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Understanding What Makes YOU a Great Leader

Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:30 am - 12:30 pm  PT
In-person | San Francisco, CA

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Whether you are an Executive Director, or on the front lines of a nonprofit delivering programs and services, you are leading efforts to improve your community. Leadership is action, not position, and we lead in very different ways, based on our talents and our limitations. There is no definitive list of characteristics that define a great leader. What great leaders do have in common is that each knows his or her strengths -- and can call on the right strength at the right time. In this session you will identify and learn to appreciate your unique set of talents, and how to capitalize on them to create more rapid individual and organizational growth. Pre-registration required in order to receive and complete the Gallup Strength Finder assessment in advance of the workshop.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify your leadership strengths
  • Learn how to deploy your strengths to best serve your organization’s mission and goals
  • Apply your understanding of strengths to team dynamics and communication
  • Set professional development goals

Eligble for 3 CFRE points

Facilitated by Sylvia Hacaj

Sylvia Hacaj

As a coach and consultant, Sylvia Hacaj partners with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process to maximize their potential and navigate transitions and challenges.

Using an approach that supports growth by capitalizing on core strengths, she identifies gaps, recommends practices to overcome obstacles, and most importantly, empowers action. Her clients include mission-driven organizations and individuals seeking to advance their enterprise, career or life goals.

In her career as an agent of social change, Sylvia has produced several annual Global Philanthropy Forums, improved the advocacy efforts of environmental, health and education groups including Save the Children, World Wildlife Fund and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and worked to create and establish the AmeriCorps national service program.

In addition to individuals, recent clients include Build Change, Fluxx Labs, Catapult Design/Grand Canyon Trust/NM Community Capital, Skoll Foundation’s World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship and Big Bang Philanthropy.

She presently serves on the board of the Kensington Education Foundation.

In addition to a BA from The American University, Sylvia has a certificate in applied positive psychology and coaching skills from San Francisco State University, and a certificate from the Lily School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.


312 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

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