Board Leadership Certification Program

with
Linda Lysakowski
  • On-Demand
  • Certification
$299.00
Training Includes:
  • Board Leadership Certification
  • All resources and training materials
  • An on-demand recording will be available after each live presentation.

As our communities emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, strong board leadership is more important than ever.  Your board leaders can learn proven best practices and techniques to fare much better. With comprehensive leadership training, they will have the skills and knowledge they need to be effective and engaged.

Certification Includes

  • Be prepared to take on a leadership role
  • Collaborate with the board members and staff
  • Utilize board time and energy effectively
  • Contribute personally to organizational success
  • Organize and motivate the board to achieve strategic goals and fundraising results
  • Demonstrate their expertise to colleagues
  • Earn a meaningful and prestigious certification

Training Overview

Don’t be among the 50% of nonprofits with unprepared board leaders. Learn board leadership secrets and earn a certification.

A 2016 study of nonprofit board leaders reported that over half had zero preparation for taking on a leadership role. Organizations that do not equip volunteers for their board service suffer from poor collaboration, insufficient financial oversight, staff friction, and lower fundraising proceeds.

As our communities emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, strong board leadership is more important than ever.  Your board leaders can learn proven best practices and techniques to fare much better. With comprehensive leadership training, they will have the skills and knowledge they need to be effective and engaged.

The Board Leadership Certification will enable board leaders to:

  • Be prepared to take on a leadership role
  • Collaborate with the board members and staff
  • Utilize board time and energy effectively
  • Contribute personally to organizational success
  • Organize and motivate the board to achieve strategic goals and fundraising results
  • Demonstrate their expertise to colleagues
  • Earn a meaningful and prestigious certification

Four engaging webinars will provide immediately applicable insights and resources.

Webinar 1: Selecting The Ideal People For Board Leadership Roles

  • Leadership overview (positions, job descriptions, norms)
  • How nominations and transitions work
  • Skills considerations
  • Community representation
  • Preparing for leadership
  • Mutual expectations
  • Meetings and decision-making
  • Orienting new members and leadership

Webinar 2: Assessing And Optimizing Board Performance

  • Ongoing assessment and performance of board and officers
  • Strategy, goals, measurement – continuous improvement and advancing the mission
  • How to evaluate progress and look ahead: plans and reporting
  • Training and board development
  • What good communication looks like
  • Managing change

Webinar 3: Board Leaders Partnering And Collaborating With Staff

  • Roles and responsibilities, and how to make sure the board knows them
  • Working with the ED/CEO (management, oversight, and what's overstepping/understepping)
  • How board officers work together with the staff
  • Good collaboration and bad collaboration
  • Necessary policies and procedures
  • Responsibilities for acquiring resources, fundraising, and outreach

Webinar 4: Leading The Board And The Organization

  • Board structure – committees, diversity of skills, and other attributes
  • Culture-building
  • Setting a good leadership example, developing future leaders
  • Succession planning and recruiting
  • Build peer relationships and team building
  • Ongoing board engagement
  • Motivating the board to achieve fundraising goals
  • Advocating for the organization and advancing the mission

Who Should Attend?

  • Nonprofit board members
  • Prospective or future board members
  • Executive Directors
  • Chief Executives
  • Operations or administrative staff
  • Nonprofit counsel
  • Senior managers
  • Staff board liaisons and managers
 

Expert Presenter

Linda Lysakowski

  • One of just over one hundred professionals worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fund Raising Executive (ACFRE) designation
  • Over 25 years of experience as a philanthropic consultant
  • Graduate of the Faculty Training Academy of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  • Master teacher
  • Author of more than one dozen books
  • Graduate of Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania

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