Boards need orientation and professional development tailored to their unique mission and size
“Exceptional boards orient new trustees and make professional development for all trustees an essential part of board operations.” - Donna Orem
Nothing in our everyday lives fully prepares us for the unique roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit or school Board. It is a volunteer position with significant responsibilities. There are legal implications. And particularly in smaller organizations, there is a lot of work to be done.
Board workshops and retreats can address issues such as:
Becoming a more strategically-focused Board
Understanding roles and responsibilities
Addressing role confusion between the Board and the Executive Director
“In my past experiences, I have been uncertain about ‘what’ a consultant might be able to do to engage Board members. Dr. Carroll focuses on the ‘how’ of engagement. This focus allowed us to know how to effectively engage with one another once the consultation was over.” -Board Member and School Administrator, The Lab School of Baltimore