2019 Nonprofit Leadership Institute - INTENSIVE

Friday, March 22, 2019

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pepperdine University - Calabasas Campus
26750 Agoura Road, Calabasas

Individual Members: $75
Organizational Members: $75
Non-Members: $100


About this event

Beyond Names & Numbers: Building a Diverse, Inclusive and  Effective Board of Directors

This highly interactive, intensive day will help nonprofit leaders achieve Boards of Directors that are comprised of a diverse group of people AND fully value and include those people in every aspect of Board work and organizational life.  Topics to be addressed include:
  • Recruiting and RETAINING a Diverse Group of Board Members.
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Board FUNDAMENTALS
  • Assessing Board READINESS - Is your Board ready for diversity?
  • Launching & Maintaining a Successful Board DIVERSITY INITIATIVE
  • Identifying Potential OBSTACLES & SOLUTIONS 
  • How RACISM and Other Forms of INEQUALITY Undermine Inclusion

Presented by: Jarrod Schwartz & Judy Guillermo-Newton, Just Communities

Who Is Just Communities?

Just Communities is a nonprofit organization that advances justice by building leadership, fostering change, and dismantling all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression. Established in 2001 as The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) of California’s Central Coast, Just Communities works with individuals, organizations and communities in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties in order to create an equitable and inclusive Central Coast where all people are connected, respected, and valued. Just Communities works to ensure that every school, organization and community in California’s Central Coast is a place of opportunity, not a place of limitation.

Pricing/Who should Attend?

This intensive day requires participation by TEAMScomprised of BOTH staff and board leadership. Teams must have at least two (2) and up to four (4) members who participate the full day.

EARLY BIRD (Before March 1)
CNL Members*:  $75 per team    
All Others:  $100 per team

AFTER March 1 
$175 per team

The first 12 organizations that register before the EARLY BIRD deadline will be assigned a student team to assess their current diversity and inclusion practices.

Fine Print & Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there a charge on top of my organizational membership to the Center?  This special event is co-convened through a collaborative partnership between Pepperdine University & Cal Lutheran's Center for Nonprofit Leadership.  A special discounted rate will be honored for all CNL members.

Can I attend alone?  No.  The nature of this year's Institute requires you to participate as a TEAM.  Teams must include both board members and staff leadership.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

How can I contact the organizers with any questions?  Please contact Dena Jenson (djenson@callutheran.edu) Dr. Regan Schaffer (regan.schaffer@pepperdine.edu) or Hilary Squire (hilary.squire@pepperdine.edu) with any questions you may have. 

Are scholarships available?  Yes, full and partial scholarships are available.  Contact the organizers listed above to inquire.

What's the refund policy?  Refunds will be given up to 48 hours before the event (8:00 am on Wednesday, March 20).  Please email your request for a refund if you cannot attend the Institute.  Space is limited and we have a waiting list each year.  If a scheduling conflict prevents your team from attending, please email us promptly so your spot can be transferred to another team.


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