The role of a family foundation CEO is unique, often bridging generations of family members, community leaders, staff, advisors, and partners. Expectations can be challenging to meet and boundaries are sometimes vague and ever-changing. Success in this role requires a cadre of specialized leadership skills, particularly in these divisive and dynamic times.
This 3-day virtual retreat, designed for both new and more experienced CEOs, will provide an opportunity to build community and reflect on practices essential to the successful leadership of a family philanthropy. Participants will brainstorm practical and actionable solutions to a broad range of common challenges inherent within a foundation executive role such as:
- Managing power dynamics between board, staff, and grantees
- Navigating family dynamics while maximizing the foundation’s grantmaking impact
- Working effectively with your board chair and board committees
- Addressing racial equity and diversity concerns among board and staff
- Setting up a meaningful assessment process for yourself, your staff, and your board
- Developing the network and resources needed to set and achieve critical strategic plans
- Identifying, mentoring, and supporting next generation leaders
- Finding time for personal growth and renewal
- … and other topics identified by the group!