C-Suite Track | Session Category | Embark 2015

C-Suite Track

October 27, 2015

Succession Planning Demystified

4:00 pm -5:30 pm

Leadership transitions are inevitable. And, if they aren’t handled carefully, they can risk throwing organizations into chaos.

Keeping an organization operating at its best during a transition is the responsibility of the C-Suite, and a successful leadership transition requires foresight, planning and strategic execution. This interactive session will take a look at the roles and responsibilities of the C-Suite during a leadership transition and explore the essentials of how to build a strong transition plan.

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C-Suite Networking Reception

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Sometimes, the best professional relationships are sparked in a social setting. C-Suiters are invited to unwind from a stimulating day by getting to know your peers from across the sector and the country.

Sponsored by the United Nations Foundation

Note: This event is open by invitation only. Location details will be included in the invitation.

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October 28, 2015

Building Strong Management Teams

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

If your organization doesn’t have a strong management team, you aren’t going to be successful. But building one is no easy task. Do you grow leadership from within or recruit from the outside? Does your team have the kind of diversity that will inspire creativity and promote a culture of fairness? What are the pros and cons of mixing communications styles, personalities, leadership preferences, and background experience? Management experts will discuss the nuts and bolts of building a strong management team and provide practical tips to take back to your organization.

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Strengthening the Relationship with Your Board

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Across the sector, CEOs are spreading the responsibility for managing board relationships across the C-Suite. There’s no simple handbook to tell you how to interact with your board members. Nonetheless, there are plenty of unwritten rules and expectations. This session will be a creative skills-building workshop to learn best practices for building strong relationships with board members. Board members from a variety of organization types will provide practical tips and key insights into what, exactly, they expect from C-Suiters.

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October 29, 2015

Gender Inequity in the Charitable Sector

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

The number 74 is a critical one for women in the charitable sector. According to the White House Project, women comprise 74% of the nonprofit workforce – but they only fill 10% of upper management positions.

What is more, this inequity doesn’t just exist in leadership positions. According to the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, women in the charitable sector earn an average 74 cents for every dollar earned by men. This lively discussion will explore why these inequities exist, what they mean for the sector, and what we can do to improve the situation.

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