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ONLINE: The Role of the Board Chair – Part 3

ONLINE: The Role of the Board Chair – Part 3

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Date(s) - 02/13/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Leading a group of governance volunteers can be challenging as well as rewarding. Serving as the chair of the board is not a role for the uninspired and undecided. In this workshop, participants will learn about the chair’s responsibility in strengthening and improving the leadership work of the board as a whole.

This course is a great primer for new board chairs and excellent refresher for more seasoned board members! Whether you’re a current chair, chair-elect, or head up a committee, this workshop covers leadership skills every board member needs.

Four-part online course from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (Pacific Time) on Thursdays, January 30 – February 20, 2020.

Topics include

  • leadership characteristics of effective board leaders
  • key relationships in and out of the board room
  • your leadership legacy
  • facilitating meetings that matter
  • ways to engage individual board members

At the end, you’ll have tips and tools to help you start your term with confidence and enthusiasm!


Washington Nonprofits is pleased to offer its members a discounted price. If you are interested in becoming a member, please find more information here.

$80 Members of Washington Nonprofits (Check the Member Resources Page for the Member-only Discount Code)
$160 Not-yet-members

All sessions will be recorded and each week’s recording will be sent to all registered participants.

Cost should not be a barrier to participate. Please contact us if you have any requests, concerns, or questions.

Who Should Attend

Board Members, incoming Board Chairs, other committee chairs, and Executive Directors are encouraged to attend

Learning Outcomes

  • A better understanding of the board chair’s responsibility in strengthening the work of the board as a whole.
  • Strategies that can help you lead more effectively as a board chair.
  • Ways to more effectively structure board meetings and engage individual board members at meetings.

Course Outline

Part 1: What Kind of Leader are You?

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT

The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Leadership – What’s Important Now
Characteristics of Great Board Leaders –How do You Measure Up?
Your North Star – What Will Your Legacy Be?

Part 2: What’s Your Job as Board Chair?

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT

Common Mistakes and Frustrations
The Do’s and Dont’s of Effective Chairmanship
How to Make the Most of Key Relationships, including the Board Chair – ED partnership

Part 3: Meetings that Matter

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT

The Bone structure: A Masterful Agenda, Meeting Mechanics, Strategic Information, Ways to Evaluate Meetings
Shaping Powerful Questions that generate great discussion

Part 4: Presiding vs Facilitating

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT

How to Develop Facilitative Leadership
Communication Tips for Effective Listeners
The people side of things – managing meeting dynamics and conflict

About the Presenter

Amanda Madorno is a leadership coach, consultant and planning facilitator who helps nonprofit leaders and their teams drive personal and organizational change. After many years in the nonprofit sector as a fundraiser and executive, Amanda began consulting in 1994 and incorporated Roam Consulting LLC in 2001. Her firm focuses on helping leaders build the skills they need to lead with excellence, successfully navigate change, and create productive teams. She believes emotional intelligence is the cornerstone of leadership excellence and is certified EQ practitioner.

A seasoned nonprofit interim executive, with more than 17 interim assignments under her belt, she brings real-life leadership experience to her coaching and consulting practice. Her clients include community health clinics, Native American tribes, associations, museums, independent schools, social service agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Credentialed in Equine Experiential Learning, Amanda blends her horse sense with her understanding of leadership. Leadership with Horses is an innovative leadership development experience that draws leaders and teams from around the globe. They join Amanda and her herd of horses in the arena to work together and make breakthroughs in their leadership skills and competencies.

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