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“Get on Board” Tools for the Nonprofit Board Member

Scottsdale Leadership has partnered with Valley Leadership, ASU and the Scottsdale Charros for an educational seminar to Explore, Discover and Chart Out being an effective nonprofit board member. This workshop includes three breakout sessions and a panel discussion.
Panelists:
Jim Bruner, Board of Directors, Fiesta Bowl
Tammy McLeod, Chief Customer Officer, APS
Nora Hannah, Chief Consortium Officer, Experience Matters

Date: Wednesday, November 2
Time: 3 – 6 p.m.
Location: ASU Skysong, 1475 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Tickets:  $50

Purchase tickets by calling 480-965-5207 or online at www.alumni.asu.edu/getonboard

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Leadership Spotlight – Katy Kelewae, Class XXII

Katy Kelewae STARSThis blog is forth in a series from alumni about their experience in Scottsdale Leadership. Katy Kelewae is a graduate of Class XXII and the Development Associate & Volunteer Coordinator for STARS. Scottsdale Leadership is currently recruiting participants for Class 26. Visit scottsdaleleadership.org for details.

Katy Kelewae, Class 22
STARS, Development Associate & Volunteer Coordinator

Community Involvement: ASU Lodestar’s Generation Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy, Class 3; Kent State University Phoenix Alumni Chapter Co-Chair; Scottsdale Leadership, PR & Marketing Committee member

How has Scottsdale Leadership enhanced your community involvement? Scottsdale Leadership enhanced my community involvement in many ways – too many to list. Without the community knowledge I gained through Scottsdale Leadership, I would have never been able to know where I wanted to make a difference. Without Scottsdale Leadership, I would not have known the needs of the community, priorities of citizens, or where to go to learn more.

What’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned and how did you learn it? The most important leadership lesson I learned was that true leaders will, at some point, have to do what isn’t popular, what is unpleasant, and may suffer personally as a result. But, that true leaders will make the right decision because it is the right thing to do. I learned this by meeting Jim Bruner and hearing about his past and experiences.

If you could solve any community issue or need, what would it be? If I could fix any community issue, it would be getting community leaders and passionate members of the community to communicate with respect. Passion is wonderful to have, but when it gets in your way of communicating with respect and understanding, decisions seemed forced on the opposition and divisions widen.

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Super Stewards at the Helm!

By SUZANNE PAETZER
2009 Scottsdale Leadership Class Reporter

The Scottsdale Leadership Experience

This is the eighth of a 17 article series recapping Scottsdale Leadership’s nine-month Core Program. The program educates, connects and empowers citizens who are interested in community leadership.

What is community stewardship and courageous leadership all about?

On December 18, 2009, Scottsdale Leadership Class 24 explored the role of courageous leadership in community stewardship. Community stewards are the people that help our community to evolve by making tough decisions often with intense public opposition. Sometimes their decisions are very unpopular. They balance the individual needs of a neighborhood or business group with the needs of the entire community. Community stewards remain committed in stressful situations with an eye on future community development and sustainability…………why?

To read the rest of Suzanne’s blog click here.

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