Actions and Detail Panel
BWB Governance 101: "Get on Board: Voyage to Powerful Board Governance"
Sat, October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT
BOARDS WITH BRAINS is SVP’s open-to-all nonprofit governance education series. Join us for our 2017 trainings, like this one: You've joined a board because you believe in its mission and you want to use your special skillset to make the organization stronger. This session teaches you how to practically use your skills to be a powerful and informed board director
About this Session:
You've joined a board because you believe in its mission and you want to use your special skillset to make the organization stronger. But, how do you practically do that? In this session you will learn how to be a conscientious board director who understands your role in relationship to the organization. Through understanding the fundamentals of board governance, you will be better positioned to contribute your skills in a way that is valued by the organization.
Attendees of this session can expect to:
- Explore the difference between nonprofit and corporate boards
- Recognize the different committees that make up a board and their responsibilities
- Understand the time commitment for a board director
- Better define your role as a board director and understand how you differ from a staff member
- Recieve learning tools to help you navigate your new role as a board director
About our Presenter:
Nikki Rashada McCord is the founder of McCord Consulting Group and has been in the governmental affairs, business consulting, and board development fields for over a decade. She has had a notable career which began as the Senior Director of Communications & Legislative Affairs at Scofes & Associates Consulting, Inc. She was then asked by former Michigan Governor, Jennifer Granholm, to join her legislative team as the Legislative Advisor for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Most recently, Ms. McCord has worked on educational and labor policy at the Colorado General Assembly. She has consulted with organizations looking to implement organizational change from Board engagement to recruitment of minority employees that is culturally competent and supportive.
About SVP's Boards with Brains series:
SVP Boulder County believes strong nonprofits deliver better results. For our nonprofits to be wildly successful, we believe strong leaders – both staff and board – help create adept organizations. Our Boards with Brains professional development series was designed with that in mind. We’ve got a variety of nonprofit leadership topics, as well as ‘tracks’ and levels to help attendees identify which sessions suit them best.
Our per-session fee is a below-market $40. Individuals or organizations can purchase a transferable, 8-punch pass (giving you a $10 discount on each ticket), and, each session also includes a limited number of scholarship slots (just ask).
Please note, SVP closes registration two days prior to each session and all attendees are asked to register in advance. Day-of drop in participants should understand there may not be space to accomodate them, or sufficient quantities of session materials available. They will be expected to pay on site with a credit card (please note, scholarship and 8-pack pricing is not valid for drop-in attendees).
Find the full roster of 2017 Boards with Brains sessions on this page of our website.