TUESDAY, 3:30 to 4:30 P.M. | MILL RACE CENTER, MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM 1
Presenter: Marina Keers
Marina Keers was hired in 2012 as the Executive Director of Hendricks County Senior Services. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from Indiana University, where she studied nonprofit leadership and executive transitions.
Since 2012, Ms. Keers has lead and thrived in a culture of change while avoiding becoming the “accidental interim”. She often finds herself giving counsel and encouragement to new executive directors who are trying to accomplish their agency’s mission while battling the politics of boards and the resistance of employees.
Long-time executive directors are retiring. Often, they replaced by younger directors who may or may not have experience working in the nonprofit sector.
Many are first time directors who haven’t experienced the pressures and hazards of being ultimately responsible for an agency, its services, employees, culture, and its finances.
Without a plan, a new executive director can become the “accidental interim” executive director. Executive Director’s and their Boards can develop proactive plans to prevent the damage that can occur after a longterm executive director or founder retires/resigns.
Marina Keers will share real-life examples that will encourage participants and offer the tools they need to succeed. New executive directors, retirement-ready executive directors, and board members will benefit from this interactive workshop.