THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN PHOENIX!

We hope you had a transformative experience at AFP LEAD 2019 in Phoenix, enjoying keynotes, breakout education sessions, and all kinds of networking opportunities.

Please see below for event information including session handouts that you may have missed.

If you attended AFP LEAD 2019, you will receive access to education session recordings via email by the end of October 2019.
Schedule At A Glance

Note: Schedule Subject to Change

Thursday, October 3
AFP Chapter Leaders and Emerging Fundraisers (Young Professional and Collegiate Members) Only
7:30 am – 5:00 p.m.Registration Open
Room: Valley of the Sun Foyer
7:30 am – 5:00 p.m.Executive Coaching Sessions (Prior sign-up required; sessions occur in 30-minute blocks)
Room: Laveen A & B
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast
Room: Valley of the Sun A/B/C
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.Chapter Management Session
Room: Valley of the Sun A/B/C
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.Emerging Fundraisers Program
Room: Valley of the Sun E
11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.Chapter Administrator Meeting
Room: Ahwatukee B
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.Chapter Leader & Emerging Fundraisers Lunch
Sponsored by Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
Room: Valley of the Sun A/B/C
1:00 – 2:45 p.m.Like Size AFP Chapter Meetings
Group 1: 15-50 Members - Room: Alhambra
Group 2: 51-100 Members - Room: Encanto A
Group 3: 101-250 Members - Room: Encanto B
Group 4: 251-400 Members - Room: North Mountain
Group 5: 400+ Members - Room: South Mountain
1:00 – 3:45 p.m.Emerging Fundraisers Program
Room: Valley of the Sun E
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.Emerging Fundraisers Speed Mentoring
Room: Valley of the Sun E
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.Emerging Fundraisers Happy Hour
Sponsored by Sanford Institute of Philanthropy
Room: Oculus
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.Networking Reception
Room: Valley Overlook
Friday, October 4
6:00 - 7:00 a.m.Yoga by Desert Breeze Yoga (Prior sign-up required)
Room: Paradise Valley
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Anonymous Programs of Recovery
Room: Ahwatukee B
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration Open
Room: Valley of the Sun Foyer
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Executive Coaching Sessions (Prior sign-up required; sessions occur in 30-minute blocks, not during keynote sessions)
Room: Laveen A & B
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.Breakfast
Room: Valley of the Sun A/B/C
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.Opening Keynote: Paul Schmitz, CEO, Leading Inside Out
Room: Valley of the Sun A/B/C
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.Breakout Education Sessions
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.Networking Lunch
Room: Valley of the Sun A/B/C
1:30 – 2:45 a.m.Breakout Education Sessions
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.IDEA Keynote: Nancy Santiago Negron, Vice President, Hispanics in Philanthropy
Room: Valley of the Sun A/B/C
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.PAC Reception (U.S. member attendees only)
Room: Oculus
Saturday, October 5
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Registration Open
Room: Valley of the Sun Foyer
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
Room: Valley of the Sun A/B/C
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.Anonymous Programs of Recovery
Room: Ahwatukee B
8:00am – 12:30 p.m.Executive Coaching Sessions (Prior sign-up required; Sessions occur in 30-minute blocks, not during keynote sessions)
Room: Laveen A & B
8:00 – 9:15 a.m.Breakout Education Sessions
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.Women’s Philanthropy Institute Co-Lab Session
Room: Camelback B
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.Breakout Education Sessions
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Breakout Education Sessions
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Closing Keynote & Lunch: Mpumi Nobiva, International Speaker and Communication Strategist
Room: Valley of the Sun A/B/C

Speakers
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Paul Schmitz
Opening Keynote Speaker

Paul Schmitz

Paul Schmitz builds the collective leadership of organizations and communities to achieve greater social impact through his roles as Senior Advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. He is also the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the former CEO of Public Allies, where he helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults begin careers working for community and social change. Paul is a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, was a social innovation advisor to the Obama White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and five children.


