Executive Director Pro-D Day Conference
November 24th, 2016 SFU Downtown Campus, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver
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.
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.
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:
Fundraising - Facilitated by Jennifer Johnstone of Central City Foundation
Financial Management - Facilitated by Feri Dehhar of the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC and Shana Martinson, CA
Governance - Board Boundaries and Operations - Facilitated by Jennifer Breakspear of Options for Sexual Health
Grant Writing - Facilitated by Greg Oudman of the Health Initiative for Men
Human Resources - Facilitated by Laurie Parsons of Ishtar Transition House
Outcome Measurements and Evaluation - Facilitated by Alison Brewin of (Interim) Access Pro Bono
Succession Planning and Managing Leadership Transitions - Facilitated by Michel Pouliot of Burnaby Family Life
Technology and Non-profits - Facilitated by Jane Zhang of TechSoup Canada
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.
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 from 5-8pm (dinner at 6).
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.
SFU Lifelong Learning
Vancity Community Foundation
The David and Cecelia Ting Endowment for Education for Public Responsibility
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-612-1312.