Lunch & Learn: Leadership Skills that Ignite, Inspire & Involve

Lunch & Learn: Leadership Skills that Ignite, Inspire & Involve
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Lunchtime seminar with great information to help you build your business! Topic: Leadership Skills that Inspire, Ignite, and Involve, presented by the Oak Park - River Forest Community Foundation.

Learn about:

The definition of leadership
The elements of a leader
Leadership in varying sectors
Businesses getting invested in the community and the nonprofit sector
Government staying educated on the community, its constituents, businesses and nonprofits
Nonprofit sector collaborating with businesses and government
Leadership is also about connecting with other leaders, learning and growing from the shared experiences
The value of community leadership programs
The value in collective giving groups
The value of groups like the Chamber of Commerce & programs like the OPPL’s Entrepreneur Academy

Presenter Bio:

Kristin Carlson Vogen is the President & CEO of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in August 2014, Kristin worked at Bank of America/U.S. Trust as a philanthropic specialist. In her current and prior roles, Kristin provides subject matter expertise on private foundations, donor advised funds, and endowment management for public charities. As leader of the Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation, she engages families and community members to develop strategic giving plans and connects local social impact organizations, to ensure the vitality of the local community remains robust and diverse.

Presently, Kristin is a Board Member of Cara Chicago, the Rotary Club of Oak Park and River Forest, the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations, and a Trustee of Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW 11/WFMT 98.7). She is a member of the Planned Giving Advisory Committee for WTTW/WFMT as well. Kristin has served as adjunct professor at Concordia University Chicago, teaching in its Not For Profit Program. Kristin was named 2015 River Forest Villager of the Year by the Wednesday Journal for her work with the Community Foundation. In 2015 Kristin was the inaugural recipient of the ALDE (Association of Lutheran Development Executives) Chicago Chapter Outstanding Leader Award. In 2016, Kristin and the Community Foundation received the Scott Gaalaas YMCA Partnership Award from the West Cook YMCA. In 2017, the Community Foundation was honored to receive the PBN Appreciation Award from Pro Bono Network, and Grantmaker of the Year Award from West Suburban Philanthropic Network.

Kristin earned her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, and B.B.A. in Human Resource Management from Abilene Christian University. Kristin lives in River Forest with her husband, Shawn, and three children.

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