C-Suite Session: Engaging Talent That Reflects the Communities We Serve

Friday, June 12, 2015 -
9:00am to 3:00pm EDT
American Express, 200 Vesey Street, 26th Floor, New York, NY
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What makes a vibrant, thriving community great is a merging of diverse cultures and backgrounds which leads to a confluence of new perspectives and a greater understanding of the strength in our differences.

Why should the recipe be any different for effective organizations focused on addressing the unique issues within our communities?

Join your fellow New York area nonprofit and philanthropic leaders for Independent Sector's C-Suite Sessions New York: Engaging Talent That Reflects the Communities We Serve. This two-part workshop will be a lively, facilitated discussion with our guests who will speak to the importance of cultural competency and intergenerational talent management as ways to ensure more effective programming and service delivery for the communities we serve.

Morning Discussion Topic: Cultural Competency

As our communities grow increasingly diverse in race, ethnicity and language spoken, the issue of cultural competency is taking on greater importance in nonprofit organizations.  Changing demographics in these communities has not only increased the need for services provided by nonprofits it has also impacted the internal operations of nonprofits from recruitment and retention to program design and delivery to fundraising.  How are the internal operations of nonprofits dealing with these challenges?  What are the lessons that can be taken from New York City and adapted by nonprofits in other cities with growing immigrant populations?

Afternoon Discussion Topic: Managing an Intergenerational Workforce

According to a recent article in Forbes magazine by 2025, 75% of the global workforce will be millennials.  Alongside Boomers and Gen Xers who want to remain in the workforce, how will your organization effectively manage this blended workforce ensuring individual and organizational success?  How do you effectively recruit, retain and manage millennials in the work place given their sector-neutral approach while leveraging the skills and experience of established leaders?

  • The potential impact that your role within your organization can have in advancing strong, culturally diverse, intergenerational communities.
  • Common challenges C-Suite leaders face.
  • Innovative solutions and actionable strategies you can take back and use at your organizations. 
  • Building relationships with other C-Suite leaders in the New York region.

Featured Guests

  • Monisha Kapila, Founder and CEO, ProInspire
  • Rasmia Kirmani-Frye, Director, Office of Public/Private Partnerships, NYC Housing Authority
  • Elizabeth Lusskin, President, Long Island City Partnership
  • Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M., Global Diversity and Inclusion Education Consultant and Executive Coach
  • Trish Tchume, National Director, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network
  • Peter Vincent, Vice President, Human Resources, National Audubon Society
  • Mary Jo Mullan, Consultant (Facilitator)

Designed for

Senior non-profit and foundation executives who report directly to the CEO. The following C-Suiters are encouraged to attend this C-Suite Session: Chief Operating Officer; Chief Financial Officer; Chief Administrative Officer; Chief, Human Resources/Talent Management; Chief, Programs; Deputy Director; Associate Director; or Director of Operations.


Register online through Monday, June 8th. For last minute registration inquiries, please contact Kendall Joyner at Independent Sector.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

You may register for the full day, just the morning session on cultural competency (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM), or just the afternoon session on managing an intergenerational workforce (1:00 PM to 3:00 PM).

All attendees are invited to join for lunch from 12:00 - 1:00 PM and a networking reception from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.

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