Session 5A - The Leadership Challenge: Empowering and Inspiring Excellence

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
11:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. 

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Description: Designed to help managers achieve their greatest potential by honing effective leadership and team management skills, this program will examine  proven management practices, positive leadership models, and practical real-world advice for building and leading teams to excellence.  Sample strategic planning, creative thinking, team building and goal-setting exercises will be demonstrated.  Participants will be encouraged to interact and share best practices of their own. 

Expertise Level: Suitable for all levels
Shop Size: Suitable for any size shop
Subject Focus: Professional Development

Speaker Bio: Elizabeth Crabtree
Elizabeth Crabtree is the assistant vice president for strategy and resource development at Brown University where she serves as a member of the Advancement Division’s senior leadership team and an advisor to the Sr. Vice President for University Advancement.  Elizabeth is responsible for strategic planning, resource development and operations management at Brown and has particular expertise in campaign planning and management, analysis and reporting, communications and all aspects of prospect development. Previously Elizabeth held senior development and nonprofit management positions with Northern Illinois University, Benedictine University, College of DuPage and the Digital Schoolhouse Foundation at Platinum Technologies/Computer Associates.  She is a former president of APRA and a member AFP, CASE, and NEDRA.  In 2012, Elizabeth was the recipient of APRA’s prestigious Visionary Award and received NEDRA’s Ann Castle Award in 2007 in recognition of her outstanding achievements and contributions to the fundraising research profession. Under Elizabeth’s leadership, the Prospect Development team at Brown was honored to be named a 2010 CASE Circle of Excellence award winner.  Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector, Elizabeth spent eight years working as a sales and marketing director and senior analyst in the consumer products and manufacturing industries and six years in arts management as a talent/music agent.  Elizabeth is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and is an alumna of the Philanthropic Studies program at Indiana University.