Building An A-list Board of Directors
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- DANA Members: $35
- Not-Yet-DANA Members: $70
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Sheila Bravo, DANA chief executive officer, provides insights for effective recruiting and orientation to encourage diverse, active and engaged directors.
This workshop discusses how to:
- identify candidates for board service
- make the first contact
- conduct new-director orientation
- create an inclusive, welcoming board culture
Sheila joined DANA as President and CEO in August 2015. She is the former Executive Director of the Rehoboth Art League in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Her professional experience spans nonprofit, for-profit, and academia. She began her career in advertising, then in brand leadership positions launching new products, expanding businesses internationally, and developing strategic growth plans for brands such as Vlasic Pickles, Godiva Chocolatier, Corelle Dinnerware, Corningware Ovenware and Pyrex bakeware. She transitioned to provide strategic planning, new product and leadership consulting services to mid-size companies and nonprofit organizations in a variety of industries. Her work led her to pursue a doctorate in leadership, specializing in non-profit governance. Bravo has a PhD in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, an MBA in International Business from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a BS in Business and Languages from Millersville University. Sheila lives in Lewes.