Upstate Board Leadership Summit
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When: April 20th, 2017
8:00 AM to 10:30am
Where: Melvin & Dollie Younts Conference Center at Furman University
3300 Poinsett Hwy.
(Across Parking lot from Timmons Arena)
Greenville, South Carolina  29613
United States
Contact: Debbie Nelson

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Join us and Keynote Speaker Charles Weathers as he discusses "The Board of Today ... and Tomorrow" and Mike Riordan as he discusses "Leading Forward".


Who Should Attend?

Board Leadership Summits are for Together SC members ONLY and are designed exclusively for nonprofit board members and their CEOs to attend together. The Summit will kick off with a general session to address current board trends, evergreen governance topics and key insights. Following this presentation, participants will attend breakout sessions focused on Strong Board Chair – CEO Relations. Participants will also attend Lead and Learn sessions led by nonprofit leaders and business partner experts. The purpose of these small group sessions is to facilitate peer learning around specific board topics.


  • $50 Per Attendee for Together SC Member Organizations - Early Bird Rate (Last day for Early Bird rate is 4/7/17)
  • $75 Per Attendee for Together SC Member Organizations – Starting Two Weeks Before Event (Rate begins 4/8/17)
  • Bring 3 Attendees from the Same Member Organization and get a 4th Attendee FREE (use the code "buy3get1" at checkout)

Summit Agenda

7:30a.m.: Registration and Networking - Light Buffet Breakfast

8a.m.Welcome & Introductions

8:15 – 9a.m.The Board of Today – Charles Weathers, The Weathers Group                                       

9:35 – 10a.m.Lead & Learn Sessions

  • Encouraging Courageous Board Conversations - Charles Weathers, The Weathers Group
  • Strengthening Board Chair-CEO Relationships - Brian Jaudon, Alchemy for Leaders
  • Diversifying Your Board - Benny Walker, The Riley Institute
  • Reinforcing Board Governance Best Practices - Madeleine McGee, Together SC

10:05 - 10:30a.m.Leading Forward Inspiration

  • Mike Riordan, CEO, Strategic Coordinating Organization for Greenville Health System, and Board Chair, Furman University

For more information, please contact Debbie Nelson at, or via phone at 864-420-0195.