The Role of the Board Chair
Feb. 14 to Mar. 7, 2018
Wednesdays – 1:00 – 2:00 pm 
Online Series

Details: Whether you’re just stepping into this leadership role or are a seasoned board leader, this training covers topics that 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.


  • Assess your leadership abilities for the board chair role
  • Understand what it takes to be an effective board chair
  • Tools to run more effective meetings and board processes

SCHEDULE AND TOPICS: All sessions take place Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm MST and will be recorded. The four recordings 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.

Part 1: What Kind of a Leader are You?
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm MST 

  •  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?
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm MST

  • 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
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm MST

  • 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 
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm MST

  • How to Develop Facilitative Leadership
  • Communication Tips for Effective Listeners
  • The people side of things – managing meeting dynamics and conflict

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Current and Incoming Board Chairs, Committee Chairs, other Board Leaders, Executive Directors.

Cost: $30 Member | $60 Non-member (includes all four webinars)
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