OFN’s new Executive Training for CDFI Board Members is coming to D.C. on May 31. The daylong event helps board members of CDFIs of all sizes sharpen leadership skills and learn best practices for board excellence. The training is designed specifically for CDFI board members and executive leaders looking to address the challenges and opportunities ahead. 

OFN piloted the training in 2016. Hosted by BBVA Compass, the pilot took place in Los Angeles, where a small group of leaders gathered to consider ways to strengthen the impact of their organizations. 

During the session, participants worked on incorporating changes in the marketplace with their own organizations’ value propositions. With a focus on leadership and strategy, board members and executive leaders discussed how to think creatively to successfully drive organizational growth and performance. The integration of “nuts and bolts” training with high-level strategic thinking was challenging and energizing for participants.

In the end, the training proved to be an excellent opportunity to learn how to better position themselves in the marketplace, respond more effectively to customer demand, retool their business models for increased effectiveness, and fully uphold the roles and responsibilities of high-performing CDFI boards. Limiting the class size to 21 provided a unique opportunity for each participant to dig into the intensive curriculum and explore their exact needs.

Ginger McNally, senior vice president, Strategic Initiatives, who led the course said, “We were so inspired by the engagement of the participants in our pilot training, and are excited to announce that we are offering the Executive Training for CDFI Board Members on May 31, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Ginger describes the training this way:

Over the course of the day we will discuss the critical issues facing CDFI leadership, examine the roles and responsibilities of CDFI Board leaders, and consider what a strong succession plan looks like. Participants will take part in a lively discussion about the challenges of implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion values into organization-wide objectives. With an emphasis on practical tools that can be used immediately, including a baseline assessment of organizational diversity, a sample diversity policy, and sample diversity action plans, participants will leave the training with a confidence of effectively increasing diversity in their organizations.

In addition to the full-day training, each participating organization will receive one free post-training consulting session to encourage implementation of best practices highlighted in the training. 

Because of the dynamic and hands-on nature of the training, seats are very limited. Register now.


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