Sabbatical Roundtable: Invest in Your Organization

Do you or your staff need some time away from the office to work on a big project, learn a new skill, or just disconnect and recharge? Consider a sabbatical.

No longer limited to university professors writing academic tomes, sabbaticals have become a way to create space for executives and other staff members to escape the daily grind. Different from time off, sabbaticals offer an opportunity for an organization to strategically deploy its resources to meet specific goals.

As you might imagine, this can look really different depending on the organization in question. It could mean sending an employee to a week-long anti-racism workshop, providing a Philanthropy Director some time to craft a multi-year fundraising plan, or just giving an overtaxed ED the time they need to recoup so they can keep going for five more years.

Come to CNE to hear from organizations that have used sabbaticals to better meet their goals. Learn more about what a sabbatical could mean for you and your organization, how to make it happen, and pitfalls to avoid if you do.

Panelists will include Jacki Bryant, Maureen Brondyke, and Kaki Dimmock who all benefited from sabbaticals while working as Executive Directors of ReadyKids, New City Arts Initiative, and Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homelessness, respectively. They will be joined by board and staff members who supported them through the processes. The conversation will be facilitated by former CNE board president, Russell Willis Taylor.

This session will benefit board or staff members interested in finding creative ways to invest in the health and longevity of their organization.

American Sign Language interpreters or other communication access accommodations are available upon request. Please submit any accommodations requests to Andrew Robinson, Program Manager, 434-951-9042 or 
Topic Governance
When Tuesday, June 4, 2019 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Where Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Trainer Russell Willis Taylor, Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Member Fee $0.00
Non-Member Fee $15.00