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What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director RIGHT NOW

April 7 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM EDT

What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director RIGHT NOW
This workshop will be presented online
through Blackboard Collaborate, a virtual classroom platform. All registrants will receive information on how to access and use Blackboard Collaborate via email as the date of the event approaches. Thank you for being a valued member of the Johnson Center community!

The content of this workshop has been updated to reflect the unique circumstances that nonprofit executive directors are facing right now. We hope you will join us.

As an executive director how are you facilitating the work of your organization in the midst of a pandemic? That’s the question we’ll address during this interactive workshop led by Tamela Spicer. We will share tips and stories to help you move out of the role of the chief hero trying to do it all, into the role of chief host, facilitating the success of your entire team — staff, volunteers, and board members — to help ensure that your organization weathers this storm.

Key concepts will include:

  • Delegating while working remotely
  • Engaging the board in tough decisions
  • Shifting from triage to strategic “doing”

Cost: $60 
FREE for GVSU students, staff & faculty with valid ID!

Deadline to register is Thursday, April 2.

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.


April 7
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University