Executive Director Pro-D Day Conference
$40 – $125
Executive Director Pro-D Day Conference

Executive Director Pro-D Day Conference

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Simon Fraser University Downtown Campus

515 West Hastings

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Executive Director Pro-D Day Conference

November 24th, 2016      SFU Downtown Campus, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver

Overview

1st Annual Executive Director Pro-D Day Conference will be held in Vancouver on Thursday, November 24, 2016. As an ED, CEO, or Coordinator of a non-profit in BC, you are invited to join us.

This exciting day-long event will consist of eight workshops led by fellow Executive Directors, a dynamic keynote address by Vu Le (ED of Rainier Valley Corps and author of Non-Profits with Balls blog), lunch, networking opportunities, and a post-conference publication encapsulating a Top 5 list for each workshop topic.

Keynote Address

We are delighted to have Vu Le as our keynote speaker. Vu is the ED of Rainier Valley Corps in Seattle, an organization that supports non-profit leaders of colour as well as the author of the brilliant Non-Profits With Balls blog. Vu will focus on the Top 5 things that Boards need to understand about EDs and you are encouraged to invite your Board members to attend this part of the conference. Michelle Fortin of Watari will MC the evening.

Workshops

The conference will run two concurrent workshop streams so attendees can participate in four different topic sessions.  The goal of the conference is to support non-profit leaders to be and to do their best. Workshops will be facilitated by experts (a fellow Executive Director) and are designed to distil the Top 5 things every ED needs to know about _____ for the ED who would rather not deal with _____.

Workshop topics include:

  1. Fundraising - Facilitated by Jennifer Johnstone of Central City Foundation

  2. Financial Management - Facilitated by Feri Dehhar of the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC

  3. Governance - Board Boundaries and Operations - Facilitated by Jennifer Breakspear of Options for Sexual Health

  4. Grant Writing - Facilitated by Greg Oudman of the Health Initiative for Men

  5. Human Resources - Facilitated by Laurie Parsons of Ishtar Transition House

  6. Outcome Measurements and Evaluation - Facilitated by Alison Brewin of (Interim) Access Pro Bono 

  7. Succession Planning and Managing Leadership Transitions - Facilitated by Michel Pouliot of Burnaby Family Life

  8. Technology and Non-profits - Facilitated by Jane Zhang of TechSoup Canada

Lunch

Hosted by Derek Gent of Vancity Community Foundation and Shanthi Besso of SFU's Lifelong Learning in a fun, interactive discussion about What Works in the World of Executive Directors.

The Details

Where: Simon Fraser University Downtown Campus 515 W Hastings

When: Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cost: $125 conference fee for EDs, includes lunch, keynote dinner, and evening social; $40 for Board members and others, includes keynote dinner and evening social.

Note: The conference and lunch are only for EDs and other titled non-profit managers (ie CEOs, Operations Managers, Coordinators, etc). The keynote dinner  and evening social for $40 are then open to Board members and non-EDs.

Sponsors

SFU Lifelong Learning

Vancity Community Foundation

The David and Cecelia Ting Endowment for Education for Public Responsibility

Organizers

Alison Brewin (Alison Brewin Consulting), Jennifer Breakspear (ED at Options for Sexual Health), and Laurie Anderson (PTG Lifecoach and Facilitator) as well as other volunteers are working with SFU to create this conference for you. We are volunteering our time to make this happen. For info, to volunteer, or for other sharing of thoughts, please email alison@alisonbrewin.com or call 604-612-1312.

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