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One of the single most important factors in determining organizational success is the strength of the relationship between the Board Chair and CEO. It is the most critical piece when aligning any organization towards cohesiveness and powerful strategy design and execution. When the Chair and CEO are a unified team, an organization can achieve greater impact and deliver higher performing outcomes. 

Each Board Chair and CEO Team will participate in a series of discussions and activities that will foster and deepen their partnership as well as improve their ability to lead as a unified team.

Attendees will leave this workshop confident in understanding and leading through their clearly defined roles. They will have mastered key strategies in relationship building and in conducing meetings that are more focused and effective. When applied, these tangible resources will an integral part in leading the Board and Organization towards success.

DRIVING CHANGE: How to Lead & Succeed Through Transformational Times

Is it any wonder why change is so difficult? It can evoke fear, a lack of security, and many other powerful emotions. Beyond the psychological and physiological responses, there are also organizational challenges to contend with such as role changes, financial burden, and the impact on culture. It is no surprise that the vast majority of change efforts fail.

However, responding to change positively, effectively, and responsibly allows organizations to create a culture of adaptability and to remain viable. Throughout the change process it is the organization’s leaders—the sponsors of change—who play the most critical role in determining the success of the effort. This begins when leaders make a personal commitment and understand the psychology of change.

While there are many approaches to achieving desired results, engaging all stakeholders, a clear vision, prioritization of change initiatives, and effective communication is the formula for success. Attendees will leave this session with the knowledge and tools necessary to empower them in becoming facilitators of change to ensure organizational relevancy and sustainability.

BUSINESS MODELING: Aligning Innovation & Strategy Design

Advancements in technology, rising costs, and outdated business models are quickly eroding organizations, small and large. To ensure future viability, organizations must develop business models that are adaptive and take advantage of the rapidly changing eco-system in which they operate. Organization Leaders must be proactive when taking this challenge on.

This workshop is focused on how to infuse innovation and design thinking into your organization during the strategic planning process or when rethinking programs and services. We will explore ways to evaluate, design, and build business models to ensure future relevance and attendees will leave the session with the resources needed to harness the creativity and ideas that will position their organizations for the future.

MERGERS & COLLABORATIONS: Are You Positioned for the Future?

Organizations are currently experiencing shifts in funding, competition, and changes in consumer behavior. In an effort to save money, increase capacity, diversify revenue, and position themselves competitively, organizations are now being forced to consider sharing services, building partnerships, or merging together. Yet, when the words “affiliation” and “merger” arise,  many are initially resistant to the notion.

This workshop takes an in-depth look at the three most common concerns that arise when organizations are considering affiliations and mergers or are already engaged in the process: Brand, Leadership, and Board. 

We explore the role collaboration can play in mergers, and how Leadership can best identify who they can work with and how to leverage a successful partnership in to an affiliation or merger discussion. Project timelines and expectations to plan for and properly implement an affiliation or merger will also be defined. 

A successful affiliation or merger will help an organization eliminate competition, acquire talent, save money, expand geographic impact, and improve quality of service, among other countless benefits. Most importantly, they can ensure survival in a highly competitive marketplace and allow organizations to continue the positive impact they have on society.