Eager for the next level in your professional journey but needing something extra to get there? Wondering if you’re ready for a leadership gig? Ready for leadership but facing limited opportunities in your organization? This is your session! Volunteer board and committee membership is an excellent opportunity to build career-defining leadership skills, support your community and develop lifelong connections. Meaningful volunteer opportunities provide safe spaces to test your strengths, incubate ideas, develop in weak areas, and hone leadership qualities that translate into on-the-job successes. In this session, three seasoned leaders share how their transformative volunteer experiences led to self-discovery, skill building, opportunity, and the confidence to lead within their organizations. They’ll talk candidly about what every emerging leader should consider including: why they chose volunteering, how they got started, finding the right opportunity and what they discovered about themselves that made them stronger leaders. Learn from their stories and fill your tool kit with how-to’s, possibilities and strategies.
Recognize the magic of transformation – how boards/committees can ignite the leader in you.
Identify strategies for transferring authentic volunteer experiences into on-the-job leadership.
Estimate how to overcome the fear of stepping out and stepping up.
Indicate how to bring it all together in the real world: balancing work, life, and boards/committees