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The Next King County Executive Director Forum is June 3

Posted May 23, 2016 08:55 AM
The next King County Executive Director Forum, a unique opportunity for EDs/CEOs to connect with their peers, share ideas, and learn from each other in a supportive environment, will be on Friday, June 3 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Pacific Tower. Each session offers three discussion groups facilitated by three outstanding leaders.

The Executive Director Forum is a unique opportunity for EDs/CEOs to connect with their peers, share ideas, and learn from each other in a supportive environment. Each session offers three discussion groups facilitated by three outstanding leaders. The format of the forum allows you to circulate through all three topics and interact with many of the executives in attendance as well as our outstanding discussion leaders.

"The ED Forums are always a shot in the arm - you leave the session with a few new relationships, a handful of great ideas and potential solutions, and more than enough inspiration to last until the next ED forum!"
- Jake Weber, Executive Director, FamilyWorks Food Bank and Resource Center

WHEN
Friday, June 3, 2016 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE
Pacific Tower - 1200 12th Avenue South, Suite #810 (8th floor), Seattle, WA 98144
1. Gaining and Retaining Stable Operational Volunteers - with Cheryl Sesnon
Jubilee Women’s Center supports women experiencing poverty to build stable and ful­filling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time. The organization has been successful in recruiting long-term volunteers who play important operational roles in the organization. This strategy can reduce the need for staff, allow you to provide a more gracious experience for clients or stakeholders, and bring needed skills to the organization.
About Cheryl:
Prior to coming to Jubilee, Cheryl Sesnon served as the Executive Director of Washington CASH (Community Alliance for Self-Help), a microfi­nance and microenterprise training organization, and FareStart, a job training program for homeless men and women – and Jubilee partner. Cheryl has also been a consultant and trainer for nonprofi­ts; working locally, nationally, and internationally. Cheryl has a master's degree in Nonprofi­t Leadership and has served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University.
2. How to Tackle an Audacious Mission - with Diana Dollar
Prosperity Agenda delivers pragmatic innovations that can be used by organizations that are working to stop intergenerational poverty. Diana Dollar will discuss how you can marry your ambition to bringing about change with practical considerations in regards to how you design programs and services. If you attended the 2016 Washington State Nonprofit Conference you heard Diana talk about how "human-centered design" approaches have been helpful to her organization's work. This is an opportunity to learn more about how to aim high and hit the mark!
About Diana:
Diana Dollar has spent more than 20 years directing economic development, workforce development, and human services programs. In addition to real-world experience, she grounds her beliefs in tried-and-true research and best practices – frameworks and concepts she learned in the field and while earning a Master of Public Administration at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs.
3. Fast Breaking News - How to Determine the Impact of the New Overtime Rules on Your Organization
The new FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) regulations just announced will mean that many staff of nonprofits that have been exempt from overtime must be paid an overtime rate of time and one-half of their hourly salary for work outside of their regular work week. In fact, approximately 20 percent of nonprofit executive directors have salaries below $47,476, which is the cut off for exemption from overtime. This discussion group will share tools, processes, and strategies to prepare for these changes, which take effect December 1, 2016.
Is your organization's budget under $1 million?  Email lucinda@501commons.org for a discount code to receive free admission.
Driving directions and parking information can be found here.