Executive Director 101 - SOLD OUT
Set yourself up for success as a new executive director.
ED101 equips first-time executive directors with practical skills and knowledge to succeed in their role.
In this one-day workshop, you learn key concepts and develop a 12-month plan for success. Learn the essential components to the executive director role to make the learning curve more manageable.
Is Executive Director 101 Right for You?
Audience: New Executive Directors (or Chief Executive Officers, Artistic Directors and Managing Directors etc.)
You are an ideal candidate if you:
- Are within the first 12 months of your first executive director role
- Are starting an executive director role in the next few months
For more experienced executive directors seeking ED-specific training, we highly recommend applying to our next cohort of Executive Lab.
Save over 50% off for this first time pilot offering! Regular price is $229.
Price: $95 (Members), $110 (Non-members)
Come away with tangible tools, ideas, and practices to apply in your first executive director role.
- Create a 12-month plan to support success in your role and organization
- Delve into the key competencies of an executive director, and learn how to align them with your personal leadership strengths
- Expand your network and connect with fellow executive directors new to their role
- Learn from a seasoned Executive Director that can draw on their professional experience
- Gain broad knowledge of the technical requirements and competencies of the not-for-profit executive director role
- Learn best practices in leadership and human resources, mission impact, governance, and operations
- Create strategic goals to support your success as a first-time executive director
Overview of the Day
Role of the Executive Director
Understand the eight competencies of your executive director role:
- Financial Management
- Human Resources
- Program and Service Management
- Community and Public Relations
Self and Organizational Assessment
Assess personal and organizational competencies across each of the eight performance domains. Participants will review their personal strengths, their position description, and the life-cycle stage of their organization – and discover both strengths and opportunities for their 12-month plan.
Participants will share common challenges (eg. managing team or board conflict) and discuss strategies for conflict resolution.
Your 12-month plan
Participants will develop 12-month plans for their personal and organizational development, with support from the facilitator and feedback from peers.
Alison Brewin, Executive Director, Vantage Point
As Executive Director, Alison Brewin is responsible for executing the Vantage Point’s mission and vision. Alison graduated with a Law Degree from the University of Victoria in 1991 and was called to the Bar in 1992. Throughout the 1990s, she worked in non-profit management, as political assistant to Margaret Mitchell, MP, and was an owner-operator of the Commercial Drive toy store "It’s All Fun and Games". In 1999, Alison joined West Coast LEAF as their Interim Executive Director. As Legal Director and then Executive Director from 2001 to 2011, she led the organization’s work to advance women’s equality in BC. Alison began working as a non-profit management consultant in 2010, eventually leaving West Coast LEAF for a full-time consulting practice. Through her business Alison Brewin Consulting, she supported a broad range of organizations to be the best they can be. Her clients included Vancity, BC Housing, BC Civil Liberties Association, and many more. Alison designed and teaches “Canadian Approaches to Non-Profit Management” in SFU’s Non-Profit Management Certificate Program. Ask Alison about women in leadership, mentor programs, partnerships and collaboration, and strategic planning.