NorCAN is excited to offer our first ever pilot Executive Director:Board Chair Boot Camp!
This five-part series will support board chairs and executive directors in strengthening their partnerships, preparing them to better lead and navigate change within their organizations. In addition to clarifying roles and how to support each other as leaders, participants will explore the dynamics of empathy and vulnerability as a foundation for effective collaboration and communication. Teams will also examine and better understand the roles of power, race and differences within the nonprofit context, and will be offered tools to help bridge these issues in their organizations. Participants will gain skills in managing difficult conversations and reflect on their own communication styles. 

Each team will create a plan to carry these practices forward throughout their organization to ensure long-term efficacy in communications, role clarity and understanding of the dynamics of power and privilege.
The Boot Camp requires full participation of the Executive Director and the Board Chair. The organization’s Vice Chair is also encouraged to fully participate. Participants can expect up to four hours of homework between each session.
The Boot Camp takes place over five Thursday evenings from 4:30-7:30pm in January through March 2020. Dates are as follows

Thurs Jan 9
Thurs Jan 30
Thurs Feb 20
Thurs March 12
Thurs March 26

Fees to participate (includes dinner):
NorCAN Members: $300  (Only $50 to add a ViceChair)
Not-Yet Members: $400 (Only $50 to add a ViceChair)
Deadline to apply is 5pm Tuesday November 19, 2019.
Space is very limited. Only 10 organizations will be accepted into the program. Organizations will be notified about the status of their applications by 5pm November 26, 2019.

Lead trainer and facilitator for the series is Nancy Olson. 
Nancy Olson has over 30 years experience in nonprofit management, professional and personal development, civic engagement, philanthropy and social change. She began her career at a children's health care organization in Haiti, spent five years in the California Governor's Office, and has served as executive director for three nonprofits. Nancy currently works at Humboldt State University providing training and professional development to HSU's 1,200+ employees. She has made a fulfilling career of connecting individuals with causes, other people, and themselves.