Leadership Development CoP: Mission-based Management: Lessons-Learned from the World of Non-Profits

  • 10 Oct 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Didlake, 8641 Breeden Avenue Manassas, VA 20110


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In his book, Mission-Based Management: Leading Your Not-for-Profit In the 21st Century, Peter Brinckerhoff establishes a set of business-based principles for effective leadership in a non-profit organization. Local non-profit leader, Betty Dean has applied many of these principles to engage employees and convince constituents for her organization, Didlake, a provider of contract services and rehabilitative services that “create opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities.” In this session, she will share her experiences in applying mission-based management to achieve exceptional results at Didlake. She will then lead a discussion to help you discover how these principles can foster success in any organization.

Betty Dean is a member of Didlake’s executive management team and oversees the organization’s external and internal communications, community outreach and development programs.  She joined Didlake in 2002 after a 20 year career in financial services marketing and communications.

Ms. Dean is a graduate of the LEAD Virginia and Leadership Prince William programs and holds undergraduate degrees in English/Communications and Business Administration, and an MBA in Marketing, all from Wilkes University. She serves on the boards of several community organizations including the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, Coalition for Human Services (Vice Chair), Lake Ridge Rotary (Service Chair), Occoquan River Communities and the Turning Points Suffragist Memorial Committee.  She serves on the Gala committees for both the Hylton Performing Arts Center and the Occoquan Historical Society and is Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Town of Occoquan.  In 2011 she was named one of Virginia’s most influential women by Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly magazine.


Networking: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Presentation: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Wrap up: 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM


Didlake, 8641 Breeden Avenue Manassas, VA 20110

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