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About this event

Many people seek board roles with Not-For-Profit Organizations to aid in industry or social outcomes that they are passionate about, yet may not feel the same satisfaction following their experience in those board roles compared to their outcomes in For-Profit Organizations.

Marlea has more than a decade experience in chair and other board roles for both For-Profit and Not-For-Profit organizations and has often perceived the same outcome gap. In this Salon, she will share her observations about how the board members can drive organizational accountability, strategy and structure to ensure superior performance in Not-For-Profit organizations.

Who's Hosting:

Marlea Sleeman has over a decade of board experience including board chair experience. She currently serves on a number of for-profit and not-for-profit boards, including a major Polytechnic Post-Secondary institute. Marlea is an active member of the Young President's Organization (YPO), and has completed her Director Education (ICD.D.) at Institute of Corporate Directors.

Prior to co-founding Lum'ais Wellness, Marlea was an executive at Sureway Construction Group, one of the largest private employers in Western Canada. Following the founder's requirement from operations 30 years ago, Marlea curated systems, processes and technology required to drive organizational performance in order to scale the business into a portfolio of over 60 businesses, where she drove valuation growth by 100X in the 30 years, without the advantage of debt or dilution.

What You'll Learn:

  • Key insights and common expectations to help you prepare for your Not-For-Profit board role

  • Understanding and managing the distinct difference between serving on a Not-For-Profit vs. For-Profit Board

  • Best practices for the Not-For-Profit board members to drive organizational accountability, strategy and structure for optimal performance within the Not-For-Profit Organization

Experts

Marlea Sleeman Board Member

Marlea Sleeman has over a decade of board experience including board chair experience. She currently serves on a number of for-profit and not-for-profit boards, including a major Polytechnic Post-Secondary institute. Marlea is an active member of the Young President's Organization (YPO), and has completed her Director Education (ICD.D.) at Institute of Corporate Directors.

Prior to co-founding Lum'ais Wellness, Marlea was an executive at Sureway Construction Group, one of the largest private employers in Western Canada. Following the founder's requirement from operations 30 years ago, Marlea curated systems, processes and technology required to drive organizational performance in order to scale the business into a portfolio of over 60 businesses, where she drove valuation growth by 100X in the 30 years, without the advantage of debt or dilution.

Hosts

Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.

Key Details

Preparing for Your Board Role for Not-For-Profit Organizations

Wed, Jul 06 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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