Executive Director Roundtable

Break down the isolation barrier! CEN’s exclusive series for nonprofit EDs and CEOs is a unique monthly forum in which nonprofit chief executives come together for lunch and to share experiences, challenges, solutions, and best practices. We offer this series in multiple locations each year and each cohort meets for six months in order to deepen connections and build a community of support amongst participants.



"I have participated in the Palo Alto ED Roundtable since its inception - starting when I was a less 'seasoned' ED. During the years since then, my leadership style and abilities have evolved, aided by the shared wisdom, information, support and resources that have been available to all participants."

- Pam Brandin (Executive Director, Vista Center for the Blind)


What makes CEN roundtables unique...

Dynamic, relevant new content connecting your needs to current and emerging trends. 

Intensive, confidential small group experiences.

Skilled CEN facilitators who blend expertise with participant needs for a rich and valuable interaction.

Exclusive access to our peer support network and online discussion groups. 

Customized discussion that addresses board relations, personal and organizational sustainability, fundraising, staffing and more!


Sign up today!

Milpitas ED Roundtable - Register Here

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

Location: Giorgio's Italian Food & Pizzeria, Milpitas Town Center, 643 E Calaveras Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035 

Meeting Dates:

January 23, 2020 

April 23, 2020

July 23, 2020

October 22, 2020 

Cost: $170 for 4 meetings (Cost of lunch included) 

Facilitator: Larissa Robideaux 


 Palo Alto ED Roundtable - Register Here

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

Location: Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 2500 El Camino Real #100. Palo Alto, CA 94306 

Meeting Dates: Second Thursday's of the month, January - October

Cost: $420 for 10 meetings (Catered lunch will be provided) 

Facilitator: Lisa Hendrickson 



"The CEN Executive Director Roundtable is a wonderful resource that provides Executive Directors, like me, the opportunity to discuss the complexities of running a non-profit organization and share ideas in a compassionate, collegial environment.  It helped me find a network of great resources and support!"

- Rob Tufel, Executive Director of Cancer CAREpoint


Need More Info? Email information@cen.org

Interested in a different location? Please let us know... new groups are always forming!