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Leadership Conversations Series: Building a 3-Year Strategy and Vision: 5 Tips

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:00 am - 10:30 am  ET
In-person | Cleveland, OH


Nelson Mandela once said, “Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world.”

As the leader of a nonprofit, having a vision of where you want to move the agency is essential, but getting there requires both a strong partnership with the Board and with the staff. Starting out with a new and updated vision for a nonprofit can be challenging, but if you weren’t up for the challenge, you wouldn’t have successfully applied and been hired for the job--right?

Getting your vision integrated into the existing cultural and operational environment takes more than giving it verbally, it takes adoption of that vision at all levels of the organization.

 How do you get there?

Join Alison Motz of Ascend Advisors for this key session of our new leadership series Conversations and hear more about building a 3-year strategy from your vision. .  Among the topics covered will be:

  • Organizational Performance Review
  • Staff Relations: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
  • Making Your Case for Change

Registration is limited.    Please call 216-861-1933 x322 or email if you have any questions.

Sign up here for the entire Leadership Conversations Series.

About the Presenters: 


Allison Motz, M.P.A., President & Owner of Ascend Advisors is an innovative, strategic thinker with over 18 years of executive management experience creating solutions and strategies moving organizations to their highest potential. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and now resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

After completing 10 years in the non-profit and government sectors, she left to pursue a consulting practice with a goal of strengthening organizations that strengthen lives and communities. Her focus is customized to the needs of her clients and supporting their efforts to further their strategic visions. She seeks clients willing to work in partnership and welcomes organizations facing complex challenges. She thrives in work that requires strategic and tactical problem-solving. She can see the “big picture” and translate the picture into an operational plan for implementation. She has experience managing staff and support consultants and the ability to build relationships to enhance project goals. She is seeking opportunities with for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Allison has facilitated business and non-profit collaborations to address youth and workforce development challenges with shared solutions.  She worked with healthcare systems to develop the Northeast Ohio Health, Science, and Innovation Coalition, an unprecedented partnership of regional health systems (Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Summa Health System, The MetroHealth System, Southwest General Health Center, EMH Health System, and the Louis V. Stokes Medical Center) working towards mutual workforce pipeline solutions.


1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1600
Cleveland, OH 44115

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