Board Fundamentals: Critical Role of the Board Chair

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Strong Leadership is about more than running efficient meetings.

Serving as the board chair of a not-for-profit organization is an important and challenging role. You lead a team of board members, develop a strong relationship with senior leadership, and are a catalyst for critical board discussions. Providing effective board leadership requires many skills, not least clarity around the role of the board chair and the basic functions of a not for profit board.

Vantage Point’s Critical Role of the Board Chair workshop provide you with insights and good practices that support you to excel in your role.

Program Details:

Date & Time: April 3, 2018 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver 
Cost: Members-$95.00; Non-members-$110.00

Program Benefits

  • Gain confidence and a better understanding of the board chair's role
  • Explore the board’s role in governing the organization
  • Learns technique to strengthen your relationship with the executive director
  • Implement tools to engage the board in effective and impactful board discussions

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Review board governance in context and the role of the board
  • Gain a deep understanding of the role of the board chair
  • Learn how to effectively lead the board and partner with the executive director or CEO
  • Learn techniques to facilitate strategic and generative conversations that get to the heart of your mission

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Date: April 3, 2018 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5
City of Vancouver
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Elijah van der Giessen

Eli strives to be a connector - the interstitial tissue that holds the muscle of a community together. He's been a volunteer manager, an event organizer and a digital campaigner. Basically, he'll take any gig that allows him to enable a group of passionate people to create things they love. Currently he's the NetSquared Community Manager for TechSoup, supporting a global volunteer network of 120 monthly meetups for the nonprofit technology sector. Together they hold over 800 events per year.

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