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2021 WV Nonprofit Leadership Summit: Agenda

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West Virginia Nonprofit Leadership Summit
September 21 – 23, 2021

Onward!

Tuesday, Sept. 21st
  • 9:45am – 10:00am: Technology Check
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Welcome, Introductions & Overview
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm: Reimagining Relevance with Matt Lehrman, Social Prosperity Partners
    • Emerging from a period of unprecedented disruption, nonprofits of every size and scope are balancing the responsibility to get back to business as usual with the opportunity to reconfigure themselves in freshly compelling ways. There’s never been a more opportune time to reconsider how your organizations delivers benefits, engages donors, and serves your community. Expect to emerge from this substantive presentation feeling energized and empowered for the opportunities ahead.
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: Q&A, Discussion, and Onward! stories
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm: BREAK
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Ask the Expert Sessions
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: BREAK
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Breakout Session — It’s Best If I Do It – Learning how to Delegate with Joanne Dennison, The Guidance Counselor for Grown Ups
    • Ever get in over your head because you tried to do it all? It was easier to “do it myself” than to explain or show it to someone else? Run out of time and not delegating it because it is the last moment and it is embarrassing? Very few can (honestly) say this has never happened to us. In the professional (and volunteer) world, no matter how much we plan, things change daily, and as it gets closer to deadlines, hourly. Becoming comfortable with delegation, and developing a strategy to do so, can be the difference between things happening effectively, and total chaos.
    • By attending this session you will learn:
      • That letting go and delegating is, at times, the “best” thing to do
      • How to get your mind in a place where you can delegate
      • How to decided what to delegate and to whom
      • How to manage the project you are delegating
      • How to delegate to volunteers while creating a succession plan
  • 4:00PM – Adjourn for the day
Wednesday, Sept. 22nd
  • 9:45am – 10:00am: Technology Check
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Welcome, Introductions & Overview
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm: Are you Asking the Right Strategic Questions with Mike Stone, Strategy by Stone and Jennifer Bonnett, Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute
    • Strategic planning has always presented a conundrum for nonprofits. On the one hand, planning is an important function for any organization. On the other hand, traditional approaches to strategic planning are ill-designed to meet the needs of nonprofits. The primary objective of my proposed session is to give nonprofits a new way to think about strategy development. Based on a metaphor of “organization as a person”, my planning requires that nonprofits look inward (to identify enduring strengths and values); and look outward (to assess changes in the community you serve). Only then can the nonprofit think about how best to move forward. With this framework as a foundation, I then introduce the lifecycle stages framework. The underlying belief is that the strategic questions that drive planning differ according to the lifecycle stage of your nonprofit. I will provide a tool for assessing your “strategy lifecycle stage” and a summary framework of the lifecycle stages.
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: WVNPA Annual Meeting
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm: BREAK
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Ask the Expert Sessions
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: BREAK
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Breakout Session — Employee Engagement & Burnout: The Remote Workforce Edition with Becky Mathis Stump, Ethos Leadership
    • Many leaders believe today‚Äôs remote work policies will outlast COVID-19, and that brings two significant challenges to the forefront:
      • How will we keep employees engaged for the long haul?
      • How will we help employees avoid the burnout associated with blurred lines between home and work? If you want to hear and share ideas about how to navigate the changed/changing work environment, this session is for you.
  • 4:00PM – Adjourn for the day
Thursday, Sept. 23rd
  • 9:45am – 10:00am: Technology Check
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Welcome, Introductions & Overview
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm: Using Native American Philosophy to Lead a Nonprofit with Craig Greening, JCDC and Bob Pirner, WV Association for Disability Employment
    • Craig and Bob have written a book “Walking in Balance: Lessons Learned from Leading a Nonprofit Business.” The book, about non-profit leadership, is heavily influenced by the authors’ experiences living on the Lakota and Navajo Nations prior to moving to West Virginia. The philosophy they learned from their Native mentors has influenced every nonprofit they have been involved with. The two have started nonprofits, saved struggling nonprofits, and led successful nonprofits during their long careers.
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: Q&A, Discussion, and Onward! stories
  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm: BREAK
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Ask the Expert Sessions
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: BREAK
  • 2:30pm – 4:00pm: Breakout Session — Digital Maturity: A Lifecycles Capacity Approach with Ellen Owens-Karcsay, Karcsay Consulting Group
    • The Nonprofit Lifecycles framework is a stage-based approach to organizational capacity. Digital Maturity compliments the Lifecycles Capacity framework by providing a resource to better understanding the technology capacity and capability of an organization and how technology is currently set to support administrative and operational systems. Organizations are turning to technology with hopes of becoming more efficient and effective. It is critical that an organization assess their current level of digital maturity, organizational capacity, and processes before implementing technology solutions. Consultants and organizational leaders will benefit from the information and resources provided in this interactive session.
  • 4:00PM – 4:30 PM: Evaluation and Wrap-up
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