Workshop Descriptions & Registration


Learn new tools, introduce best practices, and find out what is working at neighboring United Ways!


Quality board training often gets lost in the shuffle of day-to-day operations.  We want educated and engaged board members - in fact, we know that the success of each local United Way depends on it.

New board members, current members, and staff are invited to join us for an immersive training that explores the mission, history, best practices, and inner workings of how United Ways improve lives and advance the common good.  Get an overview of organizational structure and history, take a deep dive into round table discussions, and learn about the roles and responsibilities of board members.

Comments from past attendees:

  • "A fantastic opportunity to introduce board members to the organization and to hear from someone other than the executive director what their roles and responsibilities are.  Would love to do again and have the rest of my board members attend.  Thank You!"
  • "Great job!  Impressive group of volunteers and staff with ideas, missions for their own United Ways, and genuine passion for their communities."
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
1. Welcome (9 – 9:15 a.m.) Alicia Hazelwood, Grant County 
2. United Way – 101 Overview (9:15 – 10:15 a.m.) Maureen Noe, Indiana United Ways
BREAK 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
3. Your Role & Board Governance (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.) Tonja Stokes, Indiana United Ways
4. Discovering Your UW Core Competencies (11:30 – 11:45 a.m.) Your UW Team 
LUNCH 11:45 –12:15 p.m.
5. Round Table Breakouts (12:15 – 3:30 p.m.) ALL
Community Investment w/ Darren Bickel & Kyle Metzger 
Finance & Investments w/ Bill Newell & Steve Johnson
Marketing & Special Events w/ Jessica Brodock & Pamela Beckford
Resource Development w/ David Nicole & Debi Pfaffenberger
6. Your Role & UW Network / Thank You (3:30 – 3:40 p.m.) Cindy Baker, Whitley County 
7. Local United Way Debrief & Next Steps (3:40 – 4 p.m.) Your UW Team!


If you need a password, please email Matt Puro at or John Ferguson at
January 26, 2018
@ Sweetwater
5501 US 30 Ft. Wayne, IN
9am-4pm, registration begins at 8:30am
$35 includes lunch and all materials


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