Pre-Conference Programming

Board Leadership Institute

Leveraging Your Talents for the Nonprofit Sector – A Primer on Board Service

Date & Time: Monday, July 30, 2018   1:30pm - 4pm

Professionals who serve on nonprofit boards describe a strong sense of personal gratification, unique networking opportunities, and broader insights into leadership than they might otherwise encounter through their day jobs. This level of volunteerism can be very rewarding, if you are prepared for the experience.

Leveraging Your Talents for the Nonprofit Sector is an interactive workshop designed to equip you with the tools you need to serve with confidence and provide effective leadership. In this safe environment, we will also address issues of particular concern to diverse individuals who want to make an impact.

Topics covered include:

  • Board Roles and Responsibilities
  • Finding the Right Board
  • Practical Considerations Before Saying “Yes”
  • Potential Areas of Liabilities
  • Emerging Trends in Nonprofit Board Service, and Why We Need Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity



Learning Tours

Note: All Learning Tours will occur on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 1:00pm - 4:30pm. 

  • From Growing our Economy to Growing our Souls: Economic Justice & Activism in Detroit 
    Take a tour of Detroit's East Side, to learn about the history of Detroit's economic rise and fall as told from residents who are shifting and reshaping the dominant narrative around Detroit's revitalization.
  • Feed the People to Free the People: Environmental Justice for Communities of Color
    Take a tour of one Detroit's urban farms to learn more about community-led efforts to address food insecurity and access to clean water.
  • Building an Inclusive and Global City: Immigration & Refugee Justice 
    This tour will explore Detroit's efforts to support its immigrant and refugee community as part of an ongoing commitment to become a more inclusive, diverse, and global city.