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Workshop A

Taking the Lead: A Skills, Strategies, and Best Practices Workshop for Team Leaders

Rachel Humphrey and Sasha Keller (and small panel of peers)

Thursday, September 22
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (MT) 

About the Workshop

Level up your leadership. If you manage one person or 50, leading a team is a complex balance of articulating strategy, energizing the group around the organization's mission and goals, and supporting your team to achieve those goals. This will be a space to hear from and connect with others on important topics such as team culture, change management, and professional development for you and your team. Bring lots of business cards!

Learning Objectives

  • Use adaptive leadership to incorporate the values of diversity, equity and inclusion into your work (Leticia John and Jacqueline Murphy, Planned Parenthood)
  • Manage staff and foster a positive team culture in a remote working environment (Eliza McNulty, Stanford)
  • Manage conflict within and adjacent to your team (Mary Helen Martin, Habitat for Humanity)
  • Build your donor relations career path and foster a culture of professional development (Sasha Keller, UC Berkeley)

Keywords: Diversity & Culture, Inspiring Change, Leadership, Metrics, Strategy

Who Should Attend?


Private College/University, Public College/University, Private Secondary School, Healthcare, Religious Organization, Arts Organization, Foundation, Environmental Organization, Advocacy Organization, Social Services, Other non-profit

Suitable for any size shop

Early-career (4 - 7 years), Mid-career (8 - 12 years), Seasoned (13 - 17 years), Experienced (18 + years)

About the Speakers

Rachel Humphrey
Director- Fund Stewardship
UC Berkeley

Rachel Humphrey has worked at UC Berkeley for eight years. She leads a team that is responsible for the annual financial report; and scholarship, fellowship, and chair reporting for the entire campus.Drawing on her marketing and teaching experience gained before entering the world of philanthropy, she is always seeking to improve the process for reporting to donors on the impact of their endowed funds.

Sasha Keller
Associate Director- Fund Stewardship
UC Berkeley

Sasha A. Keller has over 20 years of advancement experience in the University of California system and non-profits. She built and now manages the endowed chair reporting program at UC Berkeley -- a campus-wide, donor-centered impact reporting program that connects donors with the remarkable work of Berkeley's faculty and their students.