Date(s) - 08/13/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Boston Foundation
Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) exists to provide integrated and managed technology services to nonprofits and other mission-based organizations, and it’s also our privilege to offer you professional development opportunities through our Roundtable series. Our featured guest at our August 13th session will be Michael James, who is senior vice president at Old Colony YMCA. This session will be held at the Boston Foundation’s Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
We will focus on nonprofit organizations can use inclusive HR practices to identify, recruit, and retain excellent employees.
Here’s what Michael says:
“This Roundtable is about how nonprofit leaders can effectively move from inclusive aspiration to sustained action.
“Increasing competitive pressure makes attracting, retaining, and developing high potential talent significantly more challenging. This session will focus on building skills, leveraging tools, and marshalling resources to foster inclusive behaviors and outcomes for each nonprofit organization’s workforce. This will be facilitated through interactive group exercises, relevant case examples, and discussions.”
Please note that this session:
- Is for primarily for employees of medium-size and large nonprofits. However, all nonprofit professionals are welcome to apply to attend.
- Is for nonprofit professionals at all levels of leadership.
- Has no prerequisites in training or experience.
Here’s a little more about Michael:
Michael L. James, MBA has served as a committed diversity and inclusion leader in the nonprofit sector for nearly two decades. He is currently the senior vice president of human resources for the Old Colony YMCA. Old Colony is a 70 million dollar, 2,000 employee social service organization focused on providing over 140,000 youth and families with services including family stabilization, youth development, healthy living, and mental health counseling throughout Massachusetts. Michael was formerly the director of human resources for the YMCA of Greater Boston, where he was responsible for directing the development and implementation of association wide human resources policies and programs for 2,500 employees. Prior roles for Michael also include serving as the director of inclusion, mobility, and corporate diversity at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, chief diversity officer and director of community relations at the Boston Architectural College (BAC). Michael holds an MBA from Suffolk University and a BA in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.
Full scholarships are available to qualified employees of nonprofit organizations.
Please apply by using the link below by Friday, July 20. Applicants will be notified of acceptance on Tuesday, July 24.