First Time Attendees

NAYDO Welcome Center Open 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Wednesday

If this is your first NAYDO Conference experience, the Welcome Center is just where you need to begin. The Welcome Center team, led by Rick Politte accompanied by other NAYDO Committee members, will provide an opportunity to meet NAYDO Council and conference leaders, get recommendations on what sessions to attend, connect with other new attendees, learn about the Volunteers in Philanthropy (VIP) Program for board members and fundraising volunteers, and relax in a quieter environment than the Registration/Information Center.

Welcome to "New" Chief Development Staff

Wednesday, April 26   
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Facilitators: Carol Schmidt, CFRE, YMCA of the USA and Pam Havlick Hearn, CFRE, NAYDO

If you are new to leading your Y's financial development program within the last three years this session is for you! We know the first few yearss can be a maze of seeking new networks / resources; figuring out how to involve others to achieve your goals; plus dealing with a firehose of information, opportunities and challenges. This session provides a forum to meet and network with others in your same situation, learn from those who came before you, discover resources available and get your questions answered.

New Attendee Orientation and Networking Session

      Sponsor: Association of YMCA Professionals (AYP)
Wednesday, April 26   
4:00 - 4:45 pm

Facilitators: Jay Lowden, CFRE, YMCA of Superior California and NAYDO leaders

First time to a NAYDO Conference? Want to make sure you get the inside scoop on the "can't miss" activities? Not sure what workshops to attend? Want to make new friends from other Ys?
Then you need to come to the New Attendee Session! First time conference participants are encouraged to attend this brief orientation and networking session that will help answer your questions and provide you with tips on making the most of your conference experience. You will received an overview of the conference and the educational and networking opportunities it provides. You will meet key NAYDO leaders who will be in the room to answer questions and help you select the workshops that best meet your needs.

Late Arrivals New Attendee Orientation (Express Version)
Sponsor: Association of YMCA Professionals (AYP)
Facilitator: Rick Politte, YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles

In a small group session for those who miss the Wednesday orientation, Rick Politte will conduct an express version of the New Attendee Orientation but without the presence of other NAYDO leaders. You must skip Round A of Hot Topics to attend.

Need Assistance with a CEO Search?

      (This session is open to everyone not just new attendees.)
Friday, April 28
7:30 - 8:30 am
Facilitator: Lisa Drouin, YMCA of the USA

Hiring the Y's next leader is the most important role of a board of directors! As trusted partners           throughout the CEO selection process with an in-depth knowledge of best (and worst) practices, Y-USA's CEO Search Department is uniquely qualified to assist boards and staff with the important and complex task of CEO transitions. If you are interested in the process for yourself (as a future       CEO candidate) or if you are a staff person or board member and your association will be                     experiencing a CEO transition, please join us to learn and have this important conversation. Also,         CEO Search Directors are eager to meet individuals who are interested in one-on-one                         conversations about positioning and preparing for CEO opportunities.