The Role of the Board Chair
This series is offered in partnership with the Nonprofit Association of Washington
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 workshop, 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 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.
You will leave with:
- 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 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?
Part 2: What’s Your Job as Board Chair?
- Common Mistakes and Frustrations
- The Do’s and Dont’s of Effective Chairmanship
- How to Make the Most of Key Relationships, including the Board Chair – ED partnership
Part 3: Meetings that Matter
- 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
- How to Develop Facilitative Leadership
- Communication Tips for Effective Listeners
- The people side of things – managing meeting dynamics and conflict
For More Information:
Cost + Registration
- MANP Members Save $60!
- $60 MANP Members / $120 Nonmembers
- Enter code MANPlearn23 when registering for the member discount
- Captioning: We will have automated captioning enabled.
- Interpretation: Please indicate during registration if you have an interpretation request. Typically, we need at least two weeks in order to schedule an interpreter.
- Visual Descriptions: Presenters will include visual descriptions of themselves and the slides to give a person who is low-vision, blind, or calling in without video a sense of space and place.
- If you have additional accessibility requests, please let us know when you register.
About the Presenter
Amanda Madorno is an executive 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 a certified EQ practitioner.
A seasoned nonprofit interim executive, with more than 18 interim assignments under her belt, she brings real-life leadership experience to her coaching and consulting practice. Her clients include community health clinics, Native American tribes, associations, museums, independent schools, social service agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. Credentialed in Equine Experiential Learning, Amanda blends her horse sense with her understanding of leadership. Leadership with Horses is an innovative leadership development experience that draws leaders and teams from around the globe. They join Amanda and her herd of horses in the arena to work together and make breakthroughs in their leadership skills and competencies.