Leadership and learning are indispensible to each other . . .”
— John F. Kennedy
We work with you in person, by telephone, or web conference. We work with your board as a whole, with individual directors, or with the CEO/executive director. We can consult with you on persistent issues, design training experiences specific to your board, or facilitate worthwhile discussions and planning sessions.
Develop a healthy, functional board by preparing prospective trustees before they take a seat at the table. Let’s talk about practices proven to equip new directors to be effective from the start. Popular topics include:
Who do we need at the table?
How do we attract and engage the people we need as directors?
How do we design and deliver the orientation of new directors?
When are peer mentors or “board buddies” effective?
Ensure continuous learning with an ongoing board development framework. Let’s talk about how to engage your board in a variety of training opportunities that enhance existing strengths and build capacity for good governance. Popular topics include:
What board development framework is a good fit for our board?
What are the board’s roles and responsibilities?
How could we structure board chair and the CEO/executive director partnership?
How do we balance the dual priorities of mission and money?
Standards for Excellence® Training
Demonstrate a commitment to excellence to your staff, your community, and your funders through nationally-recognized Standards for Excellence® training and accreditation. The 67 standards are based on fundamental values of honesty, integrity, fairness, respect, trust, responsibility, and accountability. Let’s talk about the value to your organization in achieving this recognition. Signature Training Courses available include:
Introduction to the Standards for Excellence®
The 101-level overview of the what the Standards are, how they will benefit your organization, and how to begin the accreditation process.
Standards for Excellence® Clinics
Two-day seminar or retreat format. These interactive sessions draw on the experience of your board and staff, intersecting concepts and best practices with organizational context. Individual reflection, small group work, and plenary discussions make these facilitated retreats invigorating and inspiring.