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Leadership Way: A Network for Leaders

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Gannon University - Room 219, Waldron Campus Center, 7th & Peach Street


  • This is a members-only offering. Not sure if your organization is a member? Email Ellen at with questions.

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Leadership Way is a new forum for CEOs and Executive Directors of NPP member organizations. This forum provides an opportunity for CEOs and EDs to come together to network and learn from experts in the sector – and one another. Our hope is that Leadership Way will help participants begin to break out of the isolation that many in CEO and ED positions often report.

Leadership Way consists of quarterly meetings open to all CEOs and EDs of NPP member organizations. Leadership Way will also involve a number of more informal meetings in smaller groups. These groups will be divided by classifications like organizational size or cause area, which will enable participants to discuss topics specific to their organization. Stay tuned for more information regarding these opportunities.

“Nonprofit CEO Sanity: Strategies to Deal with One of the Loneliest Jobs in the World.”

As all nonprofit CEOs know, being the leader of a nonprofit can be a very rewarding experience. It can also be a very isolating experience. There are times when we have to be the only staff person who participates in Board decision-making. And there are best practices that limit our ability to discuss operational issues with our Board counterparts. Outside of our organizations, it can be hard to build strong professional relationships with our peers because of a widespread perception of competition. So what do we do?

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Mike Batchelor will join us for the inaugural Leadership Way forum to discuss strategies to deal with the isolation of being a nonprofit CEO or Executive Director. Join us as Mike shares insights gained from his 27 years as the leader of The Erie Community Foundation. Together we can begin the process of breaking out of that isolation.

*This is a members-only offering. Breakfast will be included. 

The Nonprofit Partnership - The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy, 609 Walnut St., Erie, PA 16502

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