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Join the Douglas County Chamber Foundation on October 24, 2014 at The Centre at Arbor Connection for the Board Orientation Conference for Non-Profits.
2014 Board Member Orientation Conference Registration Form
This session designed for senior staff and board members, will present purpose of boards, duties of directors, protecting the organization from risk, effective committees, leadership pipeline, relevance to members, strategic direction and board meetings. With increased scrutiny on exempt organizations and boards, this session is important for non-profits of any size. Registrants will receive the Board Excellence Manual and the laminated Guide to Board Responsibilities.
Speaker Bob Harris, CAE, and President of The NonProfit Center has more than 30-years experience serving associations and non-profits and teaches board leadership to thousands of volunteers around the globe. He will present practical, relevant information to make volunteer leaders more effective. Through the use of examples, tips, tools, templates and trends, Bob will share information and encourage input and questions.
Cost: Chamber Members $30 | Non Members $50 (includes breakfast, lunch and all materials)
Attendees are encouraged to bring mission statements, strategic plans or leadership manuals to engage in an interactive dialogue.
Mission: The mission of Leadership Douglas is to identify, encourage and develop leadership abilities so that its participants grow both personally and professionally.
Leadership Douglas is a program of the Douglas County Chamber Foundation. It selects diverse and qualified individuals to provide a structured program that enhances leadership skills and community involvement for the betterment of all citizens, businesses, organizations and governments in Douglas County.
Through presentations, discussions and work sessions, the program seeks to inspire those who are willing to get involved. Participants are given the opportunity to meet and interact with current community and business leaders throughout the program.
Participants in Leadership Douglas benefit from getting to know one another and from the exchange of ideas and experiences. They gain knowledge and understanding on crucial issues facing our community, while also attaining leadership skills to make a difference.
In addition, they develop a network of relationships with other leaders of various backgrounds throughout Douglas County.
Participants in the class not only learn about leadership principles, but also about how these principles are used by our local and state officials in the conduct of business. The class members are exposed to these topics: Natural Resources, Leadership, Government/Judicial, Economic Development, Social Services, Cultural Diversity, Education, Emergency Services, and Arts and Culture.
Only 25 students are selected each year to participate in this highly selective program. Applicants must complete a detailed application including skills, professional experience and community involvement. Class participants are a diverse cross section of individuals from business, public service, education and service organizations. Applications are available in January each year.
The time commitment for participants includes 10 full-day sessions from August -May, a graduation luncheon and several evening sessions. Attendance at all programs is mandatory. Cost for the 10 month course is $600 and includes the retreat, all sessions and materials, meals and transportation. It is important that applicants recognize that a serious commitment to make every class is required. In return, participants are guaranteed to leave Leadership Douglas better qualified to take an active role in our community.
Leadership Douglas has a longstanding tradition of success in our community and is used to identify current and potential leaders in Douglas County. Leadership Douglas, Inc. affirms that leadership is an honor and a challenge.
The following principles are binding values that govern procedures, policies and actions of Leadership Douglas:
For more information about Leadership Douglas or the Leadership Douglas Alumni Program, please contact Kali Boatright, Chamber President and CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be available online early January.