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What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director

January 24 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM

What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director

*** Don’t miss out on this popular workshop — It sold out the last time it was offered! ***

As an executive director, how can you move from being the one that does it all to the one that facilitates it all happening? That’s the question we’ll address during this interactive workshop led by Tamela Spicer. You will learn how to move out of the role of chief hero that does it all and into the role of chief host, facilitating the success of your entire team — staff, volunteers, and the board.

Key concepts will include:

  • Delegating with care
  • Managing board relations
  • Shifting from triage focus to strategic planning

Cost: $60
Free for GVSU students/staff with ID

Register now

Click here to download a parking pass for this event. Deadline to register is 3 p.m. on January 23.

Photo: Tamela Spicer


Tamela Spicer, M.A. is the program manager for nonprofit services at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. She works primarily with faith-based clients, and specializes in organizational structure, fund development, and strategic planning. Learn more about Tamela.


January 24
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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