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Running an Effective RDO: Cowley


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This presentation was delivered at NADO's 2018 Annual Training Conference, held in Charlotte, NC on October 13-16. For more information, visit:

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Running an Effective RDO: Cowley

  1. 1. Making the Transition Russ Cowley, Executive Director Six County Association of Governments
  2. 2. Making it a Smooth Transition  Allow sufficient time to transition  Communication between old/new  Involve Board earlier than later
  3. 3. Building a Strong and Viable Organization Public Relations is key  Your Board/Elected Officials are Boss  It’s the Boards Idea – Not Yours!  Let your staff do their job – Not You!
  4. 4. Particular Challenges  Boards decisions are based on facts you provide  Learning to Organize Neglect  Taking the heat when its not your fault  Keeping the Board apprised of all issues  Being the boss and maintaining staff support  You are the face of your organization