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Newly Designed Leadership Institutes to Feature Day-long Interactive Sessions in Lewiston-Auburn

by Brenda Peluso

MANP will showcase a series of new day-long programs for executive directors in the Nonprofit Leadership Institutes that will be offered on September 10 & 11, and 17 & 18 at the Auburn Public Library.

These newly designed Leadership Institutes will feature the following interactive sessions: Powerful Presentations; Assessing Your Board/Developing a New Governance Strategy; Nonprofit Marketing Power; and Developing Strategic Alliances.

These sessions are limited to 20 participants, and preference will be given to executive directors from Androscoggin, Oxford, Franklin, Piscataquis and Somerset counties. Participants must be willing to attend either of the two-day sessions, or both of the 2-day sessions. The cost for participating will be $75 per two day session, or $100 for all four days.

The Institutes will kick-off on September 10 in Rumford with Powerful Presentations. In this session, Judy Ringer and Susan Losapio team up to help leaders develop a more powerful presence, enhance confidence, and connect with an audience, regardless of the topic. Leaders will also be guided in the Four Defining Characteristics of a Powerful Presentation and have the opportunity to deliver several one-minute presentations on tape and receive individual coaching.

On September 11, Gary Stern will lead Nonprofit Marketing Power. This session offers a mix of discussion and audio-visual presentations. Leaders will develop a new understanding of marketing and new tools for success. Session materials will include complimentary excerpts from the forthcoming 3rd Edition of Marketing Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations, a Fieldstone Alliance publication by Gary Stern and Elana Centor.

On September 17, the second, two-day Leadership Institute will kick off with Assessing Your Board/Developing a New Governance Strategy. In this session, Jeff Wahlstrom, president of Starboard Leadership Consulting, will provide executive directors and their boards with access to Starboard’s comprehensive board assessment, and work with leaders to develop a governance strategy for their boards.

The series will conclude on September 18 with Developing Strategic Alliances. In this session, Kathy Hunt help leaders integrate what you already know about the collaboration continuum with new learning, including negotiation skills, sharing risk and recognition, and realistically assessing organizational partner opportunities.

To enroll, please email LK Gagnon.