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1 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION NONPROFIT BOARD LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 2013 Information Session – Coordinator Position

2 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION Nonprofit Board Leadership Team – Student Coordinators Jane HerzecaBreanna HockenburyMartha Kelley Melissa KernJoanna Linsley Non Profit Board Leadership Program 2

3 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION Leadership Program Mission To develop leaders who act with a deeper understanding of themselves, their organizations, and their communities, and contribute positively to the growth of each. 3 Non Profit Board Leadership Program

4 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION NBLP Program Overview 4 Vision: To be the experiential leadership development program at Wharton that educates MBA students on nonprofit board governance. Mission: To develop MBA students as leaders who seek a life-long commitment to community involvement and board service, resulting in value creation for nonprofit organizations and communities. Board service is a unique way to develop leadership skills while at the same time serving a larger purpose. -Dave Pottruck, former CEO, Charles Schwab Non Profit Board Leadership Program

5 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION Health Promotion Council Make-a-Wish of Philadelphia Spectrum Health Services Habitat for Humanity Enterprise Center Morris Arboretum Norris Square Neighborhood Project Nationalities Service Center Center for Literacy Wissahickon Charter School Youth Build Charter School American Cancer Society Children Crisis Treatment Center Childrens Hospital of Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Community Health Boys and Girls Club Summer Search Outward Bound Philadelphia Young Playwrights of Philadelphia Center for Emerging Visual Arts The Philadelphia Orchestra Pig Iron Theatre Company HealthLink Medical Center Who are some of our partners? Non Profit Board Leadership Program 5

6 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION You Should Apply to be a Coordinator if… You are a first-year MBA student – students not on campus for full 2 years are not eligible You want to develop your own leadership skills You have prior nonprofit board experience You want to promote nonprofit involvement at Wharton You are looking for a leadership position that provides the opportunity to shape a social impact initiative at Wharton Non Profit Board Leadership Program 6

7 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION NBLP Coordinator Role Be a peer leader for the next two years in a peer leadership role that requires flexibility, adaptability, situational awareness, and personal investment. Engage with coordinator team to shape program through recruitment, selection, and development of Board Fellows community. Mentor 8 Board Fellows through challenges in monthly pod and one-on-one meetings – e.g., managing board conflicts, role discussions, etc. Non Profit Board Leadership Program 7

8 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION Coordinator vs. Board Fellow Roles Coordinators: Have prior board experience 2-year commitment Lead and mentor 8-member pod of Board Fellows Develop relationships with Coordinator Team and Board Fellows pod Lead NBLP trainings (i.e., 2 full- day trainings and monthly mastermind meetings ) for Board Fellows Board Fellows: No prior board experience 1-year commitment Engage with a local non-profit board as non-voting member Develop relationships within your nonprofit and Board Fellows pod Participate in trainings, speaker events, and case discussions with 40 other Board Fellows Non Profit Board Leadership Program 8

9 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION Fall 2013: Coordinator kick- off and planning for spring recruitment Jan - Mar 2014: Recruitment and selection of new board fellows April 2014: Spring training and onboarding new board fellows Aug 2014 onwards: Fall training in Aug; monthly speaker and case study sessions Regular pod meetings and one-on-ones with Coordinators and other Fellows; Monthly board activities NBLP Coordinator Timeline Non Profit Board Leadership Program 9

10 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION Key Benefits of the Coordinator Role One on one support from the Leadership Program Office Leadership assessments and extensive executive coaching (beyond coaching program available to all first-years) Peer leadership experience Training and workshops in governance, non-profit management, fundraising, and group dynamics Member of an intricate student team for two years Non Profit Board Leadership Program 10

11 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION NBLP Coordinator Application Two components: Resume Personal statement (1,500-2,000 words total) Why you are interested in this particular peer leadership position? What makes you a good fit for the position? If someone you know is joining a board, what would help them prepare for the role and why? Non Profit Board Leadership Program 11

12 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION Key Dates Information Sessions: September 4:30pm (G88) September noon (G86) Office Hours to talk to the current Coordinators: September 24th, 12:00 – 1:00, MBA Café September 25th, 1:30 – 2:30, MBA Café Application due Sunday, October 6, at 11:59pm Submit through applicant stackapplicant stack Interviews will be held during the week of October 14 Decisions will be announced in mid-October Non Profit Board Leadership Program 12

13 KNOWLEDGE FOR ACTION Questions? Non Profit Board Leadership Program 13

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