Nonprofit Leadership Development Forum: Presented by Merck and Nonprofit HR


Spend a half day covering topics such as management skills, employee engagement, and recruiting best practices which will help you advance or fine-tune your own leadership capability so that your organization can meet its mission much faster and without exceeding resources.



Event Location: Merck Training Center 90 East Scott Avenue Rahway, NJ 07065

Invitation Only: Due to limited space, this event is by invitation only. 

Merck and Nonprofit HR have teamed-up to provide training for up to two C-suite leaders from your nonprofit organization and help make your professional development a priority!

Spend a half day accelerating your knowledge and expertise in the areas of effective leadership, employee engagement, and recruiting best practices. Invest in your professional growth and advance your leadership capability in support of your organization’s mission and impact.


Brown Alexander

Founding President
& Chief Executive Officer
Nonprofit HR


Executive Search
Practice Lead
Nonprofit HR


Global Leader, Leadership &
Corporate Function Development



Global Talent Acquisition


Editor & Writer
Idealist Careers


Director of

L. Waldman

Vice President, Human Resources & Administration
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Outline of the Day:

  • Check-in & Breakfast: 8:00-9:00am
  • Welcome from Host, David Howe, Global Leader, Leadership & Corporate Function Development, Merck: 9:00-9:10am
  • Opening Keynote Panel: 9:10-10:30am

Moderator: Beth Keeler
Panelists: Myra Briggs, Alexis Perrotta, and David Waldman

Securing Top Talent in an Increasingly Competitive Marketplace

Attracting top talent is a major challenge for the social sector. A hand-picked panel will offer critical perspectives on some of the most commonly believed recruitment myths. Hear real-life scenarios based on the viewpoints of today’s nonprofit leaders, career candidates and executive board members.  Leave this panel knowing how to leverage your organization’s recruitment function and social brand to drive the best and brightest to join your team and align with your mission.

  • Break: 10:30-10:45am
  • Break Out Session A: 10:45-11:30am – Both break out sessions will run twice. 

Session #1: Leadership and Management Skills Training
Doug Shupinski

Whether you are first-time manager or a seasoned vet, we can all use some tools and tips to enhance our relationships with our direct reports. Enjoy a discussion about how to improve communication, build an engaged and impactful team and guide them to greater performance.


Session #2: Driving Employee Engagement and Retention:
Session Speakers:
Lisa Brown Alexander and David Waldman

Organizations suffer when employees are disengaged, making missions that much harder to achieve. Be among the first to gain access to NonprofitHR’s 2019 Talent Management Priorities Survey, which will provide meaningful insights into what other mission-driven organizations are prioritizing to maximize their people assets and deepen their impact in the communities where they serve.

  • Lunch & Networking 11:30-12:30pm
  • Break Out Session B: 12:45-1:30pm
    • Repeat: Leadership and Management Skills Training: Speaker- Doug Shupinski
    • Repeat: Driving Employee Engagement and Retention: Speaker- Lisa Brown Alexander and David Waldman

Space will be limited. Register now to join us at this exclusive event. 

This event is co-presented by Nonprofit HR and Merck.