John with participants from our recent CEO series.

Executing on Your Strategic Priorities CEO Series

by Doug Hausken on March 1, 2013

Recently we brought together a group of nonprofit CEOs to present on topics that were important to them and so that they could learn from each other. The sessions allowed these leaders to be able to step out of their normal day-to-day urgencies for a couple of hours every other week to learn and take the time to think STRATEGICALLY about their work.  And then return to their offices and EXECUTE on their priorities.

The topics we covered included:

  • Aligning Strategy, People & Resources with Mission
  • Using Dashboards Effectively to Manage
  • Succession Planning
  • What Board Members want from Board Meetings and Reports

All of the participants had previously taken the Organizational Resiliency Gameplan (ORG) tool. We used the assessment to help frame our discussions and pulled from many of the great resources that are in the detailed recommendations.

The group found the time together so helpful that they are still meeting, be it in a more informal manner. It is really important for leaders to get outside of the confines of their offices and see how others are dealing with the tough issues that they face every day. See below how you can join one of our workshop series. Other good opportunities for nonprofit executives to network are often offered by local nonprofit service centers, like the Center for Nonprofit Management in Nashville, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits, Center for Nonprofit Excellence in Louisville, or Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence in Memphis.

We are looking to offer another CEO Series in the Nashville area this spring but stay tuned because we are exploring making it available online. And we have been in conversation with a few organizations in other cities. If you are interested in participating in our next CEO Series or would like to see it come to your town, please email me by clicking HERE.

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