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AFP WI, Greater Madison Chapter: Chapter Meeting & Lunch - Building a Leaderful Organization

February 18, 2014

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Building a Leaderful Organization: What is your piece of the puzzle?

Over the last 10 years leadership development in the nonprofit sector has been gaining increased attention. In 2006, a national research study of nonprofit executive leadership found that 75% of leaders planned to leave in 5 years. In 2011, the study was conducted again and although the pace of transition was dampened by the recession, executive turnover remains high. The need for approximately 640,000 nonprofit leaders by 2016 sparked an examination of what we as a sector are doing to building the leadership pipeline. How leaderful is your organization? Leadership development starts with you. Are you investing in yourself to be the best you can be? Leadership is a team sport, you can’t do it alone. Are you building your team’s leadership? What can you do to build leadership throughout your organization?

Session learning objectives:

  1. Explore leadership development frameworks.
  2. Examine practices and skills of effective leadership.
  3. Identify your piece of building a leaderful organization.

Audiences: nonprofit professionals, board members, funders and capacity builders who are committed to strengthening the nonprofit sector.


Mary Stelletello, Vista Global Coaching & Consulting

Mary Stellatello

Mary Stelletello, MA, MBA brings more than 20 years experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to her coaching and consulting work in the areas of leadership development, governance, strategy development, training, facilitation and organizational capacity building.

Mary is a certified professional coach with the Coaches Training Institute and credentialed by the International Coaching Federation. She uses these skills with nonprofit executives, board leaders and management staff to strengthen their abilities and skills to guide organizations to excellence.

Mary is known for her depth of experience “walking in the shoes” of CEOs and board leaders and working in networks. She brings a dedication to social impact, a can-do attitude and commitment to partnering with clients to deliver high quality, on-time, extraordinary results. Mary facilitates with an inclusive and engaging style. All with an element of fun!

Mary designs and facilitates learning communities for executive directors and emerging leaders and capacity building workshops in the areas of strategic planning, governance and program impact. Mary customizes trainings that are culturally responsive and interactive. In September 2013, in partnership with Steve Zimmerman, Principal of Spectrum Nonprofit Services, Mary launched Leadership Advanced Milwaukee – a 9-month nonprofit leadership program with executive directors and senior managers.

Prior to consulting, Mary held executive director positions with several youth-serving nonprofits, ranging in budget size from $150,000 to $13 million. In Mary’s last position as an executive director, Mary served as Executive Director of AYUSA Global Youth Exchange, an international nonprofit providing high school exchange opportunities for youth from 60 countries. 

In the philanthropic sector, Mary served as Director of Grant Management and subsequently as Director of Education and Leadership Programs for the International Youth Foundation. In this position, she traveled to more than 25 different countries on six continents.

In July 2013, Mary was named Board Member of the Month by BoardSource for her service to Amigos de las Americas.

Mary holds a MA in Latin American Studies and an MBA in International Management from the University of New Mexico. She received a BA in Political Economics with a minor in Spanish from the University of California, Berkeley. She is fluent in Spanish and speaks some Portuguese. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, playing volleyball and biking with her partner Andy and exploring the hiking trails with her dog, Mia.

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Twitter: @VistaGlobalMary

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Nakoma Country Club

Registration & Networking: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch & Presentation: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Sponsored by:

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