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What it Really Means to be an Executive Director

June 15 @ 1:30 pm4:30 pm EDT

What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director

We’re online! This course will be presented online through Zoom. All registrants will receive the access link and password via email before the event.

A course designed to help nonprofit leaders move from “hero” to “host”

Executive directors are often called upon to do it all — from fundraising and strategy development, to human resources and accounting.

Truly effective leaders are the ones who can facilitate the success of their entire team – including themselves — by transitioning from the role of “chief hero” to “chief host.” This means providing opportunities to share responsibilities, setting clear expectations, and promoting a self-care environment that heads off burn-out.

Join your nonprofit peers for this interactive session designed to help you hone the tools you need to enter your own new era of leadership.

Key Outcomes:

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


  • Individual: $149
  • Group (2 or more): $134 per participant
  • Current GVSU students/staff/faculty: $25


Facilitator: Tamela Spicer
Deadline to Register: June 8

Photo: Tamela Spicer
Tamela Spicer, M.A., is a program manager at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. She specializes in board development, change management, fund development, strategic thinking, and is particularly skilled in working with faith-based organizations. Learn more about Tamela.


June 15
1:30 pm–4:30 pm EDT
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