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Executive Director Cohort

When: Monday, January 28th-Monday, March 4th
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Regas Building
318 N. Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee  37917
United States
Presenter: Jerry Askew, Ph.D.
Contact: Eddie Crim

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All sessions will take place at The Regas Building from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, January 28th

Monday, February 4th

Monday, February 11th

Monday, February 18th

Monday, February 25th

Monday, March 4th



Member: $500.00

Non-Member: $1,500.00


Whether one is a new or seasoned chief executive, there is always much to learn.  Certainly, there are myriad publications, workshops and other resources to assist, but most successful leaders will admit that much of what they know is the result of interaction with mentors and peers over the course of their careers.  ABN’s Executive Director Cohorts meet for six weekly sessions, and are designed to assist participants in developing the individual behaviors, perspectives and practices that will help ensure their effectiveness as chief executives. 


Led by Dr. Jerry Askew, the Executive Director Cohort will participate in a series of workshops, lectures, and discussions around the nonprofit executive director role. Participants will join fellow executive directors from across the region learning new skills, gaining fresh insights, and developing the friendship and support of other passionate leaders.


Learning Objectives Include:

  • Learn and be able to apply leadership-related psychological theories
  • Describe the difference between leading and managing
  • Analyze the actions and behaviors that motivate team members
  • Develop strategies for leading during financially challenging times
  • Determine methods for building environments of trust
  • Develop an executive presence both within and outside the organization
  • Develop effective staff/board relationships
  • Create strategies for time management and self-care

SHRM Credits:

Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in Creating an Organizational Change Strategy is valid for 3 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit




Dr. Jerry Askew brings nearly 40 years of nonprofit experience to ABN, having held executive positions in higher education, philanthropy and healthcare. Since arriving in Knoxville in 1985, Jerry has served as Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee, President of the East Tennessee Foundation and Senior Vice President of the St. Mary’s/Mercy Health Systems. In addition, Jerry has served on the boards of over 40 nonprofit organizations at the local, state and national levels. He received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS from the University of Memphis and PhD from The Ohio State University. Jerry is also an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.


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Cancellation Courtesy:
If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Eddie Crim at five business days prior to the class. Please view our full cancellation policy here.

Special Accommodations:
If you require special accommodation in order to attend an ABN training, please contact Eddie Crim at 865-313-2077 or no less than 5 days prior to the training you wish to attend.


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