Date & Time: Thursday, June 3, 2021, 12:00pm-1:30pm CST and Thursday, June 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm CST
Investment: $89 KSNPC Members w/code
Investment: $139 Not-yet-members
$40 off additional registrations from the same team (applies to members and nonmembers)
The Board Chair-Chief Executive partnership is arguably the single most important relationship in any nonprofit organization. Yet this relationship is often challenged by differing understanding of roles, leadership turnover, personalities, and a lack of good communication.
In today’s complex world, the ability of the Board President and Executive Director to work in alignment has become paramount. If this relationship doesn’t work, it quickly detracts from everything else…mission, strategy, program, and impact. Too often we are content to accept an “ok” relationship rather than investing the time to build a stronger partnership that will advance the mission and strengthen the organization. It’s time to make this a priority.
By the end of this interactive two-part session, you will learn:
- Key elements and proven outcomes of a constructive partnership
- How to move from a good relationship to a great relationship
- The importance of this relationship to overall Board-staff relations
- How to disagree and still serve as a strong leadership team
- The integral connection between this partnership and Board culture
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for teams including board leaders and CEOs/executive directors. Board presidents and chairs as well as emerging Board leaders and officers are invited to attend along with their organizations’ executive directors. Save on team registrations!
Participants will receive login instructions in the registration confirmation email as well as in reminder emails that will be sent one day and one hour prior to each session in the series.
Both sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be made available to all registered participants for 30 days after the event. Participants who are unable to attend will have access to all materials.
Susan Meier, Principal at Susan Meier and Associates, LLC and Senior Governance Consultant with BoardSource
Susan brings over 30 years of governance and nonprofit experience to her work. From 2004 through 2011, Susan served as the vice president of consulting and training for BoardSource, the nation’s premier governance resource for nonprofit organizations. She works collaboratively with nonprofit executives and board leadership to identify governance challenges and opportunities and to implement proven strategies to address a broad array of governance issues.
Susan works with all types and sizes of nonprofit organizations from charities to associations to foundations who are advancing their missions in the U.S. and around the world. Much of her work has focused on increasing board engagement, the board/staff partnership, and addressing culture and dynamics in the boardroom. Specifically, she engages boards in a deeper understanding of roles and responsibilities, strategic and generative thinking, governance structures, concrete ways to maximize board meetings, and leadership transitions.
In addition, Susan has served on a number of boards of directors and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Ripon College Board of Trustees where she graduated cum laude. She has served as guest faculty for the Kellogg School of Management Nonprofit Executive Education program, American University, and George Washington University. And, she is the author of the BoardSource publication The Board-Building Cycle: Finding, Engaging, and Strengthening Nonprofit Board Members, Third Edition.