Emerging Leaders

Head of the Lakes United Way Emerging Leaders Program – THIS SESSION IS FULL

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 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.


•  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.

March 5:
Board Engagement Overview – Panel
Location: Black Woods Grill & Bar
2525 London Rd, Duluth, MN 55812
Time: 4:30-6:30PM



March 12: Nonprofit Board Structures and Legal Issues
Speaker: Scott Witty  Hanft Fride Law Office

Location: Boys and Girls Club-Goldberg Branch
120 N 30th Ave W, Duluth, MN 55806
Time: 4:30-6:30PM
Reading Preparation: Chapters 1 & 2

March 19: Nonprofit Responsibility and Financial Stewardship
Speaker: Leslie Brunfelt  Director of Finance, WDSE/WRPT

Location: Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce
205 Belknap St., Superior WI 54880
Time: 4:30-6:30PM
Reading Preparation: Chapter 3

March 26: 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
Time: 4:30-6:30PM
Reading Preparation: Chapters 4 & 5


April 2: Speed Board Match Event|
Location: Clyde Iron Works
2920 W Michigan St, Duluth, MN 55806
Time: 4:30-6:30PM


April 9: Graduation Event
Location: Grandma’s Sports Garden, Armchair Lounge
425 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802
Time: 4:30-6:30PM

Questions? Contact: Dave Nonnemacher 218-726-4889 daven@hlunitedway.org