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Nancy Santiago Negrón
Friday Keynote Speaker

Nancy Santiago Negrón

Nancy Santiago Negrón steers Hispanics in Philanthropy’s public-facing strategy, forging partnerships with a new generation of philanthropists and impact investors and broadcasting HIP’s message on the importance of investing in strong Latino communities. A seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in the areas of education, workforce development, federal policy, and management, Nancy served for two terms in the Obama Administration and has been instrumental in the design and execution of key public policy and federal programs. Focused on aligning capital with justice and racial equity, her leadership skills have been employed in government, the tech sector, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, corporations, and cultural organizations. An inspirational activist and speaker, she has received numerous awards and recognitions including being selected as a fellow for the Belfer Institute’s Seminar in Israel for Latino Policy Leaders; the Spanish Embassy’s Hispanic Leaders Program in Spain; the U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award; and the Woman of Distinction award from El Diario La Prensa, New York’s largest Spanish-language newspaper.


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Mpumi Nobiva
Closing Keynote Speaker

Mpumi Nobiva

International Speaker and Communication Strategist Mpumi Nobiva, has spoken at the White House, congressional fundraisers, corporate functions and nonprofit initiatives in several countries. Mpumi grew up in South Africa, and, at age nine, lost her mother to HIV/Aids, leaving her orphaned like millions of other children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Reared in material poverty but spiritual wealth by her grandmother, she excelled in the first class of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa before coming to the United States to study. She currently holds a master's degree in Strategic Communications from High Point University and serves as the first alumnus on the Board of Directors of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls in South Africa. As NationBuilder's first Leader in Residence, Mpumi is developing the digital infrastructure for Share Your Story Africa - an initiative inspired by her advocacy work uniting youth against HIV/AIDS and domestic violence in South Africa - all while sharing her powerful story at events around the world. She also is experienced in hosting events and facilitating workshops.


Education Topics

Below is the current list of session topics that will be presented at AFP LEAD. Stay tuned - there is more to come!

Note: Sessions Subject to Change

Click below to see each day's schedule of Education Sessions. (For all event items and times, see the Schedule at a Glance, above.)

Session Handouts

8-30 - 11:30 a.m. - Chapter Management Sesssion
Time for a Tough Talk

Room: Valley of the Sun A/B/C

Tough conversations are… TOUGH! However, avoiding them generally leads to even greater challenges in work and volunteer service. In this interactive session, we will discuss strategies for dealing with conflict head-on in productive ways that strengthen your team, your board and your own professional leadership.

Presented by: Jenny Carrillo, MA, CFRE

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. - Emerging Fundraisers Program: Lift Off! Getting Ready for a Career that Fuels You

Room: Valley of the Sun E

Beam me up Scottie! No it’s not an episode of Star Trek but if you’re not strategic; your career will be a never ending mission about the Starship Nonprofit. In this Keynote, Kishshana will share the tools, tips and tricks you’ll need to be the captain of your career so you can chart your own journey.

Presented by: Kishshana Palmer, CFRE, CEO, Kishshana and Co.

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. - Emerging Fundraisers Program: Mentorship, Sponsorship & Coaching for the Emerging Leader

Room: Valley of the Sun E

Come join us as we examine three areas of personal and professional growth for the emerging leader. In this workshop we will examine the differences between mentorship, sponsorship and coaching for your continued life-long growth and learning. With breakout moments, group work and partner work, we will look at effective examples of these areas. We will ask questions like: “What does it look like?”, “What is the role of the mentor, sponsor or coach?”, and most importantly, “What can I do to be most effective as the mentee, sponsee or coached?” We will also learn about finding these individuals, making the ask for their assistance and building the relationship for success.

Presented by: Ken Miller, CFRE, President, Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. - Emerging Fundraisers Program: The Surprising Secret to Success

Room: Valley of the Sun E

Harness the greatest tool in your arsenal: time. Time management can seem like an intimidating topic, but in reality, it represents taking active control of your activities by getting organized and sticking to a daily schedule. Having processes in place that direct our conversations and actions spells the difference between average and exceptional results. Each one of us only have 86,400 seconds in the day. It’s up to us to use them wisely.

