If you have been reading our weekly newsletter for any length of time, you know that I am a big advocate of professional development for nonprofit leaders…leaders at any level within the organization. There are several reasons for this;
(1) When we engage in learning, it helps us to learn more about ourselves, what we like and don’t like, where we want to go and places we want to avoid. Learning helps keep us fresh and prevents us from becoming stagnant.
(2) Professional development opportunities help us to keep our finger on the pulse of what is happening in our field as we learn about new ways of doing things and best practice models that are being implemented by other organizations.
(3) Professional development almost always offers opportunities to connect with others. These connections create opportunities for partnerships, collaborations and more. Plus, it is always fun to have another person who understands the work you do, and the reasons why you do it.
Obviously, there are lots more reasons to engage in professional development opportunities, but it seems to me that many nonprofit leaders find just as many reasons not to participate. Some of the ones that I hear frequently include…professional development costs too much money, we don’t have time for that, and I can’t find anything relevant to my day to day work.
We have the answer for you!
On September 11, 2014, the Faith Based Nonprofit Resource Center will be hosting its first annual nonprofit conference. This conference will provide you with opportunities to meet others working in various nonprofit organizations…many who are experiencing the same joys and frustrations as you! The conference also offers learning opportunities….your choice of ten workshops, and a keynote session and one plenary session! All this, plus lunch and breakfast in one day for just $139. This unbelievably low price will increase on June 1.
For more information, take a look at the website, www.non-profitconsultant.com/conference or contact us today! We hope you are able to join us for this exciting day filled with professional development opportunities.