Speaker Dr. Lois Zachary
Dr. Lois Zachary has been cited as “one of the top 100 minds in leadership” today. She is president of Leadership Development Services, LLC, a Phoenix-based consulting firm providing leadership development coaching, education, and training for corporate and nonprofit organizations. She is also director of its Center for Mentoring Excellence. ...
Dr. Lois Zachary has been cited as “one of the top 100 minds in leadership” today.
She is president of Leadership Development Services, LLC, a Phoenix-based consulting firm providing leadership development coaching, education, and training for corporate and nonprofit organizations. She is also director of its Center for Mentoring Excellence.
Since her The Mentor’s Guide was first published in 2000, it has become the primary resource for organizations interested in promoting mentoring for leadership and learning and for mentors seeking to deepen their mentoring practices. With her best-selling books Creating a Mentoring Culture (2005) and The Mentee’s Guide (2009), and over 100 published articles, Zachary has created a comprehensive set of resources for promoting organizational mentoring sustainability. The second edition of The Mentor’s Guide was published in October 2011.
Dr. Zachary’s innovative mentoring approaches and expertise in coaching leaders and their organizations in designing, implementing, and evaluating learner-centered mentoring programs have been used globally by a wide array of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, government organizations, educational, and other institutions − profit and nonprofit.
Dr. Zachary received her doctorate in adult and continuing education from Columbia University. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University and a Master of Science degree in education from Southern Illinois University.
She is a founding member and past chair of the Phoenix Athena PowerLink™ Governing Board (sponsored by the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce) that helps women-owned businesses expand profitably through the use of mentoring advisory panels. She is a member of Charter 100, an organization that recognizes women of achievement who make significant contributions to the community. She is a member of American Society of Journalists and Author
Please Note that this event has been postponed. Look for details regarding reschedule later this year.
With all of the uncertainties our nonprofit community faces, mentoring is more important than ever in securing our future. It facilitates staff and volunteer growth and development, fast tracks and retains leaders, and improves moral. What is more, mentoring prepares our leaders (present, emerging and future) by raising their level of competence and confidence. At its best, it creates a continuum of shared understanding, strengthens our talent bench and builds relationship and collaboration skills. Ultimately, mentoring makes us all better, because the core skills of a good mentoring relationship transcend it and redound to the benefit of the entire organization.
To this end, the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) and the Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College join together to present an experiential day-long Nonprofit Texas Leadership Institute on MENTORING FOR NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT & SUCCESSION facilitated by Dr. Lois Zachary, an internationally recognized on mentoring and the author of three of the leading books on this topic: The Mentor’s Guide, Creating A Mentoring Culture, and The Mentee’s Guide.
Participants in this Nonprofit Texas Leadership Institute will learn:
1. The key concepts and the four predictable phases of the mentoring cycle;
2. How your personal learning style impacts mentoring;
3. How to set SMART mentoring goals for leadership development;
4. Ways to ensure mutual accountability in the relationship;
5. How to recognize and address common stumbling blocks; and
6. How to keep the relationship on track through feedback.
Key components to be addressed are:
1. Best practices;
2. Learning style assessment;
3. Feedback guidelines;
4. Case studies;
5. Mentoring skill practice sessions; and
6. Reflective activities.
All registrants will receive one copy of Dr. Zachary’s book, The Mentor’s Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships (Second Edition) and complete a learning style assessment as part of the Institute. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.