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Executive Director Learning Circle: Navigating Staff Dynamics
Facilitated by Roy Bowen

Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This Session: 
We spend more time with our co-workers than our own families. We manage their expectations, frustrations, miss-communication, and career aspirations. How do we successfully create dynamic work places that foster whole selves, supportive environments, and satisfying experiences? What does it look like when we have multiple generations in the work place, unpaid volunteers, onsite consultants, and board members overseeing special projects?

Guest Resources:
Roberto Aponte, Deputy Director of Operations - Conservation Voters New Mexico
Gabriela (Gabi) Gomez, Director of Development - Santa Fe Community Foundation

Join us, along with facilitator Roy Bowen and guests Gabi Gomez and Roberto Aponte, for discussing how we all navigate the work place, what we've seen work, what we'd like to change, and what leaves us gratified at the end of the day.

Roberto Aponte is Conservation Voters New Mexico's Deputy Director of Operations, responsible for developing the strategy for and overseeing CVNM’s operational, administrative, human resources and financial systems. He is a visionary manager and leader with more than 25 years in event production and organizational leadership, in both corporate and nonprofit settings. In addition to his expertise in business administration, Roberto has strong skills as a trainer, facilitator and coach. He has a Master of Arts in Business from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and an undergraduate degree in Communications from Emerson College in Boston. His unique master’s degree was focused on bringing environmental sustainability and social responsibility to the practice of business.

Gabriela Gomez joined the Santa Fe Community Foundation in February of 2019 as Director of Development and manages the day-to-day financial resource development and donor strategies of the Foundation. In addition to developing and managing philanthropic relationships, Gabriela works in close collaboration with colleagues on achieving the Foundation’s mission. She is a first generation New Mexican, Mexican-American with Albuquerque roots and has worked in both the private and nonprofit sector. Prior to joining SFCF, Gabriela worked at the Albuquerque Community Foundation. Gabriela takes great pride in New Mexico and is excited to now call Santa Fe, home. When not at the office, she likes to spend her free time either exercising, cooking, reading, eating (foodie!) or visiting with loved ones.

Facilitator Roy Bowen has served nonprofits in progressive leadership roles. Roy's work has included development of effective board membership, vision and strategic planning, using social media with fundraising, and program service strengthening. His program over-sight has included child and adult violence, family counseling, education, and for the past ten years with a grief and loss center. Roy is a SCORE Mentor for small businesses and nonprofits.

The Executive Director Learning Circle has been designed for active Executive Directors in the New Mexico nonprofit sector. Whether you became a nonprofit executive director because you founded an organization, or you were next in line, or you took a job that aligned with your skills and values, where you take that organization, and how you leave it, are paramount. That doesn't mean it's easy!

Join your peers for candid discussions addressing the inner work, the nuts and bolts, and the people and places we all strive to support. 

Additional sessions in 2019:
Thursdays from 8:30-10:30am at the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Location: Santa Fe Community Foundation
501 Halona St., Santa Fe
Fees: No charge; please register below.
Contact:; 505-988-9715
Calendar: Nonprofit Events and Technical Assistance
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