Spring Into Leadership Training

Mar 17, 2016 | Advocacy, Uncategorized

NAWBO’s Spring 2016 Leadership Development Training is headed to Washington, D.C., on June 15, 2016 (following NAWBO Advocacy Day in D.C. on June 14).

Come comfortable and ready to connect with some of the most influential women in the country who are working toward the same goals as you. This one action-packed day is designed for women business owners by women business owners, and we assure you—it is not just another meeting.

The day’s program focuses on specific feedback and requests from current NAWBO chapter leaders: sharing best practices, learning the resources available from National and training to make you a stronger leader in your local chapter and in your business.

All chapter leaders, board members, future board members and committee members are invited and encouraged to attend. Also, anyone interested in leadership development is welcome.

Leadership Development Training takes place three times a year—once on the West Coast, once on the East Coast and once prior to the Women’s Business Conference. We hope this enables all leadership from chapters across the country to attend. REGISTER HERE

Meanwhile, here’s a look at what the event on June 15 has to offer:

Leadership Development Training Agenda

8:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Networking
8:30-9:00 a.m. Defining NAWBO Leadership
9:00-9:15 a.m.

Leadership Visualization Exercise
We run NAWBO chapters, we run our family and, oh yeah, we run a BUSINESS. We take a few minutes to help the group focus on the goals of the day to improve our productivity.

9:15-9:30 a.m. State of NAWBO with Jen Earle, CEO of NAWBO
9:30-9:50 a.m. The True Value of the NAWBO Brand & the Future of Women Owned Businesses with Crystal Arredondo, NAWBO National Board Chair
9:50-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00-10:30 a.m. NAWBO Board Service 101: Your Responsibilities, Board Culture
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Teambuilding and Conflict: Constructing Positive Outcomes on Your Board with Candice Gottlieb-Clark  

Teamwork is essential to the success of any board. As your board works better together, morale and productivity improve and burnout is diminished. And when conflict and problems do arise, it is critical to understand how to control the issues and channel them into successful outcomes. Learn the six basic steps necessary for prevailing over these problems and start on the path toward strengthening your board.

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Lunch, Choose Your Option:

Option 1: Unstructured networking & visiting with your   NAWBO sisters

Option 2: Share best practices while you enjoy lunch

Option 3: Relax…we’ll have some pampering options for you!

1:00-1:40 p.m.

1:45-2:25 p.m.

Sharing Best Practices

You are one of 60 chapters across the country all working toward the same mission. Don’t reinvent the wheel; learn what is working well in other chapters and share what is working well for you!

There will be TWO rounds of discussions, and each will include the following topics:

• Public Policy/Advocacy
• Membership Retention/Recruitment
• One Page Business Plan/5 Star Healthy Chapter Program
• Corporate Partnerships
• Governance/Bylaws
• Programs/Events
• Marketing

2:25-2:40 p.m. Break
2:40-3:10 p.m. We Are NAWBO: Understanding the Tools at Your Fingertips and How to Use Them     
3:10-3:30 p.m.

Leveraging Your Time and Strengthening Our Brand

Make your life easier and your chapter more sustainable by understanding the 5 Star Program and how we use it to connect local chapters across the country.

3:30-4:00 p.m.   Growing Our Strength by Growing Our Membership 
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Women’s Leadership Series: Thinking Big/Being Big

Supporting women’s success while combating female rivalry



Cost is $75 per person

Also, watch for details for attending NAWBO Advocacy Day on June 14 while you’re in D.C.! This event is your chance to make your voice heard in Washington, D.C. It’s a day full of meetings with officials from the White House and Congress—with the individuals making the decisions that will impact you and your business.  



The Embassy Row Hotel
2015 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Rate: $239.00 per night plus tax

Reservations: 855-893-1011
Online Reservations: CLICK HERE

Hotel Reservation Cut-off Date: May 31, 2016

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