Emerging Leaders

Head of the Lakes United Way Emerging Leaders Program

About the Program:

Head of the Lakes United Way (HLUW) Emerging Leaders program is a comprehensive training program for individuals who are interested in serving on nonprofit boards across the Twin Ports. It’s an exciting opportunity for professionals to leverage their leadership skills through volunteerism and gain an understanding for what it takes to become successful board members.

The board training program is a 6 session series. Training session include topics such as board engagement overview, nonprofit board structures and responsibilities, nonprofit legal issues, and lastly balancing volunteerism and professional obligations. The fifth training session will be a  speed board match event, where participants will have the opportunity to meet local nonprofits that are seeking board or committee members. The final session will be a special graduation celebration.



•  Complete a board service training program that will equip you with skills to be successful on a board.
•  Opportunities to strengthen your network by connecting with area professionals.
•  Gain a deeper understanding of a variety of health and human service agencies in the area.
•  Head of the Lakes United Way will serve as a resource as members are seeking board opportunities.



If you’re interested in signing up for HLUW Emerging Leaders board training program,
to register now.

Questions? Contact: Liz Pawlik 218-726-4889 epawlik@hlunitedway.org

Program Details:

March 6: Board Engagement Overview- Panel
Location: Black Woods Grill & Bar
Time: 4:30-6:30PM

Katelyn Baumann – Interim Coordinator of Academic Service-Learning, UWS
Cara Overland – General Manager, La Quinta Inn & Suites
Brent Malvik – Associate Attorney, Hanft Fride
Meagan Avery – Recruiter, St. Lukes

March 13: Nonprofit Board Structures and Responsibilities
Speaker: Jenn Webb – Associate Professor of Art History, UMD
Location: Spirit Room
Time: 4:30-6:30PM

March 20: Nonprofit Legal Issues and Financial Stewardship
Speaker: Leslie Brunfelt – Client Accounting Services Manager – Anderson Kuiti & Asuma PLLC
Location: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Time: 4:30-6:30PM

March 27: Finding the Right Fit
Speaker: Cameron Kruger. President/CEO, Duluth Children’s Museum
Location: Duluth Children’s Museum
Time: 4:30-6:30PM

April 3: Speed Board Match Event
Location: Clyde Iron Works
Time: 4:30-6:30PM

April 10: Graduation
Location: Clearwater Grille
Time: 4:30-6:30PM