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Introduction to Coaching for Executive Directors

The Meyer Foundation

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Introduction to Coaching for Executive Directors

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Over the past five years, a growing number of nonprofit executive directors have begun working with executive coaches as a way to strengthen and focus their own leadership and to improve the performance of their organizations. To build awareness of executive coaching, the Meyer Foundation is hosting an introduction to coaching for executive directors who have never worked with a coach. 

Featuring Michelle Gislason, Senior Project Director at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and co-author of Coaching and Philanthropy: An Action Guide for Nonprofits, this event will address the following questions:

  • What is coaching?
  • How can coaching contribute to my development as a leader?
  • How can coaching benefit my organization?
  • How do I know if I'm ready for coaching?

Participants will also hear from several nonprofit executives who have worked successfully with coaches. Participation is limited to executive directors of current Meyer Foundation grantees (organizations that have received grants since January 2009). Seating is limited, so please RSVP quickly to reserve your place.

Presented in partnership with CompassPoint Nonprofit Services and the Management Assistance Group.

For more information:
  Contact Maegan Scott at or at 202-534-1860.

Presenter Bio:
Michelle Gislason, MA, is a Senior Project Director at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services. She is responsible for the program creation and management of CompassPoint’s leadership programs, including the Coaching and Philanthropy Project and the Leadership Development Program for Executives Serving Transition-Age Youth. She is a trainer and coach for CompassPoint’s leadership series, “Thriving as an Executive Director,” and Bay Area LISC’s Community Development Leadership Institute, and recently co-authored the book “Coaching Skills for Nonprofits Managers and Leaders (Jossey-Bass). In addition to being a trainer, consultant, and certified organizational coach, Michelle is a trained facilitator in the Authenticity Circles© peer coaching model and an occasional guest lecturer at UC, Berkeley: Haas School of Business. She graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree and completed her Masters degree in Organizational Psychology in 2007.

Have questions about Introduction to Coaching for Executive Directors? Contact The Meyer Foundation

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Meyer Foundation
1250 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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The Meyer Foundation

The Meyer Foundation identifies and invests in visionary leaders and effective community-based nonprofit organizations that are working to create lasting improvements in the lives of low-income people in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, and works to strengthen the region’s nonprofit sector as a vital and respected partner in meeting community needs.

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