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Norfolk Public Library: Mary D Pretlow Anchor Branch

111 West Ocean View Avenue

Norfolk, VA 23503

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Check-in starts at noon

Program begins promptly at 12:30

Professional Development Organization Leaders—Does this look like your team?

  • We shift direction—or drift for a while—with every Board election?

  • Our decisions are based on "that's how we've always done it"?

  • We take actions based on survival rather than impact?

Then come and work with Dr. Cindy Young along with your peers in this workshop on Mastering Strategy for Professional Development Organizations!

Come learn about the role strategic planning plays in a professional development organizations and why it is essential to your future. Review some best practices about the role of board, staff, and your stakeholders and how best to engage them. Participants will review the trifecta of strategic planning magic - the gathering of data, group processing and dreaming and landing a plan with solid implementation tools.

We recommend that you and one or two fellow board members attend this workshop. Participants will learn about:

  • Foundations – What is the basic goal for strategic planning and its importance to your organization?

  • Roles and Responsibilities – What are the Board's roles and responsibilities for creating and executing a strategic plan?

  • Nuts and Bolts – What are the typical parts of strategic planning; and what tools help in the process?

  • After the Plan – What should an organization do to keep the plan alive?


Dr. Cindy Young, PMP, LSS MBB, CMQ/OE is a Program Manager at McKean Defense and an Adjunct Professor in Business Administration at Stratford University, both in Virginia Beach. She earned a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in Project Management from Walden University, and is the author of “Using Leadership to Improve Firm Performance through Knowledge Management” published by The Refractive Thinker. Cindy is a retired US Navy Surface Warfare Officer with 23 years of service.


Hey, why is this so darn affordable?

This is our way of making the Professional Development Consortium of Hampton Roads easily accessible to the community we serve.

Can I get professional development credits for attending?

You may be able to self-report educational or volunteer leadership credits in accordance with your organization's guidance.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

An email to will get you a quick response!

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed to help the current and rising leaders of member-based organizations. You don't have to be in that role...yet.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Not required...we'll have a sign-in sheet.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes indeed!

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Also yes indeed!

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

And again...yes indeed!

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