A step-by-step guide to higher performance and impact.

Make an impact. Improve the quality of life for the people who live and work in your community.

The Board Member Academy

A step-by-step guide to higher performance and impact. 

Our spotlight course is designed for CEOs/Executive Directors, Board Chairs and those who are interested in leadership positions on not-for-profit, for-impact boards.

Six weeks. Eighteen lessons.

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Course Outline

Week One: Governance as Leadership.

  • Governance as Leadership.
  • The Four Unique Functions of Boards.
  • Roles, Responsibilities and Systems/Processes.
  • Common Mistakes that Boards Make, and How to Avoid Them.

Week Two: Critical Roles.

  • The Role of the Chair.
  • The Role of the Executive Director.
  • The Constructive and Critical Partnership.

Week Three: Board Alignment.

  • Board Alignment: Roles, Responsibilities, and Structures.
  • Board Alignment: Strategic Planning and Results.
  • Board Alignment: Agenda and Work Plans.

Week Four: Intentional Practices.

  • Intentional Practices: Effective Meetings. Building the Team.

  • Intentional Practices: Strategic Plans and Policies.

  • Intentional Practices: Inquiry, Transparency, Communication.

Week Five: Sustainability and Success.

  • Assuring Sustainable Resources; Advocacy, Influence, Networks.

  • Measuring Success: Key Success Factors and Performance Indicators.

  • Legal and Fiduciary Responsibleness.

Week Six: Continual Improvement.

  • Board Reviews and Assessments.

  • Board Development and Revitalization.

  • Bringing It All Together.



What's the investment?


What's Included

  • Entire Program: six weeks, eighteen lessons
  • Workbook
  • Video access
  • Downloadable resources
  • Regular Q&A in our community groups.

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