Presented by: Krista Berry Ortega, MS, Sr. Manager, Sanford Partnerships, Sanford Programs at National University Systems

11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. - Chapter Administrator Meeting

Room: Ahwatukee B

This session for Chapter Administrators provides the platform to connect with each other to share best practices and hear from AFP Staff.

1:00 – 2:45 p.m. - Like-Size Chapter Meetings

Meet with your like-size chapter group to discuss agenda items submitted prior to the meeting that will improve your chapter operations. The chapter groups are as follows:
Group 1: 15-50 Members - Room: Alhambra
Group 2: 51-100 Members - Room: Encanto A
Group 3: 101-250 Members - Room: Encanto B
Group 4: 251-400 Members - Room: North Mountain
Group 5: 400+ Members - Room: South Mountain

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. - Emerging Fundraisers Program: Social Styles

Room: Valley of the Sun D/E

Improve your leadership by understanding how your social style impacts your communication with colleagues, donors and community stakeholders. Discover your own style and explore how to best communicate with others based on their style.

Presented by: Krista Berry Ortega, MS, Sr. Manager, Sanford Partnerships, Sanford Programs at National University Systems

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. - Emerging Fundraisers Program: Leading Without Formal Authority

Room: Valley of the Sun D/E

Early in our careers, it may feel like we have little power within an organization because we aren’t senior managers. Does this mean we cannot exercise leadership? Absolutely not! In this session, learn how to develop informal authority—the ability to mobilize people through social influence—to achieve personal and professional success.

Presented by: Elizabeth Castillo, Assistant Professor of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies, Arizona State University

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. - Emerging Fundraisers Program: Brand Yourself to Win: An Afternoon Chat About Your Personal Brand

Room: Valley of the Sun E

Isn’t personal branding for organizations and companies? Do you really need personal branding as a new leader? The answer is YES! Everything you do publicly is a reflection of who you are and what you have to offer. Your brand tells the story. Let’s talk about how to use effective personal branding to build a career that is authentically you and that attracts and retains the attention of your peers and future employers.

Presented by: Kishshana Palmer, CFRE, CEO, Kishshana and Co.

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. - Opening Keynote: Paul Schmitz, CEO

Room: Valley of the Sun A/B/C

Paul Schmitz builds the collective leadership of organizations and communities to achieve greater social impact through his roles as senior advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. He is also the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the former CEO of Public Allies, where he helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults begin careers working for community and social change. Paul is a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, was a social innovation advisor to the Obama White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisc., with his wife and five children.

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Performance Management: Methods for Success

Room: Valley of the Sun E

Thanks to the traditional “command and control” model of supervision, many managers either neglect performance management because they don’t want to do it, or lean into it in the wrong direction and create a negative work environment. This session will share an updated model that aligns employee expectations with strategic goals.

Presented by: Karen Stafford, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Manager, Organizational Development and Learning, Arizona Regional Office, Employers Council

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Leadership and Emotional Intelligence—Keys to Professional and Personal Success

Room: Encanto B

Studies have consistently shown that developing emotional intelligence is likely to increase one’s satisfaction with work and personal life. This session looks at several indicators of high emotional intelligence as we as explore strategies for increasing self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

Presented by: Karen Dyer, Partner, On Point Leadership

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Coaching Demystified

Room: Maryvale A/B

What exactly is coaching, and what are the benefits? When should you consider contracting a coach for yourself or an employee? How do you find a coach? And what does it cost? A panel of professional coaches will be answer these questions and more during an interactive discussion.

Presented by: Tara George, Partner / Lead, KCI Search + Talent; Diane Lloyd, CFRE, PCC, CEO and Executive Coach, Inspired Results Group; and Kimberly Boyd-Lewis, President and CEO, Evre Little Detail

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Managing Intergenerational Teams—LIVE

Room: Encanto A

As development professionals we spend a lot of time thinking about how to communicate with and solicit gifts from donors in each generation, but what about our teams? As the profession grows, more young professionals are becoming fundraisers. They are excited to raise money and want to do a great job. However, like the generational differences in our donors, our teams’ needs vary by generation. During this conversation, we will explore how good intergenerational management can help a manager get the best out of his/her team.

