Board Leadership and Engagement: Fundamentals for Success

This seminar is appropriate for any board that seeks greater clarity or understanding about its roles and responsibilities and expectations for board engagement, including the balance and partnership between board and staff.

Board Leadership & Engagement: Fundamentals for Success


board engagementAs a result of attending this seminar, your board members will have a shared understanding and working knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards. They will be able to clarify and articulate expectations for board member engagement; evaluate specific needs and action steps for better performance; and structure the board’s work to better leverage the board’s unique value.

Sample Agenda

Board Roles and Responsibilities


  • Setting strategic direction
  • Ensuring resources
  • Providing fiduciary oversight
  • Legal duties of board members
  • Case study
  • Board member expectations

Constructive Partnership Between the Board and Executive


  • Discussion of expectations and mutual accountability
  • How to achieve success

Being Strategic and Focusing on What Matters Most


  • Constructing and deconstructing agendas
  • Dashboards
  • Meeting evaluations
  • Effective committee structures
  • Communications and time in between meetings

Strengthening your Board


  • Discussion of where/how the board needs to grow
  • Identification of governance challenge(s)
  • Identification of specific action steps that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound
Schedule the Board Leadership and Engagement: Fundamentals for Success seminar.
The fee for this seminar is $6,000 plus associated travel ($5,000 for organizational members).