Executive Director 101 offers an executive-level curriculum of management practices to give new and seasoned executive directors the skills to deal with key challenges that face nonprofits. The Executive Mindset: Systems Leader Vision/Information Communicator Decision Maker Manager of the Managers Board Developer Participants chose one or more case studies to identify the key challenges for each of these parts of the executive mindset. In the 3 hour session there is no case study. “Cannot Fail” Components: Board Program and Service Delivery Financial, Tax, Risk, and Facilities Human Resources Community Relations Development Participants rotate to another case study to identify that agency’s key “cannot fail” components and develop ways to track them in real time. They identify ways to to respond to failures. In the 3 hour session the participants chose 2 components, and the presenter provides the other information. Essential Relationships: Board Staff Funders Professional Support Regulators Organizational Partners Suppliers Participants rotate to another case study to identify that agency’s essential relationships and develop relationship building and development strategies for each one. The facilitator for this training is Warren Yoder, former executive director for Operation Shoestring, the Public Policy Center of Mississippi and formerly a faculty member at Jackson State University. Mr. Yoder has over twenty-five years as a consultant coaching executives for nonprofits all across Mississippi.