Rightsizing in the Face of Uncertainty

Event Date: 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

Event Location: 

Kaufmann Auditorium - Hill House Association
1835 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Calling All Leaders of Human Services and Behavioral Health Organizations

                                      Continuous Evolution: Rightsizing in the Face of Uncertainty

                          LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 ORGANIZATIONAL TEAMS THAT REGISTER

Registration Fee for Both Days:
$100 PER 2-3 MEMBER TEAMS ($600 VALUE)
$80 FOR GPNP MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
(Call for GPNP Member Discount Code)

Registration Fee for One Day:
$50 PER 2-3 MEMBER TEAMS
$40 FOR GPNP MEMBERS
(Call for GPNP Member Discount Code)
                                     

Restricted to Human Service and Behavioral Health Providers

Day 1: Finance

8:00AM - 3:00PM

Fiscal Management Associates (FMA) will present a one-day session on financial analysis and strategy around rebalancing operations and financial resources. Topics covered will include:

  • "Prevention is the best cure":  How to strategically approach decisions on new funding and program opportunities to avoid future challenges

  • Program portfolio analysis: How to use a "mission-money" approach to identify programs and activities for potential reconsideration

  • Expense analysis: How to determine the true bottom-line impact of reductions in programs and services

  • Lessons from the field: What practitioners know (and wish they had known) based on their experiences

  • Scenario planning tool: Hands-on introduction to a brand new tool specifically focused on financial decision-making

 

Presenters:  Hilda Polanco, CPA, CCSA, CGMA, Founder and CEO, Financial Management Associates; John Summers, Director Consulting, Financial Management Associates; Ann Truxell, Executive Director, Vintage, Inc.

 

Day 2: Human Resources, Communications, & Board

8:00AM - 3:00PM

Human Resources

Staffing decisions are among the most important decisions that nonprofit organizations make. Come learn key practices that will improve your organization's ability to be responsive to change. In addition to having a long-term strategy, nonprofits with strong program staffing practices all share in a common ability to react quickly to required changes.  

Presenter: Deborah Holland, DLJ & Associates

Communications

Developing a comprehensive communication plan involves looking beyond that first announcement and plotting out a sequence of messaging for the transformation process; a living document that can and should be modified on an ongoing basis. Learn how to handle areas of resistance that surface and unforeseen situations that might impact the project. 

Presenter: 

Bob Butter, Principal, Veritas Communication Advisors, Strategic Communications Consultant

Board

In times of change, making sure the Board of Directors understands an organization's needs is critical. Knowing what and how much to share while maintaining a focus on strategy can be tricky. At what level should the board be involved and what should those conversations look like? Hear from Diana Bucco's years of experience working with complex organizational shifts and essential lessons learned regarding the role of the board.

Presenter: Diana Bucco, President, The Buhl Foundation