This month, we speak with Mark Gifford on how to successfully navigate the first 100 days of an executive director position. Listen in for pro-tips such as: bring baked goods to board meetings! Mark Gifford, Executive Director of Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, shares insights from his long career in the sector and his new adventure in the first 9 months of this role.
This month we venture into the Millennial “spotlight” with David Puterman, a seasoned leader, planner, and advocate for a variety of social change initiatives and programs. David has conducted research on the engagement of young adults in charitable and not-for-profit organizations. He provides some great insights such as how to bring young staff, volunteers and donors into your succession planning.
In light of the fast changing pace of the COVID-19 developments, Vantage Point is beginninga daily virtual check-in, free of charge, Monday to Thursday. This call is for Executive Directors and board members of not-for-profits in BC. Join us for moral support, resource sharing, and to determine solutions to support organizations through this difficult time. The call will be hosted by Vantage Point’s Executive Director Alison Brewin as well as a guest to share tips and advice*. Please register to receive follow up notes and any resources shared. Registration...
Do you feel overwhelmed or stretched in multiple directions? Imagine being able to wholy focus on your priorities and use your resources most effectively.
In this half-day workshop, you will learn tools and processes to clarify your priorities, develop work plans, and effectively delegate tasks. Developing your planning and delegation skills will enable you to:
Focus your time and energy on priorities that support your organization’s mission
Maximize the impact of your resources
Motivate team members by giving them tasks which align with their strengths and...
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.
Over the course of seven sessions, you will learn concepts and test out strategies and tools to elevate your leadership. The learning doesn’t stop in the classroom, however – with the support of a mentor and your peers, you will identify how to apply these learnings in your role as an Executive Director.
We will invite a guest expert to speak at each session. You will be asked to share your questions and challenges ahead of time. Through application and reflection on your experiences, you will deepen your understanding and elevate your leadership.