Great boards aren’t created overnight. The board building process involves careful recruitment, focused orientation, ongoing training and a process for dealing with poorly performing directors. At a time when people are busier and boards are under increasing scrutiny, it can be difficult to find and retain the right board members to lead your organization.
This workshop will help you plan a board development strategy. Participants will learn about:
- Board Recruitment:
- What do you need?
- How would you recruit?
- Recruiting for Diversity
- Board Orientation
- New Board Member Engagement
- Annual Reviews:
- Executive Director
- Managing Change:
- Transitioning/changing governance structures
- Executive Director resignation
- Board member management
About the Presenters:
Dharshi Lacey is the Diversity & Governance Manager at Pillar Nonprofit Network. She has worked as a Diversity Consultant assisting nonprofit boards assess their organization’s cultural competency and develop action plans to develop more inclusive practices within their board recruitment, board policy, strategic planning and Executive Director accountabilities. In her current role with Pillar she is implementing the DiverseCity onBoard program designed to connect qualified visible minority and under-represented immigrants to agencies, boards, and commissions in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Lissa Foster has more than 25 years experience in diverse roles related to the nonprofit sector. She has worked at national, provincial and local levels leading fund development and event management teams, managing volunteers, supporting volunteer-led chapters of large organizations and in communications and media relations capacities. This is rounded out with experience in a senior leadership role in corporate community relations. Lissa has served as Board Chair of Pillar Nonprofit Network and now reports to a board in her current capacity as Executive Director of The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. She is passionate about excellence in non-profit governance.
Generously Supported by the City of London:
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