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You’re a New Executive Director – Now What?

March 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST



As a new Executive Director, it can be challenging and overwhelming to build effective relationships with the Board of Directors, staff, funders, and the community. This workshop takes an interactive approach to manage multiple demands and provides tools for addressing fiscal management, leadership development, and self-care.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Leave with a renewed confidence and commitment to the mission of their organization.
  • Obtain skills that allow for leading with purpose while maintaining a life-work balance.
  • Learn how to build a professional network of individuals and resources.
  • Gain tips on how to be an effective new leader.
  • Use case studies to effectively prioritize and implement strategic plans to be successful in your new role.

This workshop is best suited for:

  • Executive Directors (or those on track to be) of less than 3 years.
  • Senior managers who are being considered for an Executive Director position
  • Senior Managers interested in exploring becoming an Executive Director in the near future.
Learn more about our certificate programs! 


Rodney M. Fuller, LMSW, MBA, PhDC

(and a Board Certified Professional and Executive Coach through the College of Executive Coaching)

Rodney Fuller is an Affiliate Consultant with the Support Center, YRM Consulting and CadencePace Partners. He was formerly the CEO/President at several other organizations, including Fresh Youth Initiatives in Washington Heights, NY, the Boys and Girls Club of Newark, one of the largest Boys and Girls Clubs in the Country, and an anchor institution in the city of Newark and the city’s largest after school provider. Of the 4,500 Boys and Girls Clubhouses across the country, the Boys and Girls Club of Newark was the only one to offer free in-house pediatric dental, vision, Health Care and behavioral health services to its Club members, with their own in-house Physician, Dentist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker, addressing many of the root causes of the educational achievement gap and lack of school readiness: the destabilization of the family resulting from economic insecurity and inequality. As a reputed “Turn-around-artist,” Mr. Fuller has the distinction of having led, “Turned around” 10 non-profit organizations from the Executive Director/ CEO/President position. In addition, Rodney has been featured in local and national media. He was selected as an outstanding African American role model and featured in a series of ads that aired on NBC television. He has appeared on Good Morning America, Good Day New York, and New York 1. He has been featured in articles published by the NY Times and Daily news newspapers. Rodney is a Union Square Award Recipient, a Robert Bowne Foundation Research Fellow.

Rodney has been an adjunct professor, teaching macro practice, administration, community organization and social welfare policy Courses, at Marymount Manhattan College, Lehman College, Hunter College School of Social Work and Ramapo College New Jersey and the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Rodney has an MSW from Hunter College, Silberman School and is a licensed clinical social worker/Therapist, trained at Ackerman Institute for the Family. Rodney is a PhD-C at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

Rodney has received Advanced Executive Education Certificates from such competitive institutions and rigorous programs as Columbia Business School, Fordham University School for Nonprofit Management, American Express Executive Leadership Academy, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education. Rodney is a Board Certified Personal and Executive Coach through the College of Executive Coaching. Finally, ever pushing himself and others who wish to #pursueyourexellence, Mr. Fuller, is currently pursuing certification as an Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach (ACPEC), through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

If you have questions or are having trouble using a discount code for one of our workshops, please contact workshops@supportcenteronline.org.

We request that organizations limit their registrations to 5 participants per workshop. Please only register other people when you can provide the requested information for each participant; additional registrations under the same name will be removed. If you would like more than 5 employees from your organization to participate in this workshop, please email [email protected].

Registration is required. Please be advised that by registering for this event, unless we hear from you otherwise, we will include you as part of our regular electronic mailing list. Please also be advised that the event may be recorded or photographed by Support Center for Nonprofit Management (Support Center). By enrolling for this event, you hereby: (1) give consent for Support Center or any third parties to use your photograph or image in its print, online and video publications; (2) release Support Center, its employees and any outside third parties from all liabilities or claims that you might assert in connection with the above-described uses; and (3) waive any right to inspect, approve or receive compensation for any materials or communications, including photographs, videotapes, website images or written materials, incorporating photos/images of you. To revoke this waiver, please email Operations Associate, Gabriela Barria, at [email protected].


March 7, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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