Ever struggle with lacking the authority to make decisions or take actions that you just KNOW will drive progress? What if “authority” isn’t the problem? What if leadership is something different than we’ve been told?
We’ll explore different ways to think about authority, leadership, and change – and the things people really need to do the work and learning that make progress possible. You’ll leave better equipped to exercise leadership as frontline staff, middle management, or the CEO.
Anyone working in the animal-welfare field who wants to increase the effectiveness of their work and their leadership potential.
B.J. believes that people are the solution and not the problem. From fundraising for multiple sclerosis research at a young age, to fighting for LGBTQ rights, to sixteen years of work in animal welfare, B.J. is a lifelong learner and advocate. Twice a nonprofit CEO, B.J. has worked for both community-based and national nonprofits, taught students and staff in higher ed, nonprofits, and the private sector, and made a career of working on issues of equity across a variety of disciplines.
In his current role as Chief Communication Officer at Emancipet – an Austin, TX-based social change organization on a mission to make affordable, accessible, and inclusive veterinary care available to everyone – B.J. oversees marketing, PR, and fundraising strategies as well as all training and consulting services offered through the Emancipet New School.
A longtime student and educator, B.J. is a Certified Dialogue Education Teacher, a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator, and holds an Executive Education Certificate in Public Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.