Engaging and Sustaining Your
NAF Advisory Board
Presenters
Dr. Jeanne Friedman, Academy Development Director
Mr. Steve Bro...
#nafnext
The Students
#nafnext
Session’s Objectives
By the end of this session, attendees should
better understand:
1. Types of support Advisory...
#nafnext
3:00
Clock Buddies
Introduce yourself and ask your
clock buddy…
1. Are you currently volunteering or have
you eve...
#nafnext
What the End Game Looks Like
#nafnext
Advisory Board Development Path
ENVISION & DESIGN - Year One
#nafnext
Advisory Board Development Path
ENVISION & DESIGN - Year One
People
Academy Design Team
Advisory Board
Processes
...
#nafnext
Advisory Board Development Path, cont.
FORM – Year One
“How will we work best together as an Advisory Board?”
STA...
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Advisory Board Development Path, cont.
FORM – Year One
“How will we work best together as an Advisory Board?”
STA...
#nafnext
Advisory Board Development Path, cont.
DEVELOP – Year 2
People
Advisory Board and Academy Team
Processes
Begin fi...
#nafnext
Advisory Board Development Path, cont.
GROWTH – Years 3-4
People
Advisory Board and Academy Team
Processes
Begin ...
#nafnext
6:00
Clock Buddies
Introduce yourself and ask your clock
buddy…
What would compel an Advisory Board
member to ful...
#nafnext
Sustainability
Years 1,2,3,4, 4+
Eureka!
The Five R’s for Sustainability
1. Renewal
2. Reward
3. Recognition
4. R...
#nafnext
Businesses are always about bottom line.
Businesses are accustomed
to dealing with an end product.
A business w...
#nafnext
9:00
Clock Buddies
Introduce yourself and ask your clock
buddy…
What are ways to ensure that advisory
board membe...
#nafnext
Sustaining Advisory Board Members
When advisory board members are
engaged, sustainability will prevail.
Remember ...
#nafnext
Challenges
#nafnext
Guiding Questions
• How do the AB Chair and Academy Director communicate
regularly between AB meetings?
• How can...
#nafnext
12:00
Clock Buddies
Introduce yourself and ask your
clock buddy…
How can you ensure continuity
from active busine...
#nafnext
Advisory Board Requirements Threaded
Throughout the Academy Assessment
Advisory Board strategic actions threaded ...
#nafnext
Evidence Binder and/or Folder
Examples of materials and information for Evidence Binders:
AB members spending ti...
#nafnext
Next Steps
Connect with your peers and access resources on the
Advisory Board Support for Sustainability Forum o...
#nafnext
APPRECIATION
Preparing and presenting for today’s
session was our pleasure; thank you for
attending and participa...
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Learn how to sustain advisory board members’ enthusiasm, commitment and passion through the five R’s: renewal, reward, recognition, recommitment and
results. Learn about the types of support advisory board members provide and how advisory board requirements are threaded through the NAF academy assessment.
Presenters: Doris Bodnar, The Bodnar Group, Steve Brown and Jeanne Friedman, National Academy Foundation

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Engaging and Sustaining Your Advisory Board

  1. 1. Engaging and Sustaining Your NAF Advisory Board Presenters Dr. Jeanne Friedman, Academy Development Director Mr. Steve Brown, Academy Development Director Members of NAF’s Southeast Regional Team Doris Bodnar, RFC The Bodnar Group ABLC Charter Member
  2. 2. #nafnext The Students
  3. 3. #nafnext Session’s Objectives By the end of this session, attendees should better understand: 1. Types of support Advisory Board members provide in developing and sustaining an academy 2. How Advisory Board requirements are threaded throughout the Academy Assessment 3. Materials for Evidence Binders
  4. 4. #nafnext 3:00 Clock Buddies Introduce yourself and ask your clock buddy… 1. Are you currently volunteering or have you ever volunteered with any organization? 2. Were you an active volunteer? 3. What did you get out of it?
  5. 5. #nafnext What the End Game Looks Like
  6. 6. #nafnext Advisory Board Development Path ENVISION & DESIGN - Year One
  7. 7. #nafnext Advisory Board Development Path ENVISION & DESIGN - Year One People Academy Design Team Advisory Board Processes Visioning, Planning, and Trust Building Note: Research should be conducted during visioning and planning Activities Recruiting, Orientating, and Team Building Tools AB Manual, PowerPoint and Multimedia Presentations, AB Story Map, AB Thank You Letter of Support
  8. 8. #nafnext Advisory Board Development Path, cont. FORM – Year One “How will we work best together as an Advisory Board?” START - Year One “This is how we plan to help the academy students.”
  9. 9. #nafnext Advisory Board Development Path, cont. FORM – Year One “How will we work best together as an Advisory Board?” START - Year One “This is how we plan to help the academy students.” People Academy Team and Advisory Board Processes Reporting Out and Making Decisions Engaging by forming AB committees Activities Advisory Board Recruitment Event Student Recruitment Planning and Implementation Goal Clarification: Strategic Planning and Budgeting Tools WIIFMs and Suggested By-Laws with AB By-laws Template
  10. 10. #nafnext Advisory Board Development Path, cont. DEVELOP – Year 2 People Advisory Board and Academy Team Processes Begin finding paid internships Engaging by attending NAF conferences Activities Professional Development for AB members, Teachers, Directors, and Administrators Goal Clarification: Student Input, Fundraising, Articulation Agreements Tools Resource link on www.naf.org
  11. 11. #nafnext Advisory Board Development Path, cont. GROWTH – Years 3-4 People Advisory Board and Academy Team Processes Begin finding paid internships Engage by attending NAF conferences Activities Professional Development for AB members, Teachers, Directors, and Administrators Goal Clarification: Student Input, Fundraising, Articulation Agreements Tools Resource link on www.naf.org
  12. 12. #nafnext 6:00 Clock Buddies Introduce yourself and ask your clock buddy… What would compel an Advisory Board member to fully engage and be accountable rather than serving as a “visitor?”
  13. 13. #nafnext Sustainability Years 1,2,3,4, 4+ Eureka! The Five R’s for Sustainability 1. Renewal 2. Reward 3. Recognition 4. Recommitment 5. Results
  14. 14. #nafnext Businesses are always about bottom line. Businesses are accustomed to dealing with an end product. A business will influence and improve the product to ensure it’s a winner. Do you realize NAF Advisory Boards function somewhat like a business… with its bottom line being student achievement?
  15. 15. #nafnext 9:00 Clock Buddies Introduce yourself and ask your clock buddy… What are ways to ensure that advisory board members leave Board meetings and events feeling that their contributions were valued?
  16. 16. #nafnext Sustaining Advisory Board Members When advisory board members are engaged, sustainability will prevail. Remember the