Non-Profit Executive Roundtables
Do you want to grow as a leader so that you can grow your organization's impact?
If you answered yes to these questions, then a Non-Profit Executive Roundtable might just be the right opportunity for you! If you already know it is, then take the first step and apply here.
Imagine the value of delving into your toughest issues about
This is a RARE opportunity... In the for-profit sector, CEO Roundtables have been accepted for decades as one of the best ways to grow organizational leaders' effectiveness. Such opportunities (especially affordable) are few and far between for non-profit CEO's/ED's, and even rarer for other members of the C-Suite.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I want to take advantage of this opportunity! What do I do?
Take the first step and apply here. Membership is by invitation only, requiring an application and interview.
What is the Roundtable?
The Roundtable is a peer group of select, non-competing community leaders who help each other:
- Deal with the isolation and loneliness of being at the top
- Make better organizational decisions
- Be accountable for taking actions you'd rather delay
- Grow as a leader and an individual, and
- Manage change internal and external to the organization.
I already belong to a networking group, why should I join?
While you receive the benefit of networking in a Roundtable, it is NOT a networking group. The Roundtable is a facilitated, intimate, and diverse group of peers carefully chosen to understand, advise, challenge and support you in taking action. It is a safe space for Executives to let down their guards and put all their cards on the table so they can gain great insight from the table's diverse members. I lead a structured process every month that gets to the crux of an issue so members walk away with the most pertinent strategies possible. The Roundtable is NOT a gripe session!
How does it work?
Every month, Roundtable members check in with each other on how they're doing professionally and personally. Then, the group focuses its attention on one member's issue. Using a structured process of inquiry and listening, peers draw upon their vast experience and knowledge to open up possibility, uncover assumptions and blind spots, acknowledge your strengths, and reframe issues so members get the most relevant advice. The presenting member walks away with new perspective, possibility, and strategies. Because issues are typically very relatable, everyone else walks away with something relevant to their own organizations.
What if I am not a CEO? Can I participate?
If you are an Association Executive (C-suite level) in Phoenix, yes. In Tucson, the Roundtables are currently only open to CEO's and E.D's, though Elan Consulting is partnering with The Next Chapter Consulting and Coaching to offer an Elevating Community Leaders program that incorporates the Roundtable model.
What is my investment and commitment?
Members commit to
- regularly attend a half a day each month, ten months a year,
- host the meeting at least once during the year (secure a location and provide snacks/refreshments)
- present an issue for the group to work
- hold confidential anything said in the Roundtable
- come with a desire and commitment to grow and learn
- pay annual dues, which will be discussed when we meet to discuss your application
How can I go deeper with you in developing myself as a CEO and leader?
As a Roundtable member, you will receive a 10% discount on any of the following options:
- 4 1-hour sessions of on-demand coaching to use as you need it during a year-period: $600
- 2 1-hour coaching sessions per month for 3 months, which will incorporate in the Enneagram personality assessment and leadership resources as applicable: $900/quarter
- A 1/2 day one-on-one strategy coaching session: $600
Where and when does the Roundtable meet?
I facilitate two Roundtables in Tucson, which revolve around member organization's locations. One Roundtable meets on every third Thursday of the month from 7:45-11:30am. The other Roundtable meets on every fourth Friday from 7:45-11:30am. The Association Executive Roundtable in Phoenix meets typically on the second or fourth Tuesday of the month from 8:30-12:30.
I'm not sure I can schedule my whole year out, can I just go when I can make it?
No. Regular attendance is critical to maintain the safe and trusted atmosphere members rely on. When joining a Roundtable, you agree to attend at least 80% of the meetings during the year.
What if I have a potential conflict with another member?
Elan Consulting needs to know! During the interview process, Bryn will explore with you other potential Roundtable applicants. If you have a conflict such that you could not speak freely, then Bryn will discuss options of another Roundtable or coaching with you. Bryn takes her role to create a secure space very seriously and needs to know if any conflicts present themselves!
I don't have a large enough space to host a Roundtable. Does that mean I can't join?
No, it just means you need to find a suitable place when it comes time to host. Some members have used city council offices or other organizations' community spaces.
How long can I stay in the Roundtable?
Members are welcome to stay as long as they continue to get value from their membership in the Roundtable and as long as the Roundtable benefits from their presence.
What if I join and then don't feel like it's a good fit?
Generally, it takes about 3 months to feel the real benefits of the Roundtable. Please give at least this amount of time to adjust to a new way of doing things with new people. If it still doesn't feel like a good fit after that period, please discuss with Bryn.