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Weathering the Storm: Board and Executive Leadership Collaboration in a time of Crisis

Date:
April 15th, 2020
Time:
1:00PM to 2:00PM
Location:
Your Computer
Audience:
All, Consultant, Grantmaker, Grantseeker, Nonprofit, Philanthropic Advisor
Event type:
Best practices
Base fee:
$0
Join David Harris and Chris Dame of Interim Executive Solutions to explore the role of leadership during a time of crisis. David and Chris will look into the role of the board and the role of executive leadership when faced with a crisis such as a global pandemic. 
 
Topics to be addressed include:
  • Why crises demand heightened Board engagement
  • Individual and committee roles and responsibilities
  • Key metrics to track and project
  • Executive leadership in developing options
  • Board role in assessing alternative action plans
  • Assigning and managing Board member tasks
  • Unified messaging
  • How crises uncover opportunities

Presenters

Christian Dame 

Chris has been managing change for government, business, and nonprofit organizations for over 40 years. He founded Non Profit Transitions (NPT) in 2003. He has direct experience managing large-scale government and development projects involving design, finance, market research, legal issues, and community relations. Later he served as a consultant to closely held businesses throughout the northeast and internationally. He has served as Interim Executive Director (IED) for many different kinds of organizations including a major homeless veteran’s shelter, Rhode Island’s largest Hispanic social service agency, a regional nonprofit housing development agency, a childcare center and a $30 million social service agency. He’s also consulted to funders in several states about nonprofit turnarounds. Chris has a Master’s degree in City Planning from Harvard University. He speaks frequently at conferences, and he is a certified professional mediator.

David Harris

David has extensive experience working with for-profit and nonprofit organizations to develop and implement strategies to improve operations, marketing, board governance, and leadership team effectiveness. He served as co-chair of Community Action Partners where he provided strategic planning, marketing and other services to Boston area nonprofits. In that capacity David has led projects with nine different organizations. Most recently he served as the interim Executive Director of the Springfield Empowerment Zone in western Massachusetts and the Landing School in Maine. David spent five years as Deputy Director of Teachers21, a professional development service provider, and provided coaching and consulting services to school and district leaders on business strategy and organization. David holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MAT from Simmons College and a Sc.B. in Biochemistry from Brown University.

Frank Reese

Frank is a seasoned executive with over 40 years of management experience in both industry and not-for-profit organizations. An enthusiastic entrepreneurial leader, he has established strengths in strategic planning, fundraising and financial management, product and program introduction, marketing, organizational transition management, and board development. After serving as President of USTeleCenters and ViewTech, two successful public entities, Frank transitioned to his not-for-profit career with an interim experience serving as a Senior Fellow at Tuft’s University’s College of Citizenship and Public Service. More recently Frank has dedicated his leadership energies to the nonprofit arena, particularly environmental science education for urban youth and experiential learning through horticulture and the natural world. He co-founded the Global Habitat Project and oversaw the merger with the Urban Ecology Institute. Frank is a graduate of Harvard College and serves on many nonprofit boards.

Registration type: 
Normal registration

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