Spokes Board Academy
We are revising the Academy to present it online.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Spokes Members: $150
Future Members: $175
Do you have the tools to make your board service successful? Are you seeking clarity about your role as a board member? Would you like to serve as a board member but aren’t sure how to get started?
Whether you are just starting board service or have served for years, we’re here to make your experience easier and more rewarding. Start with Spokes Board Academy and develop the skills critical to excellent board service. You’ll also gain practical knowledge of nonprofit management, gain new skills to guide your successful board service and answer questions such as:
- What are the legal and governance responsibilities of nonprofit board members? Am I liable?
- Why is managing a nonprofit organization different from other corporations and businesses? How do we achieve our mission?
- What is the board member’s role in establishing and maintaining productive relationships with fellow board members and nonprofit staff? How can I be most impactful as a leader?
- Why is fundraising so important? How can I overcome my fear of fundraising?
Join us and learn:
The Key Responsibilities of Officers
The Difference between Governance and Management
Managing for Conflicts of Interest
Who is accountable for the Organization
Why and How to Evaluate Your Executive Director
Elements of Effective Meetings
Building a Philanthropic Culture
Facilitate Discussion, Build Trust
Differences between Nonprofits and Traditional Businesses
Instruction begins promptly at 9:00am. Please arrive between 8:30am-9:00am for check-in and light morning refreshments.
Lunch will be provided.
Registration closes on Thursday March 26th.
Facilitated by (in order of appearance):
Consuelo Meux, Ph.D.
Dr. Meux is CEO of Spokes. She has served as a nonprofit executive director, board developer, and business development consultant and has taught doctoral courses and mentored dissertation research projects with University of Phoenix online. Her leadership exercise is published in the first Leadership Activities Workbook with Posner & Kouzes (2010). As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Consuelo organized Women’s Food Coops in Cameroon, West Africa, has traveled internationally assisting small business development, and recently completed a missions trip to Haiti. Consuelo served 8 years on the SLO County Commission on the Status of Women.
Leslie began working for Morris & Garritano in 2017 as the Risk Advisor in their small business unit. Her insurance designations include Small Business Coverage Specialist, Accredited Advisor in Insurance and Associate in General Insurance. She is a member of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee, SLO Women’s Network, and Young Professionals Network Group. Leslie has been exposed to many different nonprofit organizations through her father’s extensive involvement with the nonprofit community. He is the owner of Digital West.
Monica Grant, CFRE
Monica is CEO of the San Luis Obispo County YMCA. Monica’s experience includes work with UC Santa Cruz, The Nature Conservancy, United Way, and Sierra Club. She holds a BS in Recreation Administration and an MS in Organizational Leadership and provides nonprofit fundraising consultation services. She currently serves on the board of AFP SLO County, is a committee member of the Economic Development Committee, for the SLO Chamber and is on the Legislative Affairs Committee for the South County Chamber.
Executive Director Panelists:
Connie O’Henley, Executive Director of the Clark Center for the Performing Arts.
Jeremy Deming, CEO of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mid Central Coast.
Spokes Board Academy Sponsored by:
PG&E Funds Provided in 2019
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Why Should I Enroll?
We know the commitment it takes to serve on a board. You’re donating time and expertise to a mission you’re passionate about. Whether you are just starting board service or have served for years, we’re here to make your experience easier and more rewarding. Our team of nonprofit experts are ready to help you achieve excellence in board service.
Who is Spokes?
Since 1996, Spokes has been guiding nonprofits in achieving their goals with support and expert resources. We’re inspired by a vision of a united and effective nonprofit sector powered by proficient leaders…like you!
I’m New to Boards
Over 1200 nonprofit organizations in SLO county are working to tirelessly support causes such as youth, seniors, animals, and the environment. They can’t do it without dedicated board members. Will you join them?
I’m an Employer
Studies show that supporting your employees in board service will:
- Strengthen your brand
- Retain key talent
- Increase employee skills
Ensure your employees are doing their best job representing your company in the community. Invest in their excellent board service today!