Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. in #202 J.C. Penney Conference Center (on the UMSL north campus)

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”   Margaret Mead

Groups, committees, teams and collaborations are essential parts of the work in a nonprofit organization.  What is the essence of “group process” and what is the role of the professional in creating successful ongoing decision making experiences?  How does a staff person know when to lead and when to step back to ensure that staff members and volunteer leaders are engaged, empowered and motivated? This seminar highlights the stages and elements of collective impact, including building trust, managing participants needs and expectations, responding to conflict and staying focused on the organization’s impact.

Instructor Marci Mayer Eisen has worked in the St. Louis nonprofit community for 30+ years with an emphasis on community building.  She is the Director of the Millstone Institute, a leadership initiative of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. She previously coordinated interfaith social justice programs at the Jewish Community Relations Council and ran parenting programs and family events at the Jewish Community Center. Marci has a BS in Health & Human Development from Penn State, a MSW in Group Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York and received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from University of Missouri, St. Louis in 2009.  She is a graduate of both CORO Women in Leadership and Leadership St. Louis.  Marci attended the College of Executive Coaching and became an ICF (International Coaching Federation) certified coach in April, 2017.

Registration fee: $25

Click here to register for Creating Successful Group Dynamics: How to Build Better Teams, Committees, and Collaborations.

For additional information about this class, and all the continuing education classes offered by the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program, please check out our web site at:http://www.umsl.edu/npml/Noncredit%20Courses/index.html