Webinar Series: The Role of the Board Chair

Webinar Series: The Role of the Board Chair

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Name: Webinar Series: The Role of the Board Chair
Date: January 15, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Event Description:

The Role of the Board Chair
Four 60-minute webinars, Tuesdays starting January 15 at 3:00 p.m. EST.


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.

At the end, you'll have tips and tools to help you start your term with confidence and enthusiasm!


WHO SHOULD ATTENDBoard Members, incoming Board Chairs, other committee chairs, and Executive Directors are encouraged to attend



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.



Part 1: What Kind of Leader are You?

TuesdayJanuary 15, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

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

TuesdayJanuary 22, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST 

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 3Meetings that Matter

TuesdayJanuary 29, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST 

The Bone structure: A Masterful Agenda, Meeting Mechanics, Strategic Information, Ways to Evaluate Meetings
Shaping Powerful Questions that generate great discussion


Part 3Presiding vs Facilitating

TuesdayFebruary 5, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST 

How to Develop Facilitative Leadership
Communication Tips for Effective Listeners
The people side of things - managing meeting dynamics and conflict

*All sessions will be recorded and the recording will be available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials. 


Event Media:
View this webinar from the comfort of your desk!

Date/Time Information:

Tuesdays starting January 15 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00pm EST

KNN Members: $40 (4 webinar series - click to receive your discount code in the Benefits and Discount Codes/Members-Only Registration Discounts tab in the Member Information Center!)

Potential Members: $80 (4 webinar series)

*Registration includes webinar recordings.

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