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Slides for workshop presented March 15, 2012, at American Bar Association's Bar Leadership Institute in Chicago. Online handout supporting this workshop can be found at ...

Slides for workshop presented March 15, 2012, at American Bar Association's Bar Leadership Institute in Chicago. Online handout supporting this workshop can be found at http://boardpresidents.wikispaces.com/

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Making the Most of Your Board Making the Most of Your Board Presentation Transcript

  • Making the most of your board Dr. Debra Beck 2012 Bar Leadership Institute March 15 - Chicago
  • Your essential roles Focusing the agenda Facilitating Board Modeling continual President leadership learning Engaging members
  • Focusing the agendaO Why it’s important: O You help board set the agenda – literal and cultural O You focus board attention, activity O You engage them in meaningful ways View slide
  • Focusing the agendaO What it looks like: O Identified board priorities O Meetings centered on governance roles O Focused on questions, not reports O Broad member participation View slide
  • Implications for your board?
  • Modeling LeadershipO Why it’s important: O You act as lead mission steward O You model commitment O You share leadership, prepar e successor
  • Modeling LeadershipO What it looks like: O Holding them – and yourself – accountable O Sharing leadership O Leading engaged meetings O Maintaining mission focus O Articulating your own commitment
  • Implications for your board?
  • Engaging board membersO Why it’s important: O Facilitates group success O Fosters productivity O Values, engages diversity O Builds commitment O Engages brains & hearts O Creates enthusiasm
  • Engaging board membersO What it looks like: O Meetings focused on: O Mission O Governance roles O Big questions O Shared leadership O Connection to personal motivators O Acknowledged successes
  • Implications for your board?
  • Continual learningO Why it’s important: O What you need to know to govern effectively (mission & roles) O Building overall capacity O Expanding knowledge for decision making O Generating member interest
  • Continual learningO What it looks like: O Two learning needs: O Mission area & board roles O Based on member needs O Every meeting=learning experience (70:20:10) O Peer learning, shared expertise
  • Implications for your board?
  • Questions?
  • Contact:Email: debrabeck@boardlearning.orgTwitter: @npmavenBlog: www.boardlearning.orgFacebook:www.facebook.com/boardlearningOnline handout:http://boardpresidents.wikispaces.com