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Spotlight: Elements and Impacts of Relational Leadership

Spotlight: Elements and Impacts of Relational Leadership

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (EDT)

Event Details

This event is offered in partnership with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN).

Join us for a day of digging into the many elements and impacts of relational leadership. Participants of this Spotlight will:

  • Examine internal and external relationships that nurture reciprocity, trust, and build towards organizational longevity
  • Learn the importance of knowing and caring for oneself in reaching one's full potential as an empathetic and respected leader
  • Address the power dynamics in leading openly and with curiosity
  • Gain knowledge and strategies for becoming a relational leader

Spotlights are day-long virtual trainings, offering four to five 60-minute sessions, each exploring a different aspect of a specific topic. Each session will be led by experienced nonprofit leaders and subject-matter experts. Spotlights are designed to offer practical information that can be applied immediately along with larger-picture questions and possibilities to consider for the long-term.  

We know it’s difficult to carve out large chunks of time in your day to attend trainings, so we’ve spread the sessions out over a full day, with breaks in between. You will have access to the session recordings for three months!

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Cost + Registration

  • MANP members save $40!
  • MANP members $135 / Nonmembers $175
  • Small team rate: Register three people from the same organization at once and the fourth registration is free!
  • Enter code NCN at when registered to receive the member discount. Please note an account on the MCN website is required to register for this event.

Register Here

  • This virtual event will take place on the Zoom platform. Your access link will be emailed to you the day before the event after 12 p.m.
  • This session will be recorded. The recording will be made available to registrants after the live event.
  • Captioning is provided automatically through Zoom. For information on requesting CART, ASL, or another accommodation, please visit MCN's Registration Policies page.
  • To learn more about events, registration, and payment, visit MCN's Event & Registration FAQ page.


All times listed in Eastern Time. For more information on each of the presenters, please see the event page on MCN's website.

10 – 11 a.m. // Heightening Self-Awareness to Become a More Effective and Inclusive Leader 
Carolyn Evans, director, Master of Arts in Leadership and Center for Leadership Studies, Augsburg College

11:30 am – 12:30 p.m. // Community Engaged Leadership: Strong, Authentic, and Personal Foundations
Facilitator information coming soon

2 – 3 p.m. // Values-Based Leadership for Team Cohesion and Organizational Longevity
Athena Adkins, president, BetterWorld Partners

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. // Building a Strategic and Engaged Board of Directors that Centers Relationships
Molly Matheson Gruen, consultant, and Nonoko Sato, executive director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits