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Authentic Conversations in Philanthropy

Hosting Organization: 
Exponent Philanthropy
Thursday, September 27, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown | 1201 Market St | Philadelphia, PA 19107
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This seminar will enhance your ability to deeply listen to others and articulate questions and observations that lead to shifts in awareness and action.  Armed with these new skills, you will be able to use authentic conversations to discover new ways of thinking, cultivate more connected relationships, and focus on creating collaborative solutions – all to achieve a greater impact through philanthropy.

In this one-day seminar you will:

  • Learn the fundamental skills of listening deeply, asking powerful questions, and offering observations and feedback
  • Practice using these principles and skills in small groups
  • Understand how to apply them to critical relationships with trustees, staff, grantees, and community leaders
  • Develop an action plan for how you will use authentic conversations to strengthen a targeted relationship that you are focused on improving


Jen Lachman
Founder, Lachman Consulting

Jen Lachman is the founder of Lachman Consulting. She is an organizational consultant and executive coach who supports mission-driven leaders and organizations to act with greater purpose, authenticity, and impact. Jen serves as faculty for Exponent Philanthropy’s 2018 Master Juggler Series: Coaching Essentials program.

Colleen O’Keefe
Executive Director, Sauer Family Foundation

Colleen O’Keefe is executive director of the Sauer Family Foundation whose mission is to improve the lives of disadvantaged children and families in the state of Minnesota. With over 15 years’ experience managing foundations, she is currently working with child welfare leaders to reform the system in Minnesota and working alongside colleagues in education reform. Trauma has become a major focus of her work as well.

This seminar is being held in conjunction with the 2018 Exponent Philanthropy National Conference.

How to Register/RSVP: 

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