Track 1 Agenda - Chapter Leadership Tools & Resources | NAWBO


Track 1 Agenda - Chapter Leadership Tools & Resources

“Creating Leaders for a World of Change”
Memphis, Tennessee - April 5, 2019

The Guest House at Graceland

Ballroom A


8:00am  Complimentary Breakfast

8:20-8:30am  Welcome - Jen Earle, NAWBO CEO

8:45-9:15am  2019 NAWBO Initiatives - Molly Gimmel, National Board Chair

9:15-9:30am  Presidents Assembly Updates - Lisa Coppola, Presidents Assembly Steering Committee Chair

9:30-10:30am  Empathic Leadership: Becoming a Leader Who CAREs
PriscillaPresented by Priscilla Archangel, Ph.D.

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Leaders with 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 empathyto become a leader who CAREs. actively managing conflict

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


Creating a successful NAWBO Chapter takes strong leadership and a cohesive Board.  But the skills which 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.


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

11:30am-12:30pm A Quick Guide to Effective Board Management
KatiePresented by Katie Adams Farrell

An essential overview of best practices for board management and governance for NAWBO chapters: board structure, financial responsibility, conflicts of interest, and more. "What is my role?" and "How can I bring the most value?" 


  • Tips on recruitment, structuring your board, and running effective meetings
  • Governance and compliance best practices (filing your 990, Conflict of Interest statement)

12:30-1:45pm  Networking Lunch

Special Breakout for Chapter Administrators and Executive Directors during Lunch

1:45-2:20pm  Diversity and Inclusion
Presented by Gwendolyn Tucker

NAWBO Memphis' founders were intentional about diversity and inclusion. They feared otherwise the Chapter would drift and not experience the growth it enjoys today.  Each president seeks out and develops an incoming president from a different race and/or ethnic group. Our strength lies in seeking out, and valuing, people who are diverse. During this session, we will discuss how this practice can help your Chapter not only survive but THRIVE.

2:20pm-2:30pm Afternoon Break

2:30pm-3:30pm Sharing Best Practices

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

Best Practice Table Discussions

  • Board Succession & Governance   
  • 5-Star Healthy Chapter Program  
  • Membership & Growth
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Conflict Resolution 

3:30-4:30pm  Corporate Sponsorship Panel 
Learn from our chapters that a process in place that is working for sponsorship outreach

Moderated by Tanya Allen, National Board Member 
Corporate Partner Panel Participants:  Marise Kumar, Sherrie Barr Mac and Vitoria Ragland

4:30-4:45pm  Leveraging Your Time & 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. 

4:45pm-5:00pm Evening Break

5:00-6:30pm  Happy Hour Reception sponsored by The Coppola Firm - Ballroom BCoppola

*Agenda subject to change


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