• News Release: Spokes Annual Board Academy

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    March 04, 2020
    Join Spokes Board Academy 2020 at KCBX Public Radio on March 27th from 9am-5pm!

    Spokes Annual Board Academy will assist you in developing the skills critical to excellent board service. You’ll gain practical knowledge of nonprofit management and skills to guide your successful board service. Topics include Governance, Organizational Accountability, Philanthropic Culture and more. Learn from expert presenters and panelists in this all day event.

    Join us and learn:
    • The Key Responsibilities of Officers
    • The Difference between Governance and Management
    • Managing for Conflicts of Interest
    • Who is accountable for the Organization
    • Why and How to Evaluate Your Executive Director
    • Elements of Effective Meetings
    • Building a Philanthropic Culture
    • Facilitate Discussion, Build Trust
    • Differences between Nonprofits and Traditional Businesses
    Facilitators Include:

    Consuelo Meux, Ph.D.
    Dr. Meux is CEO of Spokes. She has served as a nonprofit executive director, board developer, and business development consultant and has taught doctoral courses and mentored dissertation research projects with University of Phoenix online. Her leadership exercise is published in the first Leadership Activities Workbook with Posner & Kouzes (2010). As a Peace Corps Volunteer, Consuelo organized Women’s Food Coops in Cameroon, West Africa, has traveled internationally assisting small business development, and recently completed a missions trip to Haiti. Consuelo served 8 years on the SLO County Commission on the Status of Women.

    Leslie Buckingham
    Leslie began working for Morris & Garritano in 2017 as the Risk Advisor in their small business unit. Her insurance designations include Small Business Coverage Specialist, Accredited Advisor in Insurance and Associate in General Insurance. She is a member of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee, SLO Women's Network, and Young Professionals Network Group. Leslie has been exposed to many different nonprofit organizations through her father's extensive involvement with the nonprofit community. He is the owner of Digital West.

    Monica Grant, CFRE
    Monica is CEO of the San Luis Obispo County YMCA. Monica’s experience includes work with UC Santa Cruz, The Nature Conservancy, United Way, and Sierra Club. She holds a BS in Recreation Administration and an MS in Organizational Leadership and provides nonprofit fundraising consultation services. She currently serves on the board of AFP SLO County, is a committee member of the Economic Development Committee, for the SLO Chamber and is on the Legislative Affairs Committee for the South County Chamber.

    Space is limited -Register Today!
    Consuelo Meux, ED/CEO
    (805) 547-2244