ONLINE: It's Your Turn, The Role of the Board Chair

Whether you’re just stepping into this leadership role or are a seasoned board leader, this training covers topics that will help you be more effective in your role. You’ll learn how to bring your best leaderful self to the board chair role, artfully facilitate meetings that net results, and improve the leadership work of the board as a whole.

Four-part webinar series from 12:00-1:00pm on Wednesdays starting on January 4.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess your leadership abilities for the board chair role
  • Understand what it takes to be an effective board chair
  • Tools to run more effective meetings and board processes

Content includes:

Session I: What Kind of a Leader are You?
January 4 - 12:00-1:00pm PST 

  • 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?

Session II: What’s Your Job as Board Chair?
January 11 - 12:00-1:00pm PST

  • 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

Session III: Meetings that Matter
January 18 - 12:00-1:00pm PST

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

Session IV: Presiding vs facilitating
January 25 - 12:00-1:00pm PST

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Current and Incoming Board Chairs, Committee Chairs, other Board Leaders, Executive Directors.

All sessions will be recorded and the recording will be available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials. 

About the Presenter

Amanda Madorno, Roam Consulting

Amanda is a leadership expert who coaches, trains and consults with nonprofit and for-profit leaders around the country. A seasoned interim executive, with more than 17 interim assignments under her belt, she brings real-life leadership experience to her coaching and consulting practice. An engaging speaker, she presents frequently on a broad range of governance and leadership topics.

An accomplished and lifelong horsewoman, Amanda is credentialed instructor in Equine Experiential Learning. Her innovative workshops put leaders, teams and horses together to make breakthroughs in their leadership skills and competencies. 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. 


  • When

  • Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Pacific Time

  • Where

  • Online through Adobe Connect

Thank You to Our Partners

Presented by Washington Nonprofits in partnership with Roam Consulting.

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