Training

  • It’s a Wrap! 2016 NADO Annual Training Conference

    Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by Brett Schwartz

    With over 600 attendees from 40 states and the District of Columbia representing 188 organizations and two federal agencies, the 2016 Annual Training Conference: Taking a Stand for Regional Development had a broad range of economic development practitioners, planners, and...

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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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  • Preparing for Your Annual Audit

    Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    During NADO’s 2015 Annual Training Conference, Bob Lloyd of Robert Lloyd Consulting Services delivered the presentation “Preparing for Your Annual Audit.” Your annual audit doesn’t have to be the most dreaded event of the year. Get a sense of...

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  • Effective Executive Director Evaluations

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    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 Alexandria Murnan

    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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  • Speaking to Influence and Persuade

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants boosted their communication skills by attending this session which focused on ways to more effectively engage with your board and staff. Monica Scamardo,...

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  • Engaging Staff During Times of Change

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Challenges for senior staff and executive directors include decreasing budgets, hiring freezes, cutbacks in benefits, and a new workforce that favors nontraditional work places...

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  • Executive Director Learning Lab: Successful and Beneficial Evaluation Process

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    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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  • Policy Officials Learning Lab: Defining Your Role

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 25, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants engaged in a lively workshop that helped policy officials that serve on their EDD or regional council boards better understand the many roles...

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