University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s 2017 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

November 14, 2017
7:30 am - 4 pm
UW-Parkside Student Center

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement departments will host the 2017 Nonprofit Leadership Conference on Nov. 14, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the UW-Parkside Student Center. This year’s Nonprofit Leadership Conference explores the future of the regional nonprofit sector through engaging, refreshing presentations that provide nonprofit leaders with resources for making creative, positive change. The day’s agenda includes a keynote address on shifting paradigms, a panel discussion on preparing future nonprofit leaders, and a Mobile Innovations Lab experience.

Morning keynote Vu Le of Nonprofit: Always Fresh, will use his signature humor and wit to deliver a thought-provoking and entertaining talk on rethinking entrenched ideals that can inhibit progress. Vu Le is a writer, speaker, and Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle that promotes social justice by developing leaders of color, strengthening organizations led by communities of color, and fostering collaborations between diverse communities. Vu Le will join fellow panel presenters Allison Hoffman, Community Engagement Director of Lakeside Curative Services, and Paula Penebaker, President and CEO of YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, to share insights on preparing new leaders for the challenges of the nonprofit sector in a panel presentation. Holly McCoy, President of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Milwaukee, will serve as panel moderator.

Jim Yu, Director of Technology Engagement at United Way Worldwide, will facilitate the highly interactive Mobile Innovations Lab that harnesses the creative potential of nonprofit leaders. The Mobile Innovations Lab teaches a process for inspiring inventive change and provides participants with innovations that address common and complex nonprofit and community challenges, issues, and opportunities. Jim Yu has extensive experience and expertise in leading large scale transformations and culture change. He is a frequent speaker providing keynote addresses and educational sessions at international, national, regional, and state conferences in topics ranging from technology and change management to managing relationships with individuals and organizations.

The low conference cost of $99 is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and exhibitors. Platinum sponsors include CCB Technology, the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management, Racine Community Foundation, and United Way; Gold Sponsors include Lakeside Curative Services and Wegner CPAs. Silver sponsors include David Insurances, Kenosha Community Foundation, Racine Public Library, United Way of Kenosha County, and Wisconsin Nonprofits Association; Bronze Sponsors include Andrea & Orendorff LLP, IFF, and Wisconsin Campus Compact. Promo codes and opportunities to save are announced via Continuing Education’s social media pages and email updates.

Anyone interested in attending the Nonprofit Leadership Conference can register online at or call (262) 595-3340.

Continuing Education and Community Engagement departments