Head of the Lakes United Way Emerging Leaders Program –
About the Program:
*WINNER of the 2019 DSACF TOUCHSTONE AWARD for Civic Engagement
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 sessions 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. The program is limited to 20 participants each year, so we encourage you to sign up early to secure your spot!
• 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 while members are seeking board opportunities.
Questions? Contact: Matt Hunter
March 3: Board Engagement Overview – Panel
Location: Vintage Italian Pizza
1201 Tower Ave, Superior, WI 54880
- Emily Edison Executive Director
SOAR Career Solutions
- Jordan Fahlsing, FIC Financial Associate
Thrivent Northland Group
- Kathryn Guimond Director of Continuing Education
UWS Center for Continuing Education
- Cara Overland Area Manager
March 10: Nonprofit Board Structures and Legal Issues
Speaker: Scott Witty Hanft Fride Law Office
Location: Damiano Center
206 W 4th St., Duluth, MN 55806
Reading Preparation: Chapters 1-3
March 17: Nonprofit Responsibility and Financial Stewardship
Speaker: Leslie Brunfelt Director of Finance, WDSE/WRPT
Location: Lincoln Park Children and Families Collaborative
2424 W 5th St, Suite 10 and Suite 108, Duluth, MN 55806
Reading Preparation: Review Chapter 2 & Handouts
March 24: Finding the Right Fit
Speaker: Cameron Kruger President/CEO, Duluth Children’s Museum
Location: Duluth Children’s Museum
115 S 29th Ave W, Duluth, MN 55806
Reading Preparation: Chapters 4 & 5
March 31: Speed Board Match Event
Location: Duluth Depot
506 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55802
April 7: Graduation Event
Location: Grandma’s Sports Garden, Armchair Lounge
425 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802