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Leadership Breakfast Following Failed Leaders: Lessons Learned from a Professional Interim Executive Director

Leadership Breakfast: Following Failed Leaders: Lessons Learned from a Professional Interim Executive Director

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
8:00am - 9:00am
124 Mt. Auburn Street, 1st Floor, Suite 100N, Room 106
Cambridge, MA 02138

Jeff Katz, MC-MPA 2000, has served as interim Executive Director for 10 vastly different nonprofit organizations, ranging in size from 1 employee to 350 with a wide variety of missions. Organizations he has led include a national organization of top chefs, a school in rural Nicaragua, a Vietnamese Community Center, parochial school parents fighting the Boston Archdiocese, a large Community Development Corporation, two organizations serving people with developmental disabilities, and two homeless shelters.

Jeff will share his experience of leading organizations through crisis, the universal experiences of organizations undergoing leadership transitions, adapting to the cultures of vastly different organizations and most importantly, lessons learned from following failed leaders.

Jeff Katz is a senior non-profit consultant with over 40 years of experience, first as a non-profit Executive Director and for the past 20 years as a consultant.  Jeff specializes in organizational transitions, leading executive searches and serving as an Interim Executive Director.  In addition to his work as a non-profit consultant, Jeff is a nationally recognized child welfare expert.  He led an influential national research project at Harvard, was a member of the Obama for President Child Policy team, has testified before Congress, and played a role in passing the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. His op-ed pieces have been published in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and many other publications.

Please bring coffee or tea, bagels will be provided.  RSVP to