Classes & Series

Learn more about the skills required to build strong and effective organizations.

Board Development

Board recruitment, engagement, and graceful exit: The full cycle of board service

Partner: $65.00 / General: $125.00

Join us as we take a broad view of board succession – from recruiting new members, to engaging them in your mission, to providing them a graceful exit with gratitude for all they’ve done. This is a process that when done well can ensure continuity of the board, the board-CEO relationship, and, most importantly, the mission.

In this series, we take a closer look at the full cycle of board service with a focus on tools to keep us on track and avoid pitfalls. We also address bias and barriers to embracing a diversity of people in board service. We cover

  • Board succession planning – what it is and how it’s done strategically and thoughtfully
  • Use of a board matrix – an often misused and misunderstood tool
  • Additional tools to use throughout the succession cycle
  • Conscious conversations about diversity and what it means to purposely create a welcoming and inclusive board space

Class 1 – Board Succession Planning & Recruitment Focus

What it is, why we do it, how to position ourselves for success, and the role of the board development committee. Why diverse representation matters to your mission and tools that support the work including job descriptions, a board matrix, and conscious conversations

Class 2 – Engagement and Graceful Exit
How to create a welcoming environment and tools to help with evaluation

This series is recommended for board committee members, board officers tasked with this role, and executives who are supporting the effort.*

*One-on-one customized support is available for teams that want to engage in this work together.

No scheduled dates for this event. If you would like to schedule this event for your community please contact us.