2020 Conference Session: Executive Director & Board Chair Partnerships -- It's Not Just About Roles. It's About Relationships.

Camps and conference centers are inherently collaborative. Executive Directors must work hand-in-hand with the board chair to provide the comprehensive leadership the business requires — for both management and governance of the organization. Each person in this partnership was chosen for their unique skills and leadership abilities and they can accomplish great things working together. However, there are many things that can stand in the way of a good partnership — from differences in communication style to unnamed or unmet expectations. This workshop will explore the roles and responsibilities of the Board Chair and Executive Director, and how to help manage the complexities of their relationship.

Presented by: Joanne Kovac-Roberts has been the Executive Director of St. Crispin’s Conference Center + Camp since 2011. As a past camper, counselor, and Director at various camps, a therapist for a domestic violence shelter, and an Executive Director of a Child Advocacy Center and Court Appointed Special Advocates Program, Joanne has over 25 years experience working with children, youth, and families. She also has experience in two successful capital campaigns, board development, organization assessments, grant writing, consulting, and program development.

Job: Summer Camp and Program Director (Camp Washington, Connecticut)

Job: Summer Camp and Program Director (Camp Washington, Connecticut)

2020 Conference Session: Let Me Tell You a Story -- How to Engage Your Audience & Share Your Mission with Lasting Impact

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