Start the New Year Right—With Your NAWBO Sisters

Dec 7, 2018 | Uncategorized


They share a special bond that is impossible to describe.
It can only be felt and understood by the sisters who share it.
They go through life together as a team, helping and supporting each other

(excerpt of a poem by Gillian McKay)


There’s still time! Join your NAWBO sisters in Scottsdale, Arizona, this January to start the New Year right—by developing your leadership together so that you can go back and put your sharpened skills and renewed focus to work in your business, your chapter, your community and your life. Of course, it’s NAWBO, so there will also be plenty of connecting, inspiring, supporting and lifting one another up.

The first of our 2019 NAWBO Leadership Development Training (LDT) bi-annual series takes place on Friday, January 25th at the The Saguaro Scottsdale – Boutique Old Town Hotel, and all our members from our 50-plus chapters are encouraged to attend! We offer two exciting tracks so there’s something for everyone:


8:00-9:00 a.m.       Complimentary Breakfast, Welcome and  Introductions: Lisa Coppola

9:00-9:30 a.m.      State of NAWBO: Jen Earle, CEO & Molly Gimmel, National Board Chair 

9:30-10:30 a.m.      Building a Thriving Culture, Presented by Donna Musilli


Donna MusilliParticipants will be exposed to a simple illustration that will challenge them to think about culture in a fresh, new way. They will be challenged to reflect on their personal role in building a drama-free workplace; one where everyone thrives.


10:30-10:45 a.m.      Morning Break

10:45-11:30 a.m.      Managing Personalities, Conflict and other Road Blocks to Successful Board Leadership, Presented by Candice  Gottleib-Clark


CandiceCreating a successful NAWBO chapter takes strong leadership and a cohesive board. But the skills that make each member a successful entrepreneur are different than the leadership skills needed in the role of board member. Discover ways to support the success of your NAWBO chapter, while learning skills that will build your relationships both within and beyond this organization.

This program will teach:

  • Techniques that encourage participation
  • Strategies for building consensus and collaborative decision making
  • Skills for proactively managing conflict


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.      A Quick Guide to Effective Board Management, Presented by Katie Adams Farrell


KatieThis session will provide an essential overview of best practices for board management and governance for NAWBO chapters. Topics include board structure, recruitment, financial responsibility, conflicts of interest and more. It will answer common questions from active and prospective board members like, “What is my role?” and “How can I bring the most value?”

Takeaways include:

  • Tips on structuring your board and running effective meetings
  • Governance and compliance best practices (filing your 990, Conflict of Interest statement)
  • Strategies for assigning roles that will keep your board members engaged 
12:30-1:45 p.m.      Lunch

1:45-2:45 p.m.      Sharing Best Practices 


You are one of our chapters across the country working toward the same mission. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Learn what works in other chapters and share what is working for you! 

Round One – Best Practice Table Discussions

  • Board Succession & Governance   
  • 5 Star Healthy Chapter Program  
  • Membership/Diversity & Inclusion
  • Conflict Resolution 

Round Two – Corporate Sponsorship Panel, Moderated by Tanya Allen, National Board Member

Learn from our chapters that have a process in place that is working for sponsorship outreach.

2:45-3:15 p.m.     Afternoon Break

3:15-4:15 p.m.      Empathic Leadership: Becoming a Leader Who CAREs, Presented by Priscilla Archangel, Ph.D.


There’s a familiar phrase, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Leaders who care demonstrate empathy, a form of social awareness and a critical component in building emotional intelligence. They sense others’ emotions, understand their perspectives and take an active interest in their concerns. This builds engagement and connection with employees and members. Learn the four traits of empathy to become a leader who CAREs. 

4:15-4:30 p.m.      Leveraging Your Time and Strengthening Our Brand, Presented by Megan Patton and Michele Schina 


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. 


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.         Leverage your Brilliance and Work from Strength, Presented by Donna Musilli


DonnaDid you know that people who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged on the job and teams that focus on their strengths are 12.5 percent more productive? In this session, you will learn about the 34 CliftonStrengths Themes and how to access and articulate your own personal brilliance. Participants are strongly encouraged to have taken the CliftonStrengths assessment prior to this session and come to the session with their top 5 themes of strengths. 

12:30-1:45 p.m.     Lunch

1:45-2:45 p.m.      Become a Confident Negotiator: Manage the Inner Critic, Presented by Tina Greenbaum, LCSW


TinaThere are very specific skills that one needs to learn to negotiate successfully. But those skills alone will not bring you the desired results unless you have this one important ingredient—and that is emotional control. Easier said than done! In this workshop, we’ll explore the feelings that are likely to arise when you’re in a “high-stakes” negotiation and how to train yourself to appear “calm, cool and collected,” even though that may not be what’s going on inside.

By the end of the training, you will learn how to:

  • Identify and recognize your own patterns that cause you to give in or give up
  • Regulate your nervous system, so your body is calm and your mind is clear
  • Hold on to your power, even though you might feel frustrated, impatient or embarrassed
2:45-3:15 p.m.     Afternoon Break

3:15-4:30 p.m.      Leadership: If It Has to Do With the Co, It Has to Do With You, Presented by Candice Gottlieb-Clark


CandiceBeing a successful leader often means winging it. It means deciding in the moment which path to take, what opportunities to pursue and how projects are to be prioritized. Managing a team, however, should not be among those things we wing.

Through case study, story telling and group discussion, this program will explore the areas where leaders often overlook the responsibilities of their role. From on-boarding to team development, from conflict management to accountability, this program encourages participants to determine the proactive steps they must begin to take in their effort to create collaborative and high-performing teams.  

Participants attending this interactive and thought-producing program will:

  • Learn how to develop a collaborative and high-performing team 
  • Understand which behaviors foster the building of trust and accountability
  • Identify steps to transform your role and effectiveness as a leader


Note: Free time and happy hour reception follows both tracks. Agenda is subject to change.

There’s still time to learn more and register here!
Hurry…this event will sell out soon!
Cost is $100 per member. Attire is business casual.

A limited number of rooms are blocked at The Saguaro Scottsdale through January 4, 2019. The NAWBO rate is $199/single or $219/double. Please use group code 1901NAWBO.


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