only one)
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    Friday, June 6, 2014

    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    A Thorough Overview and Demonstration of Tools for Board Meetings
    In this fast-paced, informative and engaging presentation, we provide a description of common areas where technology can significantly increase the effectiveness of boards, their up-front preparation in advance of the meetings, attendance, the meetings themselves and the follow-up. We will demonstrate some of affordable tools that have been created to assist in the work of the board, such as BoardMax, Director Desk from NASDAQ, Diligent Board Book or BoardPaq. Facilitator: Lisa Rau, Confluence Corp.
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Exploring Nonprofit Business Models
    Too often program goals are discussed separately from financial means, although we all know that both must be discussed together. Jan Masaoka will lead a panel of nonprofit leaders experienced in implementing different business models that move the mission forward while not ignoring the financial bottom line. Facilitators: Jan Masaoka, CalNonprofits and Panel
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Tackling Difficult Conversations
    Are you procrastinating on what you fear will be a “difficult conversation?” In this session we will teach you practical techniques for having those conversations that you’ve been delaying. Facilitator: Becky Kanis, The Social Change Agency
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    What’s Your Style? Using the Right Leadership at the Right Time
    How well do you tap into your multiple leadership styles for different situations? To effectively manage the double bottom line, leaders need to understand and access their own strengths and styles of working and interacting. This session will introduce the Connective Leadership Model of behavioral Achieving Styles and related tools that helps individuals and groups identify, understand, and leverage different styles or behaviors according to the situation at hand. Facilitator: Maura Harrington, Center for Nonprofit Management
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Dirty Dozen: 12 Biggest Board Challenges
    Boards are often not what they could or should be in terms of good governance. There are many reasons why this is the case. This highly interactive session will explore a dozen of the more common reasons and ask the audience participants to identify real world examples of how these problems can impact a board and recommend ways to overcome them. We will also ask the participants to identify additional reasons why board fails. The session will be led by three experts on successful boards who will guide the discussion and help the participants identify problems and solutions. Facilitators: Mitch Dorger, Dorger Consulting; Patricia Perez, VPE Tradigital Communications
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    LDIRship for Social Change: Empowered to Speak Up
    Effective leaders need the ability to work among diverse people across lines of race, class, gender, sexual orientation as well as other differences. In this workshop, participants explore how leading from a social change perspective can build strong relationships that strengthen their organizations. Participants will practice utilizing empowering language as a strategy to work across difference. Facilitator: Pvoi-Tamu Bryant and Diana Aquino Price, Leadership Development in Intergroup Relations
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Neuroscience & Organizational Change: A Brain-Healthy Approach
    Leaders who are fluent in social neuroscience can improve their ability to orchestrate change and influence others. This workshop introduces SCARF: a neuroscience-based model to maintain status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness and fairness. Facilitators: Pamela Thompson, Foresight Coaching & Consulting and Dr. Sharon Liu, MPH, MBA, EdD
     Optional 
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