Board Chair Roundtable
The facilitator of this Board Chair Roundtable will be Rosaida Morales Rosario (see bio below). We begin at 8:00 a.m. with a 15-minute presentation on a topic identified by the participating Chairs, followed by an open facilitated discussion through 9:30 a.m. over breakfast. After a soft stop at 9:30 a.m. to excuse anyone who needs to leave, the discussion continues until 10:00 a.m.
Rosaida Morales Rosario is the founder and president of Rosario & Associates, LLC a minority-owned small business firm specializing in strategic planning, board governance, diversity and social justice consultation.
Ms. Rosario has 38 years of experience in management and training, strong analytical and evaluative thinking skills, and is highly skilled at helping others manage change and negotiate different perspectives to reach common goals. She has had a broad range of clients, including non-profit agencies, educational institutions, municipal, state and federal government organizations, foundations, professional associations and for-profit businesses.
Her work experience prior to founding Rosario & Associates included being National Executive Vice President at the National Puerto Rican Forum, State Director of the CT Puerto Rican Forum and positions in corporate training and development at Travelers Insurance. She started her career in Hartford as a public school teacher. She is an alumna of: Harvard University’s Executive Management Program, Wesleyan University, Institute for Educational Leadership of Washington D.C., and the American Leadership Forum/Leadership Greater Hartford. Rosaida is a certified facilitator by Interaction Associates, a certified trainer in prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, and mediation by the National Coalition Building Institute, a certified executive coach by The Third Sector and is also certified in testing and training in The Enneagram of Personality by Leadership Greater Hartford.
She has been involved in many Boards and Commissions; however she is most proud of her work in the world of Philanthropy. She served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for 12 years, where she spent her last three years as the first Hispanic Vice Chair. While there, she co-founded the Latino Endowment Fund and together with her husband established the Latino Children’s Fund. She also worked together with Marilda Gandara, former President of the Aetna Foundation to raise over $1 million to establish CT Hispanics In Philanthropy.
Her personal motto is: “Do Well While Doing Good”
Her core business values are: “Diversity, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation, Customer Focus and Excellence”