Booklovers Unite! Books to Inspire and Develop Your Potential
November 4, 2021, 3pm PT (In-Person and Streaming Online)
Grant Professionals Association
Presenters: Kristin Raack, CFRE, GPC; Amy Ball Braswell; Crystal M. Kurzen, PhD; & Betty Barnard, MNPO, GPC
As grant professionals, we strive to meet the deepest and most urgent needs in our communities--which requires courage, persistence, leadership, and collaboration. Yet, many of us feel ill-equipped to lead or foster significant collaborations without sufficient support.
This session will help attendees leverage the best practices captured in professional development and leadership books--both those focused on the nonprofit sector as well as more general tomes--and apply them to our work as grant professionals. We’ll explore growth opportunities at the personal, interpersonal, and organizational levels. Attendees will be equipped with a professional growth and development toolkit, which will include detailed book summaries and a resource list of additional reading suggestions.
Attendees will benefit from content specifically aligned with GPC competencies:
Leading within an organization structure using best practices such as strategic and mission-focused planning;
Building a team of internal and external partners to leverage resources and design data-driven solutions;
Ongoing personal growth as a key component of leadership, including recommendations for professional development; and
Developing strong relational and communication skills for effective leadership and collaboration .