Monday, September 8, 2014

NYCON's 2014 "Being a Successful Executive Director" Retreat is 12/10-12/12/14

Our annual conference for newer Executive Directors (5 years or less at current organization) will be in Latham, NY this year Dec 10-12.  And limited grant sponsorship dollars from the Dyson Foundation are available for Executive Directors of organizations in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, or Ulster Counties!!!

Helping You Become A Better Leader
This intimate retreat setting is the perfect opportunity for Executive Directors to engage with other nonprofit leaders currently in this role, master the critical skills necessary for effective nonprofit management, and receive individual consultation with industry experts on the issues that your nonprofit is facing.
NYCON’s annual Executive Director Retreat is oriented and specifically designed for those nonprofit Executives who are in their first 5 years of service in this role.
The retreat is designed to introduce, through practical application, the many and varied functions and competencies necessary for a successful Nonprofit Leader. An intensive emphasis is placed on several of the most critical, multi-disciplinary “real world” elements of executive leadership, management, and problem-solving.
This retreat is an essential part of the toolkit for your professional and organizational development.
2013 Participant:
“One of the most important and useful training any new executive director of a not for profit could attend is the NYCON New Executive Director Training.”
Questions? Contact Us! Kate Pauly— Membership & Events Coordinator, NYCON 1 (800) 515-5012 ext. 126 or email
Learn More & Apply Today! Executive Director Retreat 2014 December 10th-12th, 2014 The Century House Latham NY 12110
 Are you a new Executive Director or CEO with less than five (5) years of experience?
Rates & Other Information:
NYCON Member Rate: $745.00
 (Including two overnights and all meals)
NYCON Member Rate: $555.00
 (Meals With No Overnight Room)
Non-Member Rate: $855.00
 (Including two overnights and all meals)
Non-Member Rate: $640.00
 (Meals With No Overnight Room)
Please see for full details.
“Being A Successful Executive Director”

For even more information and to register please follow this link:

Taconic Resources for Independence Holding Deaf and Hard of Hearing Panel: 9/24/14


Hope you can attend!  Please spread the word...

Diversity and Awareness Panel: Hearing Loss and Accessibility

Did you know that 800 million people are affected by some kind of hearing loss? One-third of those affected are of retirement age - 65 years or older and the other two thirds are pre-retirement age, this statistic includes infants and children!

Hearing loss does not discriminate and has the potential to affect everyone. To raise awareness, as well as to illustrate the diversity of hearing loss, we have asked individuals of all ages and levels of hearing loss to speak about their personal experiences. Professionals will also be presenting about the rights of individuals with disabilities covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Join us and learn how you can make Dutchess County more accessible for people with hearing loss.

Date:          Wednesday, September 24th

Time:                    9:30am – 1:00pm

Location:   The Henry A. Wallace Center
at the FDR Presidential Library & Home
Route 9, Hyde Park, NY

No registration fee - Lunch provided

·         Cheylisia Edwards, US Dept. of Health & Human Services - Office of Civil Rights
·         Bruce Gitlin, Attorney, NY Center for Law & Justice
·         Kathleen S. Friedman, LCSW, CSC, Director Deaf/HH Program & Limited English Proficiency Services at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Westchester Division
·         Parents of Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Children
·         Individuals in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Community

RSVP by: Wednesday September 10, 2014
Jeanine Byrnes, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services Community Liaison
Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service, Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.
845-452-3913 x103 Voice
845-345-8416 Video Phone for ASL Users

Panel is funded by: Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.

In collaboration with:
Dutchess County Deaf Awareness Group
Hudson Valley Catholic Deaf Center

Sign Language Interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices and CART will be provided