EWIN SIG: Moving a Board Out of the Weeds and Into Leadership

When:  Nov 30, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (ET)
Associated with  Executive Women in Nonprofits
New York Society of Association Executives
invites you to attend our upcoming Shared Interest Group


Friday, November 30, 2018
8:30 – 10:00 AM
The Toy Association
1375 Broadway (Between 37th and 38th St.)
New York City

Moving a Board Out of the Weeds and Into Leadership

Nonprofit boards are composed of people with a passion or driving interest in the work of the board on which they serve. Often, they come to board service with high expectations of their role. This kind of passion and drive may also manifest itself in digging deep into small details or the weeds of the organization rather than in the driving leadership work of the board. This session looks at how to move a board out of those detailed weeds and explore their true leadership role. We anticipate an amazing conversation around the table with members and guests of NYSAE.


mblock200.jpgMarsha Block, CAE
Marsha Block, CAE, is Chief Executive Officer, American Group Psychotherapy Association; Secretary-Treasurer, Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health; and Secretary-Treasurer, International Board for Certification of Group Psychotherapists. She also serves on the board of NYSAE. Marsha knows first-hand how to guide a board to success.
lferm200.jpgLinda Ferm, CAE
Linda Ferm, CAE, is President of Ferm Nonprofit Board Strategies. A former executive director and communications specialist, Linda has worked with more than 85 boards on all things board—orientation, training, governance, leadership, strategic planning and communication. She has served on several boards of directors including the board of NYSAE.


NYSAE SIG registration is limited. Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 28 to Jennifer Ian, CAE at JIan@thoracic.org and await confirmation.

A list of confirmed attendees will be distributed in advance. No walk-ins please!

*Eligibility to Attend:

Open to chief executives of philanthropic organizations, professional societies or trade associations (i.e., full time CEO, COO, executive director, vice president, director level, board member). Participation is free as a membership benefit of NYSAE. Guests may attend two SIG meetings and are then invited to join NYSAE.

The Executive Women in Nonprofits provides an opportunity for women in leadership roles to engage in interactive high-level discussions with like-minded peers. EWIN’s goal is to build relationships, test new ideas, receive feedback, and inspire one another. Together we face the challenges of managing our careers by sharing practices from multiple perspectives.

For more information, contact Linda Ferm, CAE at fermink@nyc.rr.com

Save the dates now for upcoming Executive Women in Nonprofits Special Interest Group events, each from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM in midtown with topic and location to be announced: 

  • Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Friday, March 8, 2019
  • Friday, May 10, 2019

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The Toy Association
1375 Broadway
(Between 37th and 38th St.)
New York, NY 10001