2020 Leadership Conference: Lead Courageously

Jessica Dvoracsek

  • 2020 Leadership Conference
    October 13, 2020
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

2020 NLC Leadership Conference

October 13, 2020
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Virtual networking will continue until 1 p.m.

Join us virtually for the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s 10th Anniversary Leadership Conference featuring Neil Pasricha, New York Times best-selling author and leading authority on intentional living.


8:30 a.m.: Welcome and opening session

                          State of the Sector | Emily H. Benham, CFRE, FAHP | CEO, Nonprofit Leadership Center

                          Fireside Chat: What does it mean to lead courageously?

  • Chris Johnson, Senior Social Responsibility Specialist, The Mosaic Company
  • Jessica Muroff, CEO, United Way Suncoast
  • Luis R. Visot, Ed.D., Former Deputy Commanding General U.S. Army Reserve

9:15 a.m.: Breakout Session 1
Choose one of the following sessions to attend live. Participants will receive exclusive access to all sessions following the event.

  • Courageous Conversations: Understanding & Confronting Unconscious Bias with Margarita Sarmiento >> READ MORE
  • Boost Your Mental Fitness: The X-Factor in Courageous Leadership with Ellen Nastir >> READ MORE
  • Creating a Change-Ready Organization with Mark McCatty >> READ MORE

10 a.m.: Mindfulness exercise with DrStem: Sithembile Mahlatini, Ed.D., LCSW, or visit the virtual networking and exhibit lounges

10:15 a.m.: Breakout Session 2
Choose one of the following sessions to attend live. Participants will receive exclusive access to all sessions following the event.

  • Creating a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan that Engages Employees and Accelerates Positive Change with Sandra Quince >> READ MORE
  • Challenging the Status Quo: Embracing Your Humanity with Liz Wooten-Reschke >> READ MORE
  • Move from Aspirations to Actions with Dr. John Loblack >> READ MORE

11 a.m.: Musical performance by Singer/Songwriter Dr. Alex Harris, an Orchard/Cross the Line Music/SONY Music Entertainment recording artist with four #1 singles and co-founder of the Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT); virtual networking and exhibit lounges also open.

11:20 a.m.: Keynote address from Neil Pasricha

12:25 p.m.: Conference wrap-up and special surprise

12:30 p.m.: Conference ends but virtual networking and exhibit lounges will remain open for continued conversation and engagement until 1 p.m.


Conference host Bill Fries, CEO of Hiregy, will be your master of ceremonies guiding you through this must-attend virtual experience.


There has never been a more important or necessary time for courageous leadership. Join us for an incredible online summit, unlike any virtual event you’ve participated in yet. You’ll join hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders from across the country to explore how to lead courageously.

$175 for individual tickets
$1,500 for nonprofit teams of 10
$2,250 for for-profit teams of 10

Registration includes a FREE copy of Neil Pasricha’s newest book,

You Are Awesome” for the first 700 participants

to redeem the offer. 

Neil PasrichaNeil Pasricha is a New York Times bestselling author of six books, including “The Book of Awesome” (gratitude), “The Happiness Equation” (happiness) and “You Are Awesome” (resilience). He is a positive psychology researcher who focuses on the relationship between happiness and leadership in business and is touted as one of the world’s leading authorities on intentional living. Neil shares his wisdom with hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, from Fortune 100 companies and Ivy League schools to royal families. His first TED Talk — “The 3 A’s of Awesome” — ranked as one of the 10 most inspiring of all time.

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If you’d like to reach and connect with hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders, we offer many strategic partnership opportunities. Please contact Jess Dvoracsek (813-287-8779) for more information.


CFRE Continuing Education Points
Full participation in this program is applicable for 3.0 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

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Zoom details will be provided to registrants about one week prior to the training date.