Presented by: Kishshana Palmer, CFRE, CEO, Kishshana and Co.; Rochelle Sodipo, Creative Director, Rosereddetc

10:30 – 11:45 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Authentic Leadership Workshop (Part 1) (First Come, First Served; Space Limited)

Room: Valley of the Sun D

Authentic and transformational leadership is not a defined set of skills or competencies that a leader can acquire; instead, it is a practice of embracing more complex thinking and guiding teams by example to reach their highest potential. This workshop will explore vertical leadership training design and its application to developing and growing extraordinary leaders. Through this discussion, leaders will discover the power of vulnerability and how they can drive transformational performance through an authentic approach.

Presented by: Mark McCampbell, Senior VP, Strategic Partnerships, Advancement Resources, Lauri Lumm, Senior Facilitator, Advancement Resources

Please plan to attend the full workshop, which spans two session time blocks. This session will not be recorded.

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. - Leading Change: Leveraging My Own Style to Make Things Happen—Keys to Professional and Personal Success

Room: Encanto A

In this session you will learn your preferred style in approaching and leading change, as well as how your style impacts others. You will explore how to best deal with people who have different style preferences and identify those potential pitfalls that may impact your ability to be most effective in your role.

Presented by: Karen Dyer, Partner, On Point Leadership

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. - Mischief, Scandal and Bad Behavior: Confronting the Dark Side of Nonprofits

Room: Valley of the Sun E

Disasters will happen, and most are not even your fault. But what are you (and your organization) going to do when disaster strikes? Damage control, recovering donor trust, dealing with negative media—its REAL, folks, so come on in and face the fire! Walk out confident that you are ready to deal with the mischief, scandal and bad behaviors.

Presented by: John Scola, CFRE, Chief Development Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs Phoenix

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. - Leadership and Management: Making the Switch from Player to Coach

Room: Maryvale A/B

For those currently serving in mid-level or senior management roles, growing both your leadership abilities and management skills is critical for your success. But many excellent fundraisers come into management roles without any formal training in either leadership or management and often aren’t sure how to grow these skills. In this session, we’ll discuss the differences between “leading” and “managing,” and share practical tools and approaches to help you grow these skills.

Presented by: Tara George, Partner/Lead, KCI Search + Talent

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. - Feedback Conversations that Actually Work

Room: Maryvale A/B

The number one topic in any leadership training is the dreaded feedback conversation. Every manager is looking for a way to have a feedback conversation that doesn’t trigger fear and dread in the eyes of their staff. There are many feedback frameworks out there, but this session will dig a litter deeper and help you understand how you can create a culture that craves feedback and gives you practical tools to use in your next feedback conversation.

Presented by: Diane Lloyd, CFRE, PCC, CEO and Executive Coach, Inspired Results Group

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. - Authentic Leadership Workshop (Part 2) (First Come, First Served; Space Limited)

Room: Valley of the Sun D

Authentic and transformational leadership is not a defined set of skills or competencies that a leader can acquire; instead, it is a practice of embracing more complex thinking and guiding teams by example to reach their highest potential. This workshop will explore vertical leadership training design and its application to developing and growing extraordinary leaders. Through this discussion, leaders will discover the power of vulnerability and how they can drive transformational performance through an authentic approach.

Presented by: Mark McCampbell, Senior VP, Strategic Partnerships, Advancement Resources, Lauri Lumm, Senior Facilitator, Advancement Resources

Please plan to attend the full workshop, which spans two session time blocks. This session will not be recorded.

8:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
The Seven Rules of High Self-Esteem for Fundraising Leaders

Room: Encanto B

In this highly informative and interactive workshop, Ken Miller, CFRE, will lead a workshop to answer the simple question of “what are the traits of leaders with high self-esteem?,” and more importantly, “how do I manifest those traits in my work, home and everyday life?” During this fun and interactive workshop, we will look at and discuss the practices of living consciously, self-acceptance, selfresponsibility, living purposely, personal integrity and of courage. Come join us as we learn about selfesteem and its impact on leadership, life and self.

