11:00AM Rock your Career (Workshop)

The traditional model of working for one company for 40 years and getting promoted through time at the desk is over. Young professionals need to proactively manage their careers by developing authentic leadership, branding themselves, growing their network, and planning for balance. The strength of our community will depend on the skills and expertise of young professionals being fully harnessed. Come join your peers for an interactive discussion on tools and techniques to supercharge your career.

Trista Harris is nationally known as a passionate advocate for new leaders in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. She is a leading voice for Generations X and Y and seeks to create professional development opportunities throughout the sector. Trista has been featured on CNN and her work has been covered by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the New York Times, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, Career Builder, and numerous social sector blogs. She writes about generational change in the foundation field in her blog, New Voices Of Philanthropy and is an international speaker on working across generations to create social change.

In her professional life, Trista is the Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice. Headwaters is a community foundation with a mission to act as a catalyst for social, racial, economic and environmental justice. She oversees the Foundation’s grantmaking, communications, fund development and investment management activities.

Trista is the co-author of the recently released book “How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career”, which is available through Amazon.com.


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