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Building BOLD Boards: Board Training for Board Members

Would you like to be a part of a more effective Board? Many non-profit board members discover the reality of board service is different from what they expected, but it doesn't have to be that way. The LEAD Institute is again offering a workshop for Board Members. The training is a dynamic combination of lecture and discussion with a focus on best practices based on feedback from major Atlanta foundations. In this training session, you will gain a clearer understanding of a Board Member's responsibilities, as well as how Board Members can be more effective in this role. The Board training by LEAD was an excellent investment of time for my board. The interactive discussions and exercises created a wonderful learning environment for our board. The training is frequently referred to during board meetings as we work toward making Gilgal the best it can be. Thank you for the quality training! -Val Cater, Executive Director

We’re all successful business people. Why do we need board training?”

Jon Naphin, Board Chair of LaAmistad, responds: “As a non-profit board member, you offer your time, talent and treasure to a typically under-resourced and short-staffed organization whose purpose and environment is sharply different from what we experience as ‘successful business people’.
In addition to clarifying those differences, an important lesson of this training was to understand how & where I could best add value without becoming over-involved in the day-to-day operations. I have asked each of our board members to attend this training.” The workshop is January 26 from 9am to 3pm with lunch included. Cost is $95 per person, but there is an early enrollment rate of $75 per person if you sign up and pay by January 5. The session is at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. To maximize the value of the interactions, the session is limited to 18 people. If you are interested, email Chris York at chris@leadatl.org or call him at 404-502-3314. Kevin Monroe will again lead this workshop. Kevin is part of the LEAD Institute faculty and also heads X Factor Consulting, a local firm that equips organizations (and their boards) to produce extraordinary results. He provides training, consulting, and coaching to non-profit boards both locally and nationally. Some of the local organizations he has served include the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children and Clifton Sanctuary Ministries (both LEAD graduates). Nationally, he has worked with groups including the Meals on Wheels Association of America, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.