Board Governance, Part 2: Structures & Practices — Napa
Presented by CVNL CEO Linda Jacobs Davis
$60 Member, $95 non-member
Building off of the introductory governance course, this session will deepen practical knowledge and approaches to effective governance. The course will cover board composition and recruitment; committees and task forces; board meetings; and board and executive assessment. Participants are encouraged to bring their governance handbook and a recent board meeting agenda for reference during the course.
- Build understanding of how to approach board and executive assessment and strategic recruitment/board development
- Deepen familiarity with board structure and operations specific to the work of board committees
- Build understanding of how to effectively approach and facilitate board meetings
Who should attend: This session is appropriate for board members and senior staff who are new to nonprofit governance as well as those interested in applying new strategies to existing board challenges. This course is part two of a two-part series; we recommend that participants take Board Governance, Part 1: Roles & Responsibilities prior to attending this session.
Linda has served as the Chief Executive Officer with Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) since 2002. Linda has more than 35 years’ experience in nonprofit management, working with both local and national organizations on a diversity of issues. She is a frequent presenter and facilitator on issues and trends in the nonprofit sector and consults with nonprofits on board governance, executive transition, and leadership development.
Linda is a Board Member for the Marin Economic Forum (MEF) and Marin County School to Career Partnership, and a member of the HandsOn Network Affiliate Assembly. She is a former appointee to the Marin County Women’s Commission, past President of the Marin National Organization for Women, and a former member of the Marin Independent Journal Editorial Board and the Marin Red Cross Leadership Council. In 2011, Linda was inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame. Linda graduated from University of South Florida and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management. Linda has lived in Marin County since 1978 and has two sons.