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, President, National Association of Independent Schools
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. There is often minimal school board training. And particularly in small schools, there is a lot of work to be done.
Acies Strategies approaches board professional development with great respect and admiration for the strengths and gifts that board members bring. We understand that for most board members, board service is a significant time commitment. We provide meaningful, relevant, hands-on training that provides information not only about what board members should be focusing on and doing, but also how to accomplish their governance responsibilities.
We provide insights into how effective board members accomplish the "3 right's."
Through the Building Better School Boards series of workshops, we provide online, synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities for individuals and whole boards. With 15 topics across the 3 right's categories (shown above), there are opportunities for boards to target their desired areas of need.
Upcoming FREE Webinar: 3 Keys to a Strategic Board Thursday, January 21st from 3-4 pm EST
"Brooke has a strong, experienced grasp of the challenges and solutions for non-profit boards. The [Building Better School Board] sessions are well-planned, collaborative and stimulate deep discussions among members." Anne B., school founder and board member
"Building Better School Boards is a great program. Very useful for new board members and getting oriented to their new responsibilities but also useful for experienced board members to further reinforce good practices and also gain new insights on new trends or practices." Mary C., board member
"Brooke has a depth of knowledge about independent schools and healthy board governance. Our board has benefited tremendously from her wisdom!" Chris K., Head of School