Presented by: Ken Miller, CFRE, President, Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants

8:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Leading with Empathy, Gratitude, and Action

Room: Maryvale A/B

The nonprofit sector is currently experiencing an unprecedented amount of employee turnover and executive leadership succession, while at the same time the number of new organizations continues to grow. With access to technology, a positive work culture, opportunities for advancement, and professional development becoming priorities for today’s workforce, leaders must implement new strategies in order to meet these needs. This session will examine the elements of servant leadership, and how leading through empathy, gratitude, and action can address issues concerning employee engagement, job satisfaction, and retention.

Presented by: Ian Adair, CEO, Gracepoint Foundation

8:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
DAF is Not a Four-Letter Word: Understanding How to Navigate the Relationship Between Donor Advised Funds and the Nonprofits They Serve

Room: Valley of the Sun E

Donor advised funds have been around since the 1930s but have only recently grown in popularity. In fact, they are philanthropy’s fastest growing vehicle. Yet, many nonprofits are unsure of the how to manage the relationships between the fund advisor and the sponsoring organization. This session will review the basics of donor advised funds and discuss the role fundraising professionals can take in shaping internal and external policies around the relationship with sponsoring organizations.

Presented by: Nancy M. Brown, CFRE, Executive Director, Winona Community Foundation

8:00 - 9:15 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Dare To Lead™—Finding the Courageous Leader in You! (Part 1) (First Come, First Served; Space Limited)

Room: Valley of the Sun D

Whether you are in a leadership role or thinking about taking that next step, this workshop will help you access your inner courage while identifying the unique strengths and surprising skills that make us courageous leaders. Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals. We will dig in and dig deep to understand how vulnerability and courage are connected and talk about practices you can implement at work to build courageous cultures, high trust teams and feedback-craving employees. Based on Brené Brown’s new book, Dare to Lead™, this workshop will give you the foundation you need to become the leader you want to be.

Presented by: Diane Lloyd, CFRE, PCC, CEO and Executive Coach, Inspired Results Group

Please plan to attend the full workshop, which spans two session time blocks. This session will not be recorded.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Social Impact Investing: A New Tool for Fundraisers?

Room: Maryvale A/B

There has been much hype in recent years about the emergence of social impact funds. These investment vehicles focus on making market or near-market returns by financing social and environmental causes. But how do they really work? Dr. Shangraw will provide an overview of this new resource-raising tool and share his experiences working with social impact investors. Presented by: Rick Shangraw, Jr. Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, ASU Enterprise Partners

Presented by: Rick Shangraw, Jr. Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, ASU Enterprise Partners

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Finding Success in Failure

Room: Encanto A

There’s a lot of talk about successful leaders, but failure is talked about in dark corners and whispered tones. What do we discover about ourselves when we fail? How do we recover after personal or professional scandal? Let’s talk about how to find your personal brand of success when you fail.

Presented by: Kishshana Palmer, CFRE, CEO, Kishshana and Co.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Trends in Giving: How Did the 2017 Tax Reform Law Impact Charitable Giving and What Can We Do About It?

Room: Valley of the Sun E

The 2017 tax reform bill was predicted to have a significant impact on the nonprofit sector, including the potential for significant losses in charitable giving in the billions of dollars. What have we seen thus far in terms of impact based on data from sources such as GivingUSA and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project? Can we encourage Congress to enact new incentives to increase giving and expand our country’s donor pool? And how can YOU help enact public policy to increase charitable giving? We will discuss the current public policy landscape, the impact on YOUR fundraising, what charities can look forward to in 2019 and beyond, and how the sector can address these issues.

Presented by: Jason Lee, JD, Chief Advocacy and Strategy Officer and General Counsel, Association of Fundraising Professionals; Adrienne Longenecker, CFRE, COO, Hill Country Conservancy

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Building Your Rockstar Team

Room: Valley of the Sun E

What got us here, won’t get us there. So how do we build a team for success? In this session, Maureen will cover how to start where you are, taking into account the team you already have, the support you may/may not have from your organization, and the role of positive friction.

There is no one path, one model; rather there is your path. Maureen will provide insights and key questions to assess your own org and how to prioritize based on current reality.

