Leadership Breakfast with Damon Shoholm

Leadership Breakfast with Damon Shoholm

About The Leadership Breakfast Series

Looking to get to the next level in your nonprofit career? At YNPN Twin Cities' Leadership Breakfast series, nonprofit Executive Directors and other leaders will share with you exactly how they did it, what they learned and what they're looking for in a rising nonprofit leader.

A little bit about Damon Shoholm, Director of the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation:

damon.jpegDamon Shoholm is the director of the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. Prior to becoming director, Damon significantly contributed to Wilder Center for Communities, providing leadership for the Youth Leadership Initiative, Neighborhood Leadership Programs and Latino Leadership Programs. In addition, he works with nonprofit, government and community organizations to increase the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities.He has more than 10 years’ experience in leadership development, civic engagement and facilitation training and is trained in the Art of Hosting and Technology of Participation facilitation models. Damon is a graduate of Metropolitan State University and earned a master’s degree in leadership studies and a social studies teaching license from Augsburg College. He is also a 2013 alumnus of the Shannon Leadership Institute.

The James P. Shannon Leadership Institute offers personal and professional renewal for leaders in philanthropic, civic and community service organizations. The Institute provides a structured, challenging, and supportive opportunity for community leaders to clarify the purpose of their work and the core values they want to exemplify.

Wilder Center for Communities inspires lasting change by cultivating leaders, establishing meaningful connections and engaging community toward action. Through leadership programs, civic engagement and community initiatives, Wilder Center for Communities helps to build capacity and develop engaged, involved leaders and communities.

Leadership Breakfast Registration Lottery

Registration for this event will be open from Thursday March 23- Monday March 27. We allow as many people to sign up for the event as possible, and from there we choose 20 participants at random, while also holding space for young nonprofit professionals who identify as a person of color. We do this to keep these events intimate while ensuring everyone has a fair chance to attend a Leadership Breakfast event. If you registered for the lottery and identify as a person of color, you can email [email protected] to let us know to place your name in the correct lottery.

Our facilitator will reach out to all participants by Tuesday March 28 letting everyone know whether or not they received a spot through the lottery. Lottery winners will be asked to submit a question for our speaker in order to confirm their space. Unconfirmed spaces will be given to members of the wait list.

What you need to know:

  • Our media sponsor, Pollen, will be at the event with a photographer and writer on hand.
  • There will be a YNPN member on site to facilitate and help you get the most out of these discussions.
  • Bagels and coffee are provided!


April 14, 2017 at 7am - 8:30am
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Pkwy N
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
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