This session will explore the myriad of ways accountability can show up as we journey towards more equitable and inclusive workplaces. How do we know we are doing it right? What happens when mistakes are made, or harm is done? We will look at accountability strategies to support your goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion and discuss how those intersect with your organizational culture.
Native American, or Indigenous lands, are the basis of the United States’ beautiful landscapes worthy of protection. This webinar will address “better” practices on how to talk with Indigenous communities about conservation and land protection as allies and partners. “Best” practices imply that there is a single way and best way to do this; however, better practices include addressing the failures of the past, challenges of the present, and future considerations of land management, traditional knowledge, and meaningful relationships.
Strategic planning can be the most valuable investment of time and energy your group ever makes. With TREC’s Strategic Plan guide, we offer ideas for making the most of your next strategic planning process, to help you: • Develop a process that fits your group’s unique needs • Identify the most important questions to explore […]
In this session we will develop a greater understanding of what resilience is and how to foster it in our lives. We’ll explore a bit about the biological basis of resilience and talk about the essential skill of effective self care.
Hiring an executive director is one of the most important tasks a board will ever undertake. If you are a board member or chair with little hiring experience, you are in good company. We’ve created this guide to support board members at any level of hiring experience.
A template that helps you calculate the allocation of shared expenses based on staff time.
Every organization must create a set of Bylaws in order to incorporate. By defining the purpose and structure of the organization, bylaws set the basic operating agreements behind the work being done. Having bylaws that reflect the current realities and practices of the organization is foundational to a well-run organization. This resource contains templates and links that will help you examine or revise your bylaws when needed.
The task of selecting new people to join your organization is more complex and nuanced than most of us recognize. Get clarity on the skills and experience of your candidates during the hiring process by utilizing this worksheet to quantify and compare each candidate’s skills. This tool can also help mitigate bias in the process by comparing all candidates across the same categories objectively based on the information gained during the interview process.
This communications checklist will help your organization communicate effectively during an executive director transition.
Given the recent scrutiny that has been placed on non-profit executives, it is important to have a clear compensation policy for top officials and key employees. The policy should outline who determines key officials compensation and the comparable data used to determine the compensation.
Webster defines a Conflict of Interest as a “conflict between the private interests and the official responsibilities of a person in a position of trust.” It is imperative that every organization is aware of all of these conflicts and does its due diligence to manage them upfront. Clear policies and Annual Disclosure Statements are helpful tools for an organization to protect itself from any conflicts.
Feedback isn’t about “once-and-done.” An effective organization strives to create a feedback-rich culture which takes both organizational systems and leadership behaviors that are applied consistently over time. Systems support and sustain behaviors. Behaviors bring systems to life. Use this list to see where your organizations thrive and identify where you might need to focus on improving.
TREC understands that accurate job descriptions form the basis for many aspects of an effective organization. Relevant and up to date position descriptions help every employee understand their duties, tasks, and responsibilities. TREC offers a guide to writing job descriptions, a sample job description, and a template to help your organization.
This guide will help you determine where and how you can delegate aspects of your job to keep your time focused, build staff capacity and otherwise strengthen the management of your organization. This article examines the benefits of delegation, common reasons why delegation is avoided and what should not be delegated.
An engaged and skillful staff is the foundation of your success, and TREC believes that employees work best when a clear and transparent set of policies and procedures is in place. Use this customizable template to create or revise your US-based organization’s employee policies to provide a comprehensive, up to date employee handbook.
Whether you are a manager or looking for skills to manage up, this webinar will offer valuable information around what drives engagement and what you can do to increase it. From work-planning to check-ins, we will share pragmatic tools to set yourself and your staff up to succeed.