Set yourself up for success as a new executive director.
Executive Director 101 equips first-time executive directors with practical skills and knowledge to succeed in their role.
In this three-day virtual 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.
Dates & Time: Mon May 4; Wed May 6; and Fri May 8 2020 | 9:30 am -11:30 am Location:Virtual / Online Learning via Zoom Price:Member - $210; Non-member - $249
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.
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
Leadership (with extra content around leading in times of change)
Program and service management
Community and public relations
Human Resources (with extra conversation around supporting your team)
Fund Development (with extra conversation around resources available at the moment)
Overview of the Course
Role of the Executive Director
Understand the eight competencies of your executive director role:
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.
Anastasia Gaisenok is an experienced not-for-profit leader, educator, and innovator. An immigrant from Eastern Europe, she settled on unceded Coast Salish Territories in 2003 and has worked in the not-for-profit sector ever since, focusing on education for social justice and systems change. Anastasia has led and managed the work of coalitions and organizations in various roles, including that of an Executive Director. She is now utilizing her rich experience and a diverse skillset in her independent practice through Green Amber Consulting. Anastasia holds a BA in Anthropology, an MA in International Studies, and a Certificate in Evaluation for Social Change and Transformational Learning from Simon Fraser University.