Nonprofit and Leadership Academy

Every year we kick off the year’s education events with our Nonprofit and Leadership Academy: Starting Point – a half-day of learning and networking for nonprofits and business leaders. After that we host a monthly workshop that gives a deeper dive into fundraising, storytelling, leadership development, business operations and more.

LEADERSHIP – Kent Vaughn, Clear Living

Session 1: Unlock Potential and Improve Performance workouts designed to ignite mastery in productivity, purpose, goals, and resilience

Learn how to maximize productivity within your organization, Live with purpose and passion, set goals and crush them, AND bounce back from setbacks!

Session 2: Unlock Potential and Improve Performance workouts designed to ignite mastery in productivity, purpose, goals, and resilience

Learn how to maximize productivity within your organization, Live with purpose and passion, set goals and crush them, AND bounce back from setbacks!

Meet the speaker

In the past 30 years, Kent has helped 100’s of organizations improve their Performance and Results. He has conducted over 2,000 days of Strategy & Execution Consulting, Leadership Development, and Process Improvement work.

He is the CEO and Co-Founder of both an international consulting firm and a software company with licensees in North America, India, Asia, and Europe.

Kent was a Managing Director at Franklin Covey with annual team sales of $ 15 million+. He also served as a Senior Execution Leader working with the Executive teams at Nissan, Wal-Mart, ServiceMaster, Covenant, US Express, ABF Freight, Asurion, and many more.

He served as a Financial and Operations Leader with a Fortune 100 company in their two Flagship Facilities.

Kent graduated from the University of Alabama; where he completed a B.S. in Business Administration/Finance and an MBA (all in four years) graduating with Honors. He served as a Soviet Military Analyst with the US Army (stationed near the East German Border for 2 1⁄2 years) and was a Paperboy for two years.

Kent and his wife (the love of his life) have been married for over 35 years and have three amazing children and one grandson. He loves swimming, running, cycling, Martial Arts, working out, and hanging out with his family. Kent continues to be goal-oriented earning his 1st black belt on his 40th birthday, running a marathon for his 45th birthday, completing a mile swim for his 50th, and completing multiple Sprint Triathlons for his 55th.

Kent is a Critically Acclaimed Author of the books “Everyone Can Lead,” “The 3 Keys of Execution,” and “The Get CLEAR Leadership Series.”

BRANDING – Brian Weiss, Partner/Vice President, The Faces of Your Town

Session 1: Lead with Impact: Getting the right bait on your development hook.

Your hook not only provides an opportunity to draw the audience’s attention but also creates a first impression, setting the tone for the rest of your message. If you want your audience to be moved to action by your words, your hook is the first step to giving a memorable, meaningful presentation.

When it comes to a presentation, the first few minutes are crucial. This is when it’s critical to capture an audience’s attention and hold it until the end. For presenters, a constructive, captivating hook that stimulates the audience is vital to hold attention throughout the presentation, and an effective design created by a PowerPoint presentation designer can further interest the audience.

Session 2: Lead with Impact: Getting the right bait on your development hook.

Your hook not only provides an opportunity to draw the audience’s attention but also creates a first impression, setting the tone for the rest of your message. If you want your audience to be moved to action by your words, your hook is the first step to giving a memorable, meaningful presentation.

When it comes to a presentation, the first few minutes are crucial. This is when it’s critical to capture an audience’s attention and hold it until the end. For presenters, a constructive, captivating hook that stimulates the audience is vital to hold attention throughout the presentation, and an effective design created by a PowerPoint presentation designer can further interest the audience.

Meet the speaker

Vice President – Sales, Veugeler Creative

Vice President – The Faces Of, LLC. 

Certified Speaker/Coach – The Go-Giver

Successful career in sales and sales consulting prior to current role. Experienced entrepreneur. Passionate husband and father. Friend to many.

HUMAN CAPITAL – Krista Johnson, Vice President of The Grant Partners; Krin Baer, The Grant Partners

Session 1: Retaining Top Talent

The Where, When, Why, and How of Outsourcing:

Back-office functions like finance and accounting, HR, and IT are critical infrastructure elements of your organization. Getting them wrong or underperforming can severely impact your mission. So how can you keep up with changing regulations and technology, while having difficulty filling important positions? In this session we will discuss outsourcing these functions – when it might (or might not) be worth considering and how to ensure that it is successful, enabling you to more intently focus on your mission.

Session 2: Retaining Top Talent

The Where, When, Why, and How of Outsourcing:

Back-office functions like finance and accounting, HR, and IT are critical infrastructure elements of your organization. Getting them wrong or underperforming can severely impact your mission. So how can you keep up with changing regulations and technology, while having difficulty filling important positions? In this session we will discuss outsourcing these functions – when it might (or might not) be worth considering and how to ensure that it is successful, enabling you to more intently focus on your mission.

Upcoming Events

Mar

14

FEATURED EVENT

Nonprofit and Leadership Academy: Starting Point

When: March 14, 2024| 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: John C. Maxwell Leadership Center

 2050 Sugarloaf Cir, Duluth, GA 30097

Join us for a half-day of learning and networking with industry leaders in our community. This year we’re piloting two new tracks – Branding and Human Capital – as well as an afternoon session exclusive to nonprofit and organizational executives.

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