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2018 WVNPA Regional Roundtables: Building Strong Teams

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The spring regional meetings have a new look this year!

They are a bit shorter: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. They include some quality programming in the morning, a networking lunch, and roundtable discussions in the afternoon. Our goal is to provide a forum for nonprofit leaders to share their challenges in a supportive setting and find ways to collaborate with their peers.

As nonprofit leaders, it is our responsibility to ensure that our teams – whether staff, board of directors, or volunteers – are running efficiently and are fully supporting the mission of the organization. Building strong teams is one of the best things we can do to promote organizational growth and groom current and future nonprofit leaders.

But have you ever felt overwhelmed by the prospect of having to manage group dynamics amidst organizational needs? We have goals to monitor, budgets to mind, partnerships to enhance, and initiatives that require collaboration. Not to mention interpersonal relationships! If you have team members who have tunnel vision, lack strategic goals common to the team, have minimal accountability strategies in place, suffer from poor internal communication practices, or simply want to learn the skills needed for developing effective teams, then this regional meeting is for you!

And, as a bonus, plan to renew and refresh by spending the lunch hour networking with your peers. Then participate in afternoon roundtables – a lively discussion of your team’s challenges, ways to apply principles and techniques you learned in the morning session, or seek peer-to-peer consulting on any other issue relevant to the sector or your organization’s needs.







10:00 – 10:30 am             WVNPA Updates

10:30 am – 12:00 pm      Building Strong Teams in Stressful Times with Aila Accad

Using the interactive model Breaking the Perfection Myth, Aila will teach participants to groom leaders from within. She will also introduce applications for time management, communication, and motivation for individuals and teams. Participants will learn ways to identify unique qualities each member brings to the team, a simple model for better team communication, a powerful way to instantly reduce stress and feel energized, and take away reproducible handouts to use with your team members.

12:00 – 12:30 pm             Lunch and networking

12:30 – 2:00 pm                Roundtable Discussions

  • Best practices for applying team building and stress reduction techniques from the morning session to your specific nonprofit organization.
  • Best team building techniques to build current and future leaders.
  • Share any other organizational challenge you have with your colleagues for peer-to-peer learning

About the Presenter: Aila Accad, RN, MSN, is president & founder of LifeQuest International, LLC. She is an innovator in wellness training and coaching. Aila creates uniquely simple, down to earth experiences that help people get results quickly. Thousands of people have reclaimed freedom in their lives through the application of her groundbreaking program, “Breaking the Perfection Myth”. As an innovator and futurist, she is a popular keynote speaker and radio and television guest. Aila is a member of the National Speakers Association, Distinguished Toastmaster and recipient of Business Woman of the Year Award and West Virginia University School of Nursing Golden Graduate Award. Her biography appears in Who’s Who in American Nursing and Who’s Who of Women Executives. Education: Villanova University 1969, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; WV University 1988, Master of Science in Nursing. Certifications:Certified Comprehensive Coach, The Coaching Institute; Certified Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner; Healing Touch Practitioner, Holistic Nurses Association; Reiki Master