Series: Board Training

Part 1: Board Training 101

Board Training Week kicks off with the basics: Board Building 101 brings practical tips and advice from Kristen Romans, Director of Programs, Board Services & Training at the Arts & Business Council of Chicago. Leading a presentation that has proven successful in her community, Romans will lead attendees through the crucial steps that need to be taken to ensure a productive search and placement process for a Board of Directors. Learn what systems and practices your organization needs to implement to launch a formal board recruitment plan, including "must have's", templates for recruitment packets, and tips on how to determine what types of board members your organization really needs and how to get them.

Presented by: Kristen Romans, Director of Programs, Board Services & Training at the Arts & Business Council of Chicago

Recorded May 21, 2014


Part 2: Assessing Your Board

Learn how to create a more dynamic and effective board through board assessment and evaluation. This webinar will be led by Gigi Antoni who is CEO of Big Thought in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Antoni will help you learn how Big Thought works with its board of directors to develop assessment tools to help strengthen board members' role as an executive leader in their organization and community.

Presented by: Gigi Antoni, President and CEO of Big Thought in Dallas, TX

Recorded May 22, 2014


Part 3: On-Boarding Young and Diverse Board Members and then Engaging Them

Are you struggling to attract young members and volunteers that are reflective of your surrounding community and constituency? Join us for a case study with Fund for the Arts' Barbara Sexton Smith, who will discuss the NeXt! Leadership Development Program. NeXt! works with businesses in Louisville, Kentucky to engage young professionals with the goal of preparing the next generation of volunteer leaders in the arts and cultural sector, with a focus on strong corporate citizenship. Sexton Smith will be joined by Andrea Strange, a former participant of the NeXt! program and the current President of the Louisville Youth Choir's Board of Directors. Strange also serves as the Manager in the Accounting and Auditing Department at Harding, Shymanski & Company, P.S.C.

Presented by: Barbara Sexton Smith, President & CEO of Fund for the Arts; Andrea Strange, President of Louisville Youth Choir's Board of Directors

Recorded May 23, 2014

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