Board Governance Boot Camp with Linda Jacobs: Register for all 3 sessions
This event takes place on the following dates
4/7/2021 at 9:00 AM
4/28/2021 at 9:00 AM
5/19/2021 at 9:00 AM

Board Governance Boot Camp with CVNL CEO Linda Jacobs: Register here for all 3 sessions

This series is ideal for nonprofit Executive Directors/CEOs and nonprofit board members. Board chairs and those serving in an officer position, or are thinking of doing so, will find the sessions particularly useful.

Strong, smart boards are critical to the health of your nonprofit organization. Despite their passion, nonprofit board members don’t always come to the job with experience in things like nonprofit fundraising or governance. Our three-part series on board governance, led by Linda Jacobs, CEO of CVNL, helps organizations diagnose their boards’ needs and equip their board members with the right training and resources to take their leadership to the next level. From building a board to performance metrics, these sessions aim to maximize the engagement of your nonprofit’s biggest advocates and allies.


Board governance practices are divided into the following 3 sessions: Fundamentals, Structure, and Development. Join us for all three, or register for individual sessions at the following links: Session 1 - Fundamentals of Effective Governance; Session 2 - Structure, Committees, and Assessment; or Session 3 - Strategic Board Development.

Board Series Session 1 — Fundamentals of Effective Governance
April 7, 2021, 9:00-11:00am ($150 for CVNL members, $200 for non-members)

Part one of a three-part series, this course provides a solid foundation to deepen understanding of nonprofit governance and how to better align the work of the board to heighten engagement and maximize impact. The focus of this course is on the roles and responsibilities of individual board members and the collective board. 


Session will cover: 
  • Better define the roles and responsibilities of board members 
  • Differentiate between operational and governance decisions 
  • Apply best practices that build effective boards in the areas of structure, role clarity, team dynamics, and board continuity  

Board Series Session 2 — Structure, Committees, and Assessment
April 28, 2021, 9:00-10:30am ($150 for CVNL members, $200 for non-members)

Without a strong structure, boards can fall prey to a whole host of dysfunctions, not the least of which is wasted time, boring, or unfocused meetings, and lack of strategic engagement from the board. Part two of a three-part series, this course will dive deeper into specific structures and assessment practices that strengthen nonprofit boards.


Session will cover:
  • Committees, task teams, and advisory council structures and functions 
  • Running productive board meetings
  • Board and Chief Executive Assessment   

Board Series Session 3 — Strategic Board Development
May 19, 2021, 9:00-10:30am ($150 for CVNL members, $200 for non-members)

Given the tremendous responsibility and decision-making power of boards, and the length of most board members’ tenures, making sure you have the right composition of leaders on your board is essential. In the final course of our three-part series, we will look at ways nonprofits can “get the right people around the table” and keep them engaged through ongoing development and evaluation. 

Session will cover:

  • The Board building cycle 
    • Identify needs
    • Cultivate leaders 
    • Recruitment  
  • Board member orientation  
  • Training and development 
  • Evaluating board performance – key metrics and dashboards
Cancellation Policy:
We get that plans change. If you are unable to attend a workshop, we kindly ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance and try to send a colleague in your place. If you must cancel, you may apply your payment to any future workshop, but we do not offer refunds. Funds must be applied and used within a 6 (six) month period.


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