April 10, 2021

Sharing Leadership: The Board/Staff Partnership

Description
Certain challenges are inherent as board and staff work together to build strong and productive relationships. Boards work best when they focus on setting policy and strategy, not on administration.
This workshop provides guidance on how to distinguish between shaping policy and hands-on management. It will help executive directors and board members clarify the board’s role and strengthen its capacity to govern.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand the roles of the board and the staff, and the factors that influence the relationships between the executive and the board
• Gain insights about how to cultivate an effective board/staff partnership to advance your organization’s mission
• Discuss, clarify and support realistic expectations for your board and staff to creative a more cohesive and effective working partnership
• Have a strong foundation for positive organizational culture by cultivating greater capacity for open and honest communication between the executive and the board of directors

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