3 Takeaways

  1. A framework for your own Rockstar Team
  2. You are smarter than the thought leaders
  3. Wow. Friction can actually be … good?

Presented by: Maureen Blandford, VP Marketing at GiveSmart

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Dare To Lead™—Finding the Courageous Leader in You! (Part 2) (First Come, First Served; Space Limited)

Room: Valley of the Sun D

Whether you are in a leadership role or thinking about taking that next step, this workshop will help you access your inner courage while identifying the unique strengths and surprising skills that make us courageous leaders. Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organizational development professionals. We will dig in and dig deep to understand how vulnerability and courage are connected and talk about practices you can implement at work to build courageous cultures, high trust teams and feedback-craving employees. Based on Brené Brown’s new book, Dare to Lead™, this workshop will give you the foundation you need to become the leader you want to be.

Presented by: Diane Lloyd, CFRE, PCC, CEO and Executive Coach, Inspired Results Group

Please plan to attend the full workshop, which spans two session time blocks. This session will not be recorded.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Systems Thinking for Fundraising Success

Room: Valley of the Sun E

Building relationships and raising money are essential aspects of our jobs, yet are no longer enough to produce transformative impact. Learn how systems thinking—the ability to holistically understand and shape structural patterns, power dynamics, and implicit assumptions beneath events and situations—positions you to achieve organizational success and collective impact.

Presented by: Elizabeth Castillo, Assistant Professor of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies, Arizona State University

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Mental Health in the Workplace: How Nonprofits Can Support Employees and Create a Work Culture that is Stronger than Stigma

Room: Valley of the Sun E

Mental health awareness has become a major concern that organizations need to address in order to support their employees and attract new talent. This session will examine: how mental illness is impacting the work place and the nonprofit sector; how mental health effects employee retention, organizational culture, and a nonprofit’s financial bottom line; what initiatives and HR policies nonprofits can do to support mental health in their organizations; the importance of mental health awareness; and how promoting stories of lived experience and recovery can help.

Presented by: Ian Adair, CEO, Gracepoint Foundation

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Combating Imposter Syndrome When You Really Want to Go Home

Room: Encanto A

Have you ever felt like a fraud? Like your career achievements are a fluke? Us, too. This is especially true for introverts working in a field of (perceived) extroverts. Learn from other successful introverts about overcoming imposter syndrome, embracing who you are, and finding your place with your extroverted colleagues.

Presented by: Ann-Marie Meacham, MPA, CFRE, Executive Director, M-A Schools Foundation for the Future; Matthew Siegel, CFRE, Director of Development, College of Humanities and the Arts at San José State University; Vinney Arora, Principal Consultant, The Arora Collective

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Breakout Education Sessions
Leadership Development as a Social Justice Strategy

Room: Encanto B

Are you leadership material? The answer depends in large part on your identities, in particular those related to gender and race. Biased models of leadership reinforce dynamics of power and oppression within our organizations, which is why we must make concerted efforts to develop leaders who do not fit the typical prototype. Explore the identity of a leader, learn what it takes for people from historically marginalized and minoritized identities to envision themselves as leaders, and take away practical tools that will help develop your own leadership capacity. Research on the Advancement profession will be shared along with new practices in leadership development that are emerging from within the social justice community.

Presented by: Alexis Kanda-Olmstead, Director, Advancement Talent Management, Dartmouth College

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Courageous Leadership in Changing Times

Valley of the Sun E

Strong and self-aware leaders are essential to any team and organization. As the workplace changes and issues in our society continue to be on the minds and hearts of many, leaders are being asked to develop their voice, their awareness of social issues, and their courage. This session will focus on understanding the changing role of leadership during changing and challenging times. What is courageous leadership? What can we learn from research about the changing expectations of employees? How can we create more psychological safety on our teams to create better outcomes and connections? How does the current pace of change impact the role of leaders? We will look at practical ways leaders can develop and strengthen the competencies needed to create and sustain an inclusive, successful team/organization.

Presented by: Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M., Global Diversity and Inclusion and Education Consultant and Executive Coach


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