Though Gangplank has hosted many a conference over the years, we’ve never planned an event totally focused on our philosophy. As part of our first Director’s Conference, we wanted to expose our volunteer staff to the community that has supported Gangplank Chandler for so many years, as well as allow the community an open forum to share their ideas based on the values of our manifesto – doing over saying, boldness over assurance and people over personalities.
Attendees ranged from council members, nonprofit directors, ASU staff, students, parents, entrepreneurs and corporate leadership. The discussions were intense and honest – sometimes leading to disagreements – but always in the spirit of sharing and learning.
Our Directors certainly took a lot away from the experience and we hope many other take the discussions back to their work and communities.
A recap of the sessions that sent in notes can be found on the Gangplank Wiki.
A big thank you to the City of Chandler for hosting our event at the beautiful City Hall.