Leadership & Governance

  • National EDD Leadership Capacity Building Initiative Resource Page

    Posted on: November 8th, 2021 by NADO Admin

    In support of Stronger Districts, Stronger Regions, a National Economic Development District (EDD) Leadership Capacity Building Initiative, the following materials have been gathered on various subjects to assist current and rising executive directors, RDO Board Members, and RDO staff. The...

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  • Leadership & Governance

    Posted on: November 8th, 2021 by NADO Admin

    RDO 101 for Board Members John Metcalf, NADO Annual Training Conference 2018: Being An Effective Board Member Designed for board members and executive directors, this presentation outlines basic elements for a fully engaged and effective board of directors. It examines...

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  • Protected: NADO ATC 2020 Session Videos

    Posted on: November 25th, 2020 by Austin Barrington

    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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  • Organizational Leadership Briefs for Executive Directors

    Posted on: October 11th, 2016 by Brett Schwartz

                Regional development organizations are called upon to serve various functions for their constituents, providing communities with a host of services, resources, data, and other information.  They work every day to support prosperous communities, forge...

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  • Strategies for Exceptional Board Governance

    Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    Today’s RDO board member typically wears many hats. In addition to serving as an elected official, running a local business, leading a nonprofit organization, overseeing an educational institution, or a combination of some of these vocations, they are also charged...

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  • Preparing for the Future: Early Career Executive Directors/Assistant Directors

    Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    NADO’s research has shown a trend in executive director retirements, which is not too surprising given the sheer number of baby boomers that are considering retirement in the near future. As today’s executive directors start to plan for their departure...

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  • The NADO Research Foundation’s Economic Development District Training Program

    Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation has received funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to conduct a one-year training program for Economic Development Districts (EDDs). The goal of the program is to provide EDD staff members with the education and skills...

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  • Effective Executive Director Evaluations

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Aimed at executive directors and their board members, this session outlined sensible and effective processes to evaluate executive director performance. Steve Etcher, Vice President,...

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  • Intentional Leadership is the Best Legacy

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants gained skills needed to become an “intentional leader”—one that crafts a leadership style and employees critical skills that will ensure a lasting legacy....

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  • Executive Director Learning Lab: Successful and Beneficial Evaluation Process

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    This session occurred on August 25, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants learned new strategies for developing a meaningful and purposeful employee evaluation process. Steve Etcher, Vice President, Community Edge View the presentation below: Practical...

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