January 30 to February 20, 2020
Sessions take place Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT
It’s Your Turn: The Role of the Board Chair
Amanda Madorno, Leadership Coach, Roam Consulting LLC
Whether you’re just stepping into this leadership role or are a seasoned board leader, this training will help you be more effective in your role. You’ll learn how to bring your best leaderful self to the board chair role, artfully facilitate meetings that net results, and improve the leadership work of the board as a whole.
Leading a group of governance volunteers can be challenging as well as rewarding. Serving as the chair of the board is not a role for the uninspired and undecided. In this course, participants will learn about the chair's responsibility in strengthening and improving the leadership work of the board as a whole.
This course is a great primer for new board chairs and an excellent refresher for more seasoned board members! Whether you're a current chair, chair-elect, or head up a committee, this workshop covers leadership skills every board member needs. Topics include: 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.
At the end, you'll have tips and tools to help you start your term with confidence and enthusiasm!
- A better understanding of the board chair's responsibility in strengthening the work of the board as a whole.
- Strategies that can help you lead more effectively as a board chair.
- Ways to more effectively structure board meetings and engage individual board members at meetings.
Who Should Attend: Board Members, incoming Board Chairs, other committee chairs, and Executive Directors are encouraged to attend
Part 1: What Kind of a Leader are You?
Thursday, January 30, 2020; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
- 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?
Part 2: What’s Your Job as Board Chair?
Thursday, February 6, 2020; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
- 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
Part 3: Meetings that Matter
Thursday, February 13, 2020; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
- The Bone structure: A Masterful Agenda, Meeting Mechanics, Strategic Information, Ways to Evaluate Meetings
- Shaping Powerful Questions that generate great discussion
Part 4: Presiding vs Facilitating
Thursday, February 20, 2020; 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PT
- How to Develop Facilitative Leadership
- Communication Tips for Effective Listeners
- The people side of things – managing meeting dynamics and conflict
All sessions will be recorded and the recording will be 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.
About the Presenter
Amanda is a leadership coach, consultant and planning facilitator who helps nonprofit leaders and their teams drive personal and organizational change. After many years in the nonprofit sector as a fundraiser and executive, Amanda began consulting in 1994 and incorporated Roam Consulting LLC in 2001. Her firm focuses on helping leaders build the skills they need to lead with excellence, successfully navigate change, and create productive teams. She believes emotional intelligence is the cornerstone of leadership excellence and is certified EQ practitioner.
Produced in Partnership with Washington Nonprofits
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$80 Member Price
$160 Nonmember Price
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