Published in the Tallahassee Democrat, on April 23, 2011
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The first conference kicks off May 3 at Tallahassee Community College, with Building Better Boards, put on by Leadership Tallahassee.
Barbara Boone, Leadership Tallahassee executive director, said the evening event is for people who serve on any type of board. There will be 16 workshops spread throughout two sessions. The cost is $35, dinner included.
There are scholarships available for college students who want to one day be on a board. All they must do is apply online and present a current college ID.
But any board member, from a new one to a veteran, can benefit from Building Better Boards, Boone said.
“They’ll get training for the skills to work on a board,” she said. “In these tough economic times, resources are scarce, so you have to be more strategic about the way you use your resources.”
On May 4, there will be the 12th annual Conference for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at TCC.
Paul Malley, UPHS conference committee chairman, said the conference is for nonprofit leaders and staff.
During the conference, there will be a morning session featuring Jim Murdaugh, TCC president, and Rebeccah Cantley, Tallahassee Democrat managing editor. There also will be 16 breakout sessions and lunch, where Katya Andresen, COO of Network for Good, will give a keynote address.
“We’re all trying to do more with less,” he said. “That’s why this year’s conference is so important so all our organizations and the people working within our organizations can be as sharp as possible.”
The cost for the conference is $75 for UPHS members and $100 for non-members.
To register for either conference, visit HERE.