Serving as chair of the board is not for the uninspired or undecided. Whether you’re just stepping into this role or are a seasoned board leader, this 4-part training will help you not only learn about the board chair responsibilities but also how to bring your best leaderful self to the role, artfully facilitate meetings that net results, and improve the leadership work of the board as a whole.
You’ll leave with tools and knowledge on the leadership characteristics of effective board leaders, key relationships in and out of the board room, your leadership legacy, facilitating meetings that matter, and ways to engage individual board members.
Board members, incoming board chairs, board committee chairs, and executive directors are encouraged to attend.
Sessions take place Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST.
All sessions will be recorded and available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials.
*Center Members can register for the $80 member rate (get discount code).
February 4: What Kind of a Leader Are You?
- The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Leadership – What’s Important Now
- Characteristics of Great Board Leaders –How do You Measure Up?
- Your North Star – What Will Your Legacy Be?
February 11: What’s Your Job as Board Chair?
- Common Mistakes and Frustrations
- The Do’s and Don’t’s of Effective Chairmanship
- How to Make the Most of Key Relationships, including the Board Chair-ED Partnership
February 18: Meetings That Matter
- The Bone Structure – A Masterful Agenda, Meeting Mechanics, Strategic Information, Ways to Evaluate Meetings
- Shaping Powerful Questions That Generate Great Discussion
February 25: Presiding vs Facilitating
- How to Develop Facilitative Leadership
- Communication Tips for Effective Listeners
- The People Side of Things – Managing Meeting Dynamics and Conflict