Leading the Board – Honing Your Skill As Chairperson

1 day


Good Non-profits have good Boards and good Boards have good Chairpersons! The Chair manages the Board...The Executive Director/ CEO manages the organization.  The job "product" of the Chair is, primarily, the integrity of the Board’s process.  The Chair is the only Board member authorized to speak for the Board as a group, other than in rare and specifically authorized.


We know the role of the Board Chair is a specific role with duties and responsibilities that are different than other members. Therefore, you need to develop and hone skills that includes, facilitation, communication, meeting management and organizational competencies. We will address best practices that can move a Board from good to great. This training involves videos, and case studies to facilitate discussion and provide take-aways to improve the Chairperson’s effectiveness.

.Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the job description of a Board Chair
  • The desired traits of a chair
  • Listening and asking good questions
  • Time requirements and setting priorities
  • Enforcement role of a Board Chair
  • Board meeting best practices
  • Partnership role with the ED / CEO
  • Ways to develop and evaluate the Board as a whole and each member

Who Should Attend?

New and recently-appointed Chairs and Vice-Chairs, Executive Directors / CEO’s