You're It! Book Launch with Alan Broadbent and Franca Gucciardi

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You're It! Book Launch with Alan Broadbent and Franca Gucciardi

By Zephyr Press

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Thu, May 4, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT


The Coop at the University of Toronto St. Michael’s College 81 St Mary Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Canada


Join us for the book launch of You’re It! Shared Wisdom for Successfully Leading Organizations from Both a Seasoned and a First-Time CEO

Alan Broadbent and Franca Gucciardi wrote You’re It! on the premise that experience is meant to be shared. Hear from the two authors as they share their insights and tips on what it takes to be a successful CEO and leader of a non-profit organization.

Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO of CivicAction, will moderate the conversation.

Learn more about the book.

You’re It! is a mentorship in book form, a practical and accessible guide to leading a non-profit organization. It is everything you wanted to know about being a CEO but were afraid to ask. Whether you’re dreaming of becoming a CEO, are new in the position, or are an established CEO looking for new ideas, join other sector leaders for an evening of inspiration and networking.

Event Details

Doors open and networking: 6-6:30 p.m.
Conversation with Alan Broadbent and Franca Gucciardi: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Book signing and networking: 7: 15-8 p.m.

Learn more about the book and download a sample chapter

About the Authors

Alan Broadbent

Alan Broadbent is chairman and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation and chairman of Maytree, an organization committed to advancing systemic solutions to poverty and strengthening civic communities. He has co-founded and chairs a number of initiatives including the Caledon Institute of Social Policy, Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement, and the Institute for Municipal Finance and Governance at the Munk Centre, University of Toronto. Alan is the author of Urban Nation: Why We Need to Give Power Back to the Cities to Make Canada Strong, and co-editor of Five Good Ideas: Practical Strategies for Non-Profit Success. He is a Member of the Order of Canada and recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Franca Gucciardi

Franca Gucciardi has served as the CEO of the Loran Scholars Foundation, a charity that identifies and supports exceptional young Canadians who demonstrate character, service, and leadership, since 2004. Prior to this, Franca designed and implemented Canada’s Millennium Excellence Award program. She is currently the incoming CEO of the McCall MacBain Foundation. In the community, Franca is board chair of College Montrose Children’s Place and a member of the Leadership Council of the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute For Leadership at Ivey Business School. She is a Fellow of the International Women’s Forum and a recipient of the Gil Bennett Gold Standard Governance Award and the Sara Kirke Award for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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