Name: Michael Cruz
Title: President
Company: Nonprofit Leadership Alliance
Session title: Getting the Right People in the Right Job
Session date/time: Tuesday, October 22 – 11:15 AM
LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/lighthouseadvisorsmichaelcruz
Twitter: @NPL_Alliance

Profile: As President of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Michael Cruz, CNP, leads the Alliance’s efforts to strengthen the social sector with a talented, prepared workforce.  His energy and enthusiasm for the mission has helped the Alliance focus on key initiatives to carry out that Mission.  In recent years, the Alliance has focused on building stronger relationships with our nonprofit partners, strengthening the tools we use t campuses and creating opportunities for Certified Nonprofit Professionals (CNPs).

Michael was an Alliance student at Pace University and Salem College.  His first role in the nonprofit sector was as a Development Officer for the Greater New York Councils, BSA.

Subsequent to that, Michael held a variety of executive roles especially in sales and marketing management positions, where he was responsible for sales and strategic business development initiatives in various organizations.  He has an extensive background in planning, customer services and strategic planning.  Because of his background and success, Michael has been recognized as an Accredited Associate of The Institute for Independent Business.

He has been a frequent speaker at national and local conferences.  He has served on numerous nonprofit Boards.  He currently serves on the Board of The Glens Falls Hospital Foundation and as President on the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Board.  He also advises several other organizations throughout the United States.

Michael will present on talent management. Attend this session and learn the strategies for getting the right people in the right job using a competency based model. As nonprofit organizations seek to sustain themselves, it is important to ensure that they have the right people in key positions. In this challenging market, any mis-hire can be devastating and a key mis-assignment can be catastrophic. An effective talent strategy is designed to make certain that you have the very best opportunity to add superstars to your team and avoid the staggering cost of mistakes. This session will focus on talent hiring, evaluation and moving people up — or out.