Building a Blue Ribbon Board: Six Core Competencies for Effective Leadership
Friday, August 4th, 2017
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM: Breakout 6
Millions of individuals serve as Board members. These men and women generously and selflessly accepting the voluntary responsibility of serving as the legal and fiduciary stewards and leaders of our vital not-for-profit organizations.They bring passion, a multitude of talents and hopes to make a difference through civic leadership service. Non-profit boards are the stewards of more than $800 billion dollars of nonprofit assets. Seasoned board members are in short supply. For many nonprofit organizations, finding qualified, capable Board members is a constant quest. While the majority of non-profit organizations provide some level of orientation for new members and a Board Handbook, orientations vary widely in effectiveness, completeness and delivery.
Uniformly recognized standards or qualifications for serving as a not-for-profit Board member other than the nonprofits own organizational requirements do not exist. The time and resources invested by nonprofit organizations in developing and delivering new Board member orientation is frequently in short supply. Board orientation can slip through the crack.
This session provides six core competencies for effective nonprofit governance 1) Accepting the Awesome Responsibility of 2) Minding the Store: Legal & Financial Responsibilities 3) The Holy Alliance: Board/CEO Relationship 4) Delivering Mission: The Face of Nonprofit Success: 5) High Performing Teams: Board's Relationship with Each Other 6) External Relations: Ambassador, Advocate and Asker.
The modules provided can readily augment or enhance a nonprofit's own orientation that may focus more on mission, program services and individual governance and financial matters.
Learning Outcome #1
By attending this session participants will learn: Understand six core competencies required to increase board member effectiveness
Learning Outcome #2
By attending this session participants will learn: Identify essential elements of board training and orientation that will increase individual member competencies
Learning Outcome #3
By attending this session participants will learn: Discover strategies to improve the working relationship between the Board/CEO and Chief Development Officer
To enhance the attendee's learning experience, we are looking for a variety of presentation styles. Please indicate your style: A panel of presenters