Nonprofit Executive RoundTable (NET)
It can be lonely at the top. Nonprofit executives are peerless within their organization, with no one to talk to about sensitive issues and challenging situations. ESC of New England is pleased to announce a new program to address this professional support gap. The ESC Nonprofit Executive RoundTable (NET) provides a confidential and risk free forum for nonprofit chief executives to share challenges and get real-time constructive feedback from smart, connected leaders outside their organizations who understand the unique challenges of the job.
The monthly facilitated roundtable creates a consistent community of peers where nonprofit chief executives are able to openly present issues of concern and get support from peers who have experience successfully resolving similar issues.
Topics may include:
- How to stay strategic in the clutter of a 24/7 world
- Providing incentives for high achievers beyond salary
- Which board recruitment options have been rewarding
- What to do when an employee isn’t performing yet has support from key constituents
- How to recruit, train or retain staff and volunteers
- How diversity and inclusion improve organizational results
- How to engage millennials
- How to explore the potential for collaborations and mergers
- When/how to talk about succession planning
Features and benefits:
- Limited to 10 Executive Directors; enrollment closes when the group is filled.
- Professionally facilitated by experienced ESC consultants
- 10, two-hour monthly meetings
- Sessions are held at ESC in Downtown Boston, easily accessible by public transportation.
- Bring topics of interest to monthly meetings and leave with input from your peers’ experiences.
- Share resources in a Dropbox for members only
- Learn and grow as a leader by having your own group to serve as a sounding board.
Expectations (essential in building trust and creating a safe environment for sharing):
- Agree and commit to strict confidentiality (“what is said in the room stays in the room”)
- Attend at least eight of the ten monthly meetings