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Building Capacity

Board Development: Webinars

In this series:

  1. Charting a Course for Successful Selection, Support & retnetion of Effective Board Members
  2. The Life of a Board: Challenges and Solutions

NOTE: Webinars are conducted via Blackboard Collaborate. If you have internet access and can hear sound through your computer, you should be able to participate regardless of the type of computer or operating system you use. A broadband connection is helpful but not required.

To participate, click on the participant link (once it is available) to link to it. If this is the first time you're participating in a webinar using the Blackboard Collaborate platform, please visit the link to your webinar a day or two in advance so that you can pre-configure your computer. For more information or if you require accommodations to participate in a webinar, please contact Ellen Rowe at 802-751-8307 ext. 360. Requests for accommodations should be made at least seven days prior to any respective webinar.

Charting a Course for Successful Selection, Support & Retention of Effective Board Members

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 11am – 12:15pm (ET)
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Are you a member a board or steering committee of a non-profit or community organization?  Are you responsible for facilitating the work of a board? Does the board function well? Could it do better? If you answered yes to these questions, join Tara Kelly, Executive Director of the Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) and UVM Extension Specialist Mary Peabody for an interactive webinar on practical steps to take to develop and maintain strong board membership. Concepts covered will include recruitment, orientation, fostering continued active board participation and the need for ongoing board development.  

session handouts (PDF):
12 principles of an effective board | the board manual as an orientation guide | board member job description

Our Presenter:
Tara Kelly has served on a wide variety of boards over the past 17 years. She will present the key concepts of board development drawing from her experience starting up new organizations as well as serving on more “mature” boards.  Tara is the first executive director of a rapidly growing local farm and food organization that is currently transitioning into a new organizational stage. 


The Life of a Board: Challenges and Solutions

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 21 2011, 11am to 12:15pm (ET)
recorded session

Membership on a board can be a delight, a chore or a nightmare! Are you on a board that struggles to keep members meaningfully engaged? Have the members lost energy? Is fundraising a struggle? Then please join us for an interactive webinar on common board challenges. Learn what obstacles boards typically face as they work towards sustaining the mission of the organization that they serve. Bring your questions to the meeting and leave with practical ideas to help your board get back on track.

Our guest is Stuart Comstock-Gay, President & CEO of the Vermont Community Foundation located in Middlebury Vermont.  Karen Schneider, a Community and Leadership Development specialist with the University of Vermont Extension,moderate the session.

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