March 26, 2019 under Posts
The Center for Leadership Development at FPWA completed its inaugural BoardWorks: Board Development Training on March 20 with a closing session and 6-month check-in to gauge progress.
Launched in fall 2018, BoardWorks is a training program for nonprofit leaders and their board members. Utilizing a cohort model, staff and board members explored strategies for successfully engaging in a cohesive unit and worked toward creating and implementing board action plans guided by social justice values that incorporated vision for long-term social change.
BoardWorks sessions addressed topics including:
In addition to full-group sessions, BoardWorks participants worked one-on-one with a coach to address nuanced organizational & board issues to advance their work.
Organizations represented in the cohort were:
Congratulations to the participants! We are proud of the ways your engagement with your boards has evolved as a result of this work.
“All aspects have been equally beneficial and have given us a sold foundation for continued board development.” Rev. Dr. Patricia Sealy, CEO, Children’s Haven: A Place of Healing & Hope, Inc.
“The personal stories and the tools the facilitator provided to help move us to the next level [have been the most beneficial to our board].” June Andrews-Henderson, Board Member, Allen Women’s Resource Center
“The aspect of BoardWorks that has been most beneficial to my board is the entire training. It has made things clear [as] to what and how we need to run the [organization]. Alan White, Executive Director, Holcombe Rucker Community League, Inc.
“Feeling empowered!” Ernest Booth, Board Member, Children’s Haven: A Place of Healing & Hope, Inc.
For more information about CLD, please contact Program Manager Nakia Johnson.