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Class/Event: HandsOn Board Leadership Development
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:30 PM
Location: The Winston-Salem Foundation building, 751 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3rd floor , Pfefferkorn Conference Room
Description: Board members play a critical role in the success of organizations. Strong, knowledgeable boards help organizations gain credibility, build financial resources by providing access to the community, and serve as advocates and ambassadors of the organization.

To help nonprofits increase the effectiveness and leadership capacity of their boards, HandsOn NWNC is offering a workshop specifically geared for board members who are in leadership positions or who are moving towards leadership roles on nonprofit boards as officers or committee chairs. Topics include a review of board officer roles and responsibilities, committee chair accountabilities, attributes of effective board and committee leaders, board policies, executive committee structure and responsibilities, key benchmarks for effective boards, a self-assessment leadership instrument, planning processes and tools, leading and conducting effective meetings, group communications, appraising board and committee effectiveness, and other topics of interest as identified by workshop participants.

The workshop will be led by Karl Yena. Karl retired from RJR Nabisco, Inc. as Director of Worldwide Organization Development & Training. He served over 20 years as a senior level manager providing consulting services to RJR corporate and operating company management of Del Monte, Nabisco, Sea Land Shipping, Kentucky Fried Chicken, etc. on a national and international (over 30 countries) basis in the areas of strategic and operational planning, organizational analysis, staffing structure, training and leadership development. He also served as Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO.

An avid volunteer, Karl works annually with over 100 nonprofits in North Carolina. He provides on-going mentoring/coaching to several current Executive Directors and assistance to municipalities, churches, civic organizations/associations, and non-profits in the areas of strategic planning; board development & assessment; staff development training; coaching; business planning; organization analysis & structure; executive search processes; potential merger discussions; mediation/facilitation; and human resources policies. Most recently, Karl has worked with: CCCS, Food Bank, YWCA, Forsyth Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem State University, United Way of Forsyth, Hands-On Northwest North Carolina, Experiment in Self Reliance, Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network, Arts NC, HHH, Association of Agency Executives, Arts Council, Forsyth County Government, NC Sickle Cell, NC Professional Health Administrators, Lexington Housing Community Development Corporation, The Children’s Home, United Way of Davie, United Way of Davidson, Hispanic League, Piedmont Opera, and NC Leadership Institute.

He currently Chairs one board and serves on several others, including , Asset Building Coalition, Leadership Winston-Salem, Second Harvest Food Bank, Forsyth County Youth Council, and Experiment in Self Reliance Advisory Board. Over the past 30 years, he has served on over 200 non-profit boards.

Karl’s most recent recognitions were: 2012 Work Family Child Champion Award, 2013 Winston-Salem Foundation Community Award and The U.S. President’s Lifetime Volunteer Service Award.

Seating is limited, so register now! The class begins at 12:30 pm and will end at 3:30 pm. Fees include a light lunch and extensive handouts. The cost is $60/person. Supporting Partners receive a discount and pay $50/person. For the greatest impact from this training, full boards or multiple board members from the same nonprofit are encouraged to attend.

Make sure your organization is a Supporting Partner in order to receive the cost savings of the per person discount. If you are unsure whether your organization is a Supporting Partner, please see the list under "Join/Give Now" on our website.

The class will be held in The Winston-Salem Foundation building located at 751 West Fourth Street. Click here for a map to the building.

Please park in the overflow lot across from the building at the corner of 4th and Broad Streets. To gain access to the building, cross 4th Street and walk along the side of the building adjacent to Broad Street. There is a pedestrian access gate that faces the Broad Street sidewalk. Enter the passcode 7510 to unlock the gate and you’ll be able to access the back of the building where you'll find the main entrance to the elevators. Take the elevators to the 3rd floor and exit to the left. Go down the hall to the Burress Family Center for Philanthropy and the meeting room will be on your right in the Neill Conference Room.
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There is a fee associated with this registration. Once you have registered, you must make the payment. You can pay either by mailing in a check or paying online using Paypal. On the next page, we will provide our address where you may mail in a check. There will also be a button that will take you to PayPal where you can submit your payment online. All registrations are final.