$200 – $350

Behavior-Based Interviewing for Active, Engaged Nonprofit Board Members

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4031 University Drive

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Fairfax, VA 22030

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When you hire staff, you know that no hire is better than a bad hire


The same goes for your board members


Bring on board members who go the extra mile for your organization

Have you enlisted new board members with an interest in your cause and great professional experience ⁠— only to find that they did not pull their weight? Have you concluded that boards are bound to include some low performing members?

It's possible to seat an entire board with motivated, comitted members - if you master the principles of behavior-based Interviewing.

Behavior-based interviewing is an extremely effective technique for assessing the fit of high-commitment volunteers including volunteer board members. The method is demonstrated to lower volunteer drop out rates and raise the average volunteer time commitment. This form of screening also increases the likelihood that the individuals you bring onto your board will be reliable, collaborative and willing to meet expectations.


In this workshop, you will learn how to:

• Get clear on the competencies needed for an active, enaged board

• Craft behavior-based interview questions that screen for each competency

• Learn when to incorporate behavior-based questions – and when to retain traditional questions

• Address a candidate's "EQ," or emotional maturity

• Maintain objectivity while assessing candidates

• Accept or reject a board candidate with confidence


Behavior-based interviewing brings results:

This workshop is taught by Elisa Kosarin, CVA, and volunteer engagement expert who mastered the behavior-based interview method while recruiting and screening volunteers for a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program.

Using this interview method, Elisa's program experienced a decrease in volunteer drop outs from 25% to 2%, and an increase in volunteers remaining 5 years or longer from 29% to 48%. Wouldn’t you like to see similar outcomes for your Board?


Spaces are limited. Claim your spot today!*

*Your registration fee includes a pdf copy of the slide deck, a behavior-based interview "cheat sheet" and 20-minute follow up call with your organization.


This workshop is modeted on the Twenty Hats behavior-based training offered to volunteer managers. Here's what past participants say:

The workshop was fantastic, a few of us afterwards were talking about how helpful it was. I already have ideas about how to make my future interviews better based on what we did at your workshop. Thank you for hosting it.

— Geoffrey Cohrs, Docent Coordinator, Smithsonian American Art Museum

I highly recommend Elisa’s Behavior-Based Interview Workshop to any volunteer manager (or staff!) out there. I have been interviewing volunteers for nearly a decade, but am always interested in learning new methods for old ways. I was blown away with the simple strategy for incorporating behavior-based questions into my interviews and loved the hands on work of creating questions using a real position description. The workshop was practical and productive and Elisa is a great facilitator!

— Abbey Earich, Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Coordinator

This workshop improved our interviewing techniques significantly and has already shown great results in identifying quality volunteer candidates. The workshop was engaging, with both general information on the techniques and work-shopping for your specific museum and challenges all built in. I highly recommend it.

— Maggie Sigle, Volunteer Coordinator

I really enjoyed this workshop. The Behavior-Based methodology makes you take another look at not only at how you interview, but how you are writing position descriptions, advertisements, and more. We have already begun utilizing this tool for our volunteer interviews. It is both fun and challenging to develop and we can already see an increase in the quality of answers we are receiving in our interviews. Thanks, Elisa!

– Lisa Marie Porter, CVA, Volunteer Manager

Our team is really glad we attended the Behavior-Based Interview Workshop with Elisa in November. She was so engaging and did a great job involving everyone in the workshop so you really felt like you were figuring out a strategy that was tailored to your own unique organization. We left feeling inspired and supported with new interview techniques we can’t wait to use!

–Brianna Rosettie, Visitor Experience Manager

The training had a great atmosphere that made learning the material quite easy. The information provided was definitely helpful so that our museum will continue to be more strategic about how our museum utilizes volunteers and setting up clear expectations.

—Sharyl Pahe, Interpretive Services Manager



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