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Your People Strategy: Leadership, Succession, and Solutions

MAY 24, 2022 from 10:00-11:30am | ONLINE

With Melanie Montgomery & Skye Mercer

Pull up a chair and grab a cup of tea for a fireside Zoom chat with HR and leadership coaches Melanie Montgomery and Skye Mercer. They will explore how we as leaders can create a “People Strategy” focused on empowerment and equity. Melanie and Skye will address the challenges that hold back many of our organizations: burnout, recruitment/retainment, wage pressure, and succession planning, highlighting the need for humility, vulnerability, and joy in leadership. They’ll invite you into a conversation about what’s needed to create a “People Strategy” that inspires employees to stay and do their best work.

Melanie and Skye will be discussing:

  • Equity in leadership – how our personal biases show up in our people strategy decisions
  • Tips for pay equity and equitable hiring practices based on nonprofit industry trends
  • Strategies for creating a pipeline of staff through cultivating knowledge and expertise in others (hint: nurturing not gatekeeping) 

Our goal is that you leave this conversation with practical steps to create workspaces that are inclusive, appropriately compensated, and more joyful for everyone working within them.


Melanie Montgomery is a member of the Quinault Indian Nation and serves on the board of Native Action Network, a nonprofit focused on facilitating leadership development and creating opportunities for Native womxn. She is an Associate with the Shandel Group, where she guides individuals and organizations through their journey of leadership development via training and executive coaching as well as organizational development initiatives. Before transitioning into consulting, Melanie spent 17 years building a career in the Hospitality and Gaming industries. She served in many different capacities, including Executive Leadership, Hospitality Management, Tribal Gaming and Human Resources. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Business Management and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. 

To find out more information about Melanie and the Shandel Group, visit:

Skye Mercer, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a Virtual HR Consultant & Leadership Coach who specializes in nonprofit HR. She’s worked both in-house and as a consultant for multiple nonprofits in the Pacific NW, providing HR support to both employee and volunteer programs. Skye specializes in leadership training, leadership coaching, employee handbooks, and monthly retainer HR consulting for nonprofit organizations. Skye has 20 years of HR experience and is a certified HR professional (SPHR/SHRM-SCP). She has presented training with the American Nonprofit Academy, Nonprofit Learning Lab, Idaho Nonprofit Conference, and last year at the Central Washington Conference for the Greater Good.

To learn more about Skye and to schedule a complimentary HR Discovery Call, visit

Webinar de RRHH

MAYO 24, 2022 de 10:00-11:30am | EN LÍNEA

Con Melanie Montgomery (Grupo Shandel) y Skye Mercer (Skye HR Consulting)

Levante una silla y tome una taza de té para una charla de Zoom junto a la chimenea con las entrenadoras de recursos humanos y liderazgo Melanie Montgomery y Skye Mercer. Explorarán cómo nosotros, como líderes, podemos crear una “Estrategia de Personas” centrada en el empoderamiento y la equidad. Melanie y Skye abordarán los desafíos que frenan a muchas de nuestras organizaciones: agotamiento, reclutamiento / retención, presión salarial y planificación de la sucesión, destacando la necesidad de humildad, vulnerabilidad y alegría en el liderazgo. Te invitarán a una conversación sobre lo que se necesita para crear una “Estrategia de personas” que inspire a los empleados a quedarse y hacer su mejor trabajo. Melanie y Skye discutirán:

  • Equidad en el liderazgo: cómo nuestros sesgos personales se manifiestan en nuestras decisiones de estrategia de personas
  • Consejos para la equidad salarial y las prácticas de contratación equitativas basadas en las tendencias de la industria sin fines de lucro
  • Estrategias para crear una cartera de personal a través del cultivo del conocimiento y la experiencia en otros (sugerencia: nutrir, no mantener la puerta)

Nuestro objetivo es que salga de esta conversación con pasos prácticos para crear espacios de trabajo que sean inclusivos, compensados adecuadamente y más alegres para todos los que trabajan dentro de ellos.