Executive Director Bootcamp

Are you a new Executive Director? Come to the conference a day early for our Executive Director Bootcamp on Wednesday, September 25.

The Executive Director Bootcamp will run 9:00am – 4:30pm and consists of a series of (4) sessions geared to new Executive Directors and presented by the seasoned NAHRO Fellows.

The Bootcamp is included in conference registration (no extra fee) but pre-registration is required. Space is limited and admission is first come, first serve. A waiting list will not be maintained.

Session Information:

Session 1: 9:00am – 10:15am
New Executive Directors: A Plan for the First 90 Days and Beyond
This session will discuss the first steps to take when creating organizational culture and competencies. The panel will discuss the common “Where Do I Start?” questions, addressing typical challenges including staffing requirements and structure, program challenges, stressors, and adapting to new norms.

Session 2: 10:30am -12:00pm
Recruiting and Retaining Talent
New Executive Directors can pick up tips to update their marketing strategies to attract, recruit, incentivize, and retain talent in varying size market areas. Effective hiring requires a commitment to training, mentoring, and developing critical thinking about housing. This session will focus on developing strong and sustainable teams at all stages of development.

Networking Lunch Break: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Box lunch will be provided.

Session 3: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Board Relations
This panel will share insight on how to work harmoniously with a diverse Board.

Session 4: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Fellows Serving as Professional Coaches/Mentors to New Executive Directors
This panel will discuss connecting the Fellows with new Executive Directors. Fellows are a resource available to Executive Directors earlier in their careers, utilizing their experience and access to resources.