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February 4 @ 4:00 pm - February 25 @ 5:00 pm


$80 Members of the WVNPA!

Four 60-minute webinars, Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

Whether you’re just stepping into this leadership role or are a seasoned board leader, this training will help you be more effective in your role. You’ll learn how to bring your best leaderful self to the board chair role, artfully facilitate meetings that net results, and improve the leadership work of the board as a whole.

Leading a group of governance volunteers can be challenging as well as rewarding. Serving as the chair of the board is not a role for the uninspired and undecided. In this course, participants will learn about the chair’s responsibility in strengthening and improving the leadership work of the board as a whole.

This course is a great primer for new board chairs and an excellent refresher for more seasoned board members! Whether you’re a current chair, chair-elect, or head up a committee, this workshop covers leadership skills every board member needs. Topics include: leadership characteristics of effective board leaders, key relationships in and out of the board room, your leadership legacy, facilitating meetings that matter, and ways to engage individual board members.

At the end, you’ll have tips and tools to help you start your term with confidence and enthusiasm!

Learning Outcomes:

You will leave with:

  • A better understanding of the board chair’s responsibility in strengthening the work of the board as a whole.
  • Strategies that can help you lead more effectively as a board chair.
  • Ways to more effectively structure board meetings and engage individual board members at meetings.

Who Should Attend: Board Members, incoming Board Chairs, other committee chairs, and Executive Directors are encouraged to attend

Sessions take place Thursdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Pacific Time (4:00 pm EST).


Part 1: What Kind of a Leader are You?
Thursday, February 4, 2021 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST 

  • The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Leadership – What’s Important Now
  • Characteristics of Great Board Leaders –How do You Measure Up?
  • Your North Star – What Will Your Legacy Be?

 Part 2: What’s Your Job as Board Chair?
Thursday, February 11, 2021 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST

  • Common Mistakes and Frustrations
  • The Do’s and Don’t’s of Effective Chairmanship
  • How to Make the Most of Key Relationships, including the Board Chair – ED partnership

Part 3: Meetings that Matter
Thursday, February 18, 2021 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST

  • The Bone structure: A Masterful Agenda, Meeting Mechanics, Strategic Information, Ways to Evaluate Meetings
  • Shaping Powerful Questions that generate great discussion

 Part 4: Presiding vs Facilitating 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST

  • How to Develop Facilitative Leadership
  • Communication Tips for Effective Listeners
  • The people side of things – managing meeting dynamics and conflict

All sessions will be recorded and the recording will be available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials.

Price: $160 (WVNPA Members pay $80)
West Virginia Nonprofit Association members receive 50% off when placing their order.
Email for the discount code.


February 4 @ 4:00 pm
February 25 @ 5:00 pm
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