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Executive Team Cohort

 Export to Your Calendar 9/9/2019
When: Monday, September 9th - Monday, October 14th
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

Online registration is available until: 9/9/2019
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All sessions will take place at The Regas Building from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, September 9th

Monday, September 16th

Monday, September 23rd

Monday, September 30th

Monday, October 7th

Monday, October 14th



Member: $500.00

Non-Member: $1,500.00


The Executive Team Cohort, led by Dr. Jerry Askew, will participate in a series of workshops, lectures, and discussions centering on the roles executive team members play in nonprofit organizations. Participants will join fellow executives from across the region, learning new skills, gaining fresh insights and developing the friendship and support of other passionate leaders.

Those who report directly to the executive director play a special role in any nonprofit organization. Neither “the boss” nor frontline staff, those in the “C suite” play a unique and critically important role. ABN’s Executive Team 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 members of a leadership team, while also preparing them to move into the chief executive role should that be a career goal.

Participants will join fellow executives from across the region, learning new skills, gaining fresh insights, and developing the friendship and support of other passionate leaders.


Learning Objectives:

  • 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
  • Create strategies for time management and self-care
  • Develop effective staff/board relationships

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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.


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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