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Strategic Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders

The Junior League of Annapolis (JLA) and the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) invites nonprofit leaders, including executive directors, board chairs, and heads or chairs of large departments or committees to attend Strategic Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders. Participants will learn what strategic leadership is and what it is not, examine their motivations and their strengths, and build their own personal strategic leadership map for organizational and personal success.

This session will explain the relationship between personal leadership strengths and organizational strengths and culture. Participants will learn how to connect their own personal Strategic Leadership skills with the organization’s strategic plan.

Participants will learn about and discuss the different strengths that everyone brings to the organization and how leaders lean into their strengths and think less about their weaknesses. Individuals will then use McLelland’s Model of Motivation to determine their strengths and their own leadership motivation within their organizations. These individual strengths and motivations will then be used to identify personal desired outcomes for the organization and to build a plan to use these outcomes in a strategic manner.

Join us to learn why it is so important to have a plan for strategic leadership that not only steers the organization towards success in stable environments but also allows for flexibility when conditions are more precarious and unbalanced.

Speaker, Joann Vaughan, will share examples from her 15-year leadership of the Maryland Federation of Art (MFA), when she built the organization from a small local arts organization to a national exhibitor of current work by living artists. She will also convey how her experience with Strategic Leadership helped her manage MFA during COVID. 

This event is open to the public and free to registered participants; and is part of CFAAC's Community Impact Speaker Series and JLA’s Annapolis Leadership Initiative for Growth and Networking (ALIGN).

About the Speaker:
Joann Vaughan served for 15 years as the executive director of the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis MD. In that position, she guided the organization through a more than 300% growth in programming, membership, and income, guided the board through certification from Standards for Excellence©, and received the first Annie Award for the Art of Leadership from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. She is a certified Standards for Excellence© consultant and previously served as the Director of Education and Training for Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity and as a Traveling Consultant for the Association of Junior Leagues International.

Sponsored by a Neighborhood Grant from the United Way of Central Maryland.

Register Here

June 29, 2022

Location | Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library, 1410 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Time | 6:00pm to 8:00pm

June 29 - 6:00PM


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