October 13, 2020: 2020 Leadership Conference

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Session Replays

We hope you enjoyed the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s 2020 Leadership Conference. We’re so grateful you chose to join us and hope you feel  even more inspired and ready to lead courageously. As a participant, you have exclusive access to the replays from every conference session until November 15, 2020. Start watching now.

Keynote: Three Ways to Lead Courageously
Neil Pasricha, Bestselling Author

Post-Conference Q&A with Neil Pasricha
Neil Pasricha, Bestselling Author

State of the Sector
Emily H. Benham, CFRE, FAHP, Nonprofit Leadership Center

Fireside Chat: What does it mean to lead courageously?

Chris Johnson, The Mosaic Company
Jessica Muroff, United Way Suncoast
Luis R. Visot, Ed.D.

Courageous Conversations: Understanding & Confronting Unconscious Bias
Margarita Sarmiento, ITK Consultants

Boost Your Mental Fitness: The X-Factor in Courageous Leadership
Ellen Nastir, Innovative Team Solutions

Creating a Change-Ready Organization
Mark McCatty, Mark McCatty, Inc.

Mindfulness Exercise
DrStem: Sithembile Mahlatini, Ed.D., LCSW

Creating a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Plan that Engages Employees and Accelerates Positive Change
Sandra Quince, Bank of America

Challenging the Status Quo: Embracing Your Humanity
Liz Wooten-Reschke, Connect for More

Move from Aspirations to Actions
Dr. John Loblack

Musical Performance: “Humanity”
Singer/Songwriter Dr. Alex Harris, Ed.D.


Bill Fries, Hiregy

State of the Sector

Emily H. Benham, NLC

Keynote Speaker

Neil Pasricha,
Bestselling Author

Mindfulness Exercise

DrStem, Ed.D., LCSW

Musical Performance

Dr. Alex Harris, Ed.D.

Fireside Chat

Chris Johnson,
The Mosaic Company

Fireside Chat

Jessica Muroff,
United Way Suncoast

Fireside Chat

Luis R. Visot, Ed.D.

Get ready for an inspiring day of content and conversations! This schedule is your road map for the day. Click on any of the sessions to go directly to the main stage or virtual rooms.

Conference Schedule

Breakout Rooms

Sponsored by:

Choose two breakout sessions to attend: One from the top row at 9:15 a.m. EST and one from the bottom row at 10:20 a.m. EST. Depending on the session, you will be at the main stage or in a Zoom room.

Margarita Sarmiento

Founder & President, ITK Consultants

Ellen Nastir

Founder, Innovative Team Solutions

Mark McCatty

Dev. Advisor, Mark McCatty, Inc.
Session Handout

Sandra Quince

Sr. VP, Global Diversity & Inclusion,
Bank of America

Liz Wooten-Reschke

President & CEO, Connect For More

Dr. John Loblack

Public Speaker, The JLEaD Group

Connect and chat with business leaders who care about nonprofits. Each partner has an interactive mini-session planned. Join one or hop between various lounges, open at 10 a.m. EST, 11:05 a.m. EST and 12:40 p.m. EST.

Exhibit Lounges

Association of Fundraising Professionals: We are ALL Leaders

Connect with the Experts at the Connect For More Virtual Exhibitor Table

Much More Than a Health Insurance

Accelerating Race Equity in Nonprofit Leadership

Abuse and Umbrella Insurance:
Do I Really Need It?

Training Service Dogs Virtually?

Retirement Done Right

Make More Cents of Your Bookkeeping

Springfield College - Your Time Is Now!

Cultivating a Nonprofit Heart, a Business Mind and a Leader's Spirit

Networking Lounge

Sponsored by:

Although this conference is happening through your computer screen, human connection is one of the most important parts of this day. Mix and mingle with nonprofit and business leaders and leave with at least five new connections that you can continue after the event.

Our Sponsors

Leading courageously has never been more important. Meet the selfless sponsors who had the courage to reimagine a virtual conference experience with us and make it possible for you. A special thanks to presenting sponsor Bank of America.

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Breakout Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Networking Sponsor

Year of Training Sponsor

Media Partner

For-Profit Team Sponsors

Greenway Health

The Mosaic Company

PDR CPAs + Advisors


Publix Supermarket Charities

Right Management

Rivero, Gordimer & Company, P.A.


Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

Truist Bank


Nonprofit Team Sponsors

211 Tampa Bay Cares

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay

Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg

Central Park Village Youth Services

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Cross Catholic Outreach

Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

Feeding Tampa Bay

The Florida Aquarium

Frameworks of Tampa Bay

Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services

Habitat for Humanity Pinellas & West Pasco Counties

Helios Education Foundation

Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County

Publix Employee Federal Credit Union

Pinellas Education Foundation

Senior Connection Center

Tampa Metropolitan YMCA

YMCA of the Suncoast

Contributing Partner

Shaker Recruitment Marketing

Velocity Resource Group

Honorary Partner

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

The Nonprofit Leadership Center is proud to have a courageous board of directors who lead by example every day. Scroll over their photos to see what leading courageously means to them.

Board Spotlight

Michelle Bauer 2
Cheryl Brown
Mariana Bugallo-Muros
Jeff Crowder
Bill Fries 2
Michelle Hamiilton
Christopher Johnson
Mary Lallucci
Julia Lucas
Robin Moch
Jessica Muroff
Nancy Ridenour
Luis R. Visot
Byron 2