Tuesday, January 8, 2013


New York, NY (January 8, 2013) – The NGLCCNY Social Impact Industry Council is pleased to announce its second annual leadership Board Retreat on Saturday, January 12, 2013, from 10am – 4pm.
NGLCCNY President Richard Oceguera speaks at the opening of the first Board Retreat in February 2012. Photo: Jeffrey Holmes (JeffreyHolmes.com).
The gathering will be held at The Standard New York in the Meatpacking District overlooking the High Line Park. With the Hudson River as backdrop, a select group of influential current board members from LGBT non-profit organizations will attempt to answer the question: “Is There Such a Thing as a High-Performing Board?”
“Among the many challenges that face non-profits today, none is as crucial as the much talked-about concept of board performance,” said Eric Longo, Chair of NGLCCNY’s Social Impact Industry Council, “We intuitively know that a high functioning board is a key driver of organizational success, yet I think most boards struggle with performance.”
Facilitated by Ben Brooks, Senior Vice President/Global Director, Enterprise Communications & Colleague Engagement at Marsh, and board member at OutServe- Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, the board leaders will address, through structured debates and working group sessions, provocative questions such as:
·      Why have a laser-focused board – what becomes possible?
·      What are the best practices to promote effective board engagement?
·      How can a board drive its organization to have greater impact?
In addition to the day’s programming, The Standard New York will host an intimate dinner for the participants on Friday, January 11, 2013.
“The vision for NGLCCNY has always been to develop and bring out the best in people,” said NGLCCNY Chairman Emeritus Thomas Koveleskie. “The board retreat exemplifies this by creating a training opportunity for a select group of community leaders who make a major difference in social services, advocacy and arts organizations.”
Who:        National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce NY
What:       NGLCCNY Social Impact Industry Council Board Retreat
Where:     The Standard Hotel New York 848 Washington Street (at 13th Street)
When:      Saturday, January 12, 2013 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contact:   Richard Oceguera, NGLCCNY President, (646) 383-6043, Richard@nglccny.org
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The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce New York (NGLCCNY) provides valuable business development opportunities and educational resources to LGBT and allied businesses in the New York Metro area. As the official New York affiliate chamber of Washington, DC-based National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, NGLCCNY is the voice of thousands of LGBT-owned businesses and actively promotes and creates supplier diversity and procurement opportunities for its growing base of corporate partners and business members. For more information, visit www.nglccny.org.
The NGLCCNY Social Impact Industry Council facilitates collaborative action across the New York LGBT community and promotes new thinking on social impact issues through high-level retreats, educational programs, and the annual Social Enterprise Award.

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