ANCA CONNECTS: Executive Leaders

Jun 20 2024


Time:  10-11:30am AKT  /  11am-12:30pm PT  /  12-1:30pm MT  /  1-2:30pm CT  /  2-3:30pm ET

Do you serve as your organization's executive director, CEO, manager, or TOP leader? Are you looking for opportunities to meet peers who share the responsibility and challenges of being THE BOSS? Are you looking for solutions from other top leaders? Step away from the day-to-day and participate in conversations with leaders nationwide. This is your opportunity to build long-term relationships and not feel alone in your critical work.

A light-skinned person sits at a folding table, slightly smiling and looking to the left.In this CONNECTS program, we’ll network and discuss the unique expectations, challenges, and opportunities of being an executive leader. We’ll address questions like:

  • What has been your most significant leadership challenge, and how did you overcome it?
  • Are you aware of the new overtime rules finalized by the Department of Labor, and how will you budget for the proposed increases?
  • Do you have a succession plan in place? Is your board ready to step in and assume leadership?

This program will use a Facilitated Discussion format, where all participants contribute, and a facilitator guides the dialogue. This format allows you to share with your peers, learn new ideas, and work together to find solutions. Bring your questions, challenges, and successes to share with the group!

Who Should Attend: This conversation is exclusively for Executive Directors/CEOs/Top Managers who are current ANCA members. 


  • Jen Levy, Executive Director, Association of Nature Center Administrators
  • John Myers, Executive Director of Indian Creek Nature Center
  • Brooks Paternotte, Executive Director of Irvine Nature Center
  • Bryan Wood, Executive Director of Osprey Wilds Environmental Learning Center

Registration: $15


If you have questions, please contact ANCA Membership & Programs Coordinator Daniel Auer at . This CONNECTS program will not be recorded.