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In addition to our recurring core programs, NICNE offers periodic special events that may highlight nationally-known speakers, up-to-the-minute content, or critical issues.

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NICNE Luncheon & Exclusive Dialogue -- "Toxic Charity"Open in a New Window

You are invited to a special event featuring a luncheon keynote by Robert Lupton, author of Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It). Following the luncheon, Robert will lead an exclusive dialogue focused on delivery of services in the Rockford area.

This event is presented in partnership with United Way of Rock River Valley.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Time: Luncheon - 11:30 - 1:00
            Exclusive Dialogue - 1:30 - 3:00
Cost: Luncheon - $50
           Exclusive Dialogue - $50
Location: Giovanni's Restaurant, 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, 61107

View invitation.
View RSVP card.

RSVP by September 8, 2014.
For more information, contact Karen Ream at or 815.394.4384.

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NICNE Teambuilding Workshop: "It's Ok to be a Silly Goose!"Open in a New Window

It's Ok to be a Silly Goose!
A Workshop on TEAMBUILDING for Nonprofits

Are you making the right investments in your agency to develop and maintain a positive culture of teamwork? Join us for a high-energy workshop and learn that when it comes to leading a positive and high performing team...
...It's Ok to be a Silly Goose!

Presenter: Jessica Steinberg, Senior Manager of Operations, Rockford Park District

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Time: Check in -- 8:30 a.m.
          Workshop -- 9:00 - 11:30
           Q&A Time -- 11:30 - 11:45

Rockford University (Classroom location TBA), 5050 E. State Street, Rockford, IL  61108

Cost: $35

Please RSVP by October 7 by faxing or mailing in the registration form.
View Teambuilding Workshop brochure.

For more information contact us at or 815-394-4384.
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NICNE Board Training - True Partners in LeadershipOpen in a New Window

It's Time to Step Up.

True Partners in Leadership:
Developing Engaged & Purposeful Boards

What are the most critical challenges facing your organization?
What are your greatest potential opportunities?
How does your board contribute to addressing both?

How engaged is the board in shaping the organization's future, and what more could the organization achieve if the board were more engaged and purposeful?

Nationally recognized governance expert Dr. Susan Whealler Johnston will lead this interactive and practical board development workshop and help board members understand how to move beyond legal and oversight responsibilities to become true partners in leadership with the CEO.

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Rockford University (Classroom location TBA), 5050 E. State St. Rockford, IL 61108
Cost: $60 (includes lunch)

Please register by November 1 by faxing or mailing in registration form.
View and download the program brochure HERE.

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