From our Vantage Point Episode 17 - The Board Chair and Executive Director Partnership: Strategies for Success

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Episode 17 - The Board Chair & Executive Director Partnership: Strategies for Success


Juianna LaingJuliana Laing, one of our local governance experts, brings the Board Chair and ED Partnership to life in this month’s podcast. She emphasizes the importance of treating this partnership like many other key relationships in life, beginning with a strong foundation of trust with a willingness to tackle tough issues in a timely and open way. Juliana shares, in closing, that the best Board Chair – ED partnerships are like those of strong dance partners who know who is leading, when – and how not to step on each other’s toes!

To develop your own Board Chair – ED Partnership, consider applying to Vantage Point’s newest cohort learning program, Board Governance Academy: Executive Director-Board Chair Partnership, offered in Fall 2016 at a much discounted rate thanks to an anonymous donation in support of this new, innovative program. 


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About the Author

After working in London and completing her MBA at INSEAD in France and Singapore, Maria Turnbull joined Vantage Point’s team in 2006. Rooted in the not-for-profit sector through numerous leadership roles with the British and Canadian Red Cross Societies, OXFAM and Amnesty International, Maria loves...

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