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Thursday, May 14 • 10:15am - 12:20pm
C1-1: Tough Talk…Tougher Talk…Toughest Talk: About boards and that thing called governance | generously sponsored by

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Prepare yourself. Brace yourself. WCFC is unleashing Simone Joyaux and she’s down for some TOUGH TALK. This crucial clinic is not for the faint-of-heart philanthropy fraidy-cats. There will be ranting. There will be raving. There will be uncomfortable looks and conversations. And there will be a plethora of wild rings.

Simone says it best:

What’s this workshop about? Fixing the mess where there’s mess!
Are you ready?
Because I usually start with shock and awe. Then a deep breath and I move into principles and practice and body of knowledge.
But shock and awe is always just a breath away. Why? Because of mediocrity and dysfunction and even scandal rampant in the serious business of boards and governance.
Sector credibility is still lower than it used to be. That means less credibility with people in your community, surely with your prospects, and maybe with your donors, too. And unfortunately, our boards and governance aren’t improving.
Who knows what’s next? But you and your board should be worried, really worried.

Who should attend this workshop? Several people.
 Executive directors must be highly knowledgeable about governance – and must enable it well. Fundraisers must understand governance.
And it sure would be great if some board members actually learned about governance. However, remember this! Just because you’ve served on boards doesn’t mean you actually know what you’re doing. Remember all that mediocrity, dysfunction, and scandal mentioned above?!

Attend this workshop. But only if …
You’ve got the guts to challenge yourself and your board. Come along if you’re willing to question the status quo.

Be prepared for really tough talk. Lots of ranting and raving. All accompanied by my biggest and weirdest rings, for extra emphasis!

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Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip

Board development. Fund development, Joyaux Associates
Tom made me a t-shirt with:SIMONEon the front. It took me a few seconds to figure out what that meant.Then Pal Ashley began calling me D.J. Sim One.And now I’m attracted to rocks for gardens. So now Tom calls me Sim One Rock Hunter.I’m an expert in governance, strategic planning... Read More →

Thursday May 14, 2020 10:15am - 12:20pm
Ballroom Salon A
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