Board-Staff Partnership: How to Share Leadership & Get Results

This seminar is designed for nonprofit leaders who are working to deepen and strengthen the board-staff partnership to get results through shared leadership.


Board-Staff Partnership: How to Share Leadership & Get Results

SeminarsAs a result of attending this seminar, your board members will

    • understand the roles of the board and the staff, and the factors that influence the relationships between the executive and the board
    • gain insights about how to cultivate an effective board-staff partnership to advance your organization’s mission
    • discuss, clarify, and support realistic expectations for your board and staff to create a more cohesive and effective working partnership
    • have a strong foundation for positive organizational culture by cultivating greater capacity for open and honest communication between the executive and the board of directors
Schedule the Board-Staff Partnership: How to Share Leadership & Get Results seminar.
The fee for this seminar is $6,000 plus associated travel ($5,000 for organizational members).

Sample Agenda

The Board’s Roles and Responsibilities


  • Reviewing the board’s three roles

Creating Expectations


  • Why the board-staff partnership matters
  • Characteristics of effective board-staff partnerships
  • Potential sources of conflict and how to avoid them

Constructive Partnership


  • Shared understanding of mission and vision
  • Communications
  • The board chair/CEO relationship
  • Building trust

Sharing Leadership


  • When the board takes the lead
  • When the CEO takes the lead
  • Executive sessions
  • Board self-assessment and accountability
  • Assessment of the CEO
Schedule the Board-Staff Partnership: How to Share Leadership & Get Results seminar.
The fee for this seminar is $6,000 plus associated travel ($5,000 for organizational members).