San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
For a charter school to succeed, it must have a board that is committed to the school's mission, possesses substantial leadership skills and expertise, sets policy that guides the charter school’s work, and evaluates both the charter school and itself with an eye toward continuous improvement.
Just-In-Time Board Orientation for Charter Schools will provide a clear, crisp picture of board member responsibilities in policy development, strategic planning, fiduciary duties, fundraising, and oversight functions. This session will provide information, tools and techniques needed to bring board members up to speed quickly. It will increase their confidence and their productivity in board and committee meetings right from the start. As a result, board members will be better able to “hit the ground running.” Just-in-Time Board Orientation will be helpful to prospective board members to assist them in making an informed decision about whether to join the board of a charter school. The session can also help current board leaders re-focus their efforts.
Who Should Attend:
Charter school board members especially new board members, prospective board members, individuals thinking of joining a charter school board and looking for an effective way to find out what board service entails; charter school executive staff leaders; chairpersons of board nominating, governance, and training and development committees.
Frank Martinelli has over 35 years of work, training and consulting experience with a variety of nonprofit and public sector organizations. He is president of the Center for Public Skills Training where he specializes in strategic planning, governing board development, volunteer management, and community partnership and alliance building. Since 1976 over 25,000 professional staff, board and other volunteer leaders have benefited from Frank's practical, results-oriented training and consultation.
Frank has worked extensively with school boards of traditional public, charter public and private schools and is the author of "Creating Effective Charter School Governing Boards" and "How Community-Based Organizations Can Start Charter Schools", a guide to assist nonprofit organizations in the design and launch of charter schools. Learn more about Frank's work here.