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A free virtual event made to create vibrant clubs by strengthening Rotarians.

6:00 - Welcome
6:15 - Expanding Your Network, Expanding Your Mind - Melanie Schmidt
6:45 - Breakouts (See topic details below. Topics include Adaptability, Membership, Public Image, Foundation)
7:45 - Wrap-Up
8:00 - Conclusion

Increasing Your Ability to Adapt:

Evaluating our internal processes and activities is essential to create a strong foundation for innovation, sustainability, and growth.
Presented by Jason Beren - Madison Downtown Rotary

Enhancing Membership Engagement:

By understanding the needs of your members and others who participate in club activities, you can create a club environment that adds value to their lives.
Presented by John Locke - Rotary Club of Madison After Hours

Expanding Your Reach with Public Image:

Collaborating with new groups makes your club more appealing, encourages a diverse membership base, and expands your capacity for service.
Presented by Ben Bauer - Marshfield Sunrise Rotary

Expanding Your Impact with Foundation:

Learning how to measure the results of your work helps you see the impact your club is having and ensures that your projects add value to the community — which helps attract members, partners, and donors.
Presented by Mary Beth Growney Selene - Madison West Towne Middleton

Featuring Special Guest, Melanie Schmidt

Expanding Your Network, Expanding Your Mind:

This fast-paced session will introduce a few core concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and provide a launching point for further reflection. Attendees will be exposed to research-backed principles speaking to the terms and the value of inclusivity for building resilience.

Concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to personal, professional, and organizational success. This focused session will provide a basis for understanding these emerging critical success factors as well as thoughts about how to pave paths in your various spheres of influence and ideas for leveraging inclusivity to strengthen the Rotarian experience.

About Melanie:
Melanie Schmidt is a creative strategist who facilitates progress for leaders interested in moving beyond business as usual. She brings nearly 30 of experience working with organizations across sector, size, and life span. She founded Timpano Group in 2003 to leverage a unique blend of talents that advance sustainable transformation in aligning strategy, systems, people, and process. Melanie has earned a master’s degree in Organizational Development, a bachelor’s degree in English, and a Lean Six Sigma green belt. She infuses energy and focus into projects and inspires people to take action on their ideas. Those with whom and for whom she has worked praise her candor and her ability to discern core issues, organize information quickly, build rapport, and make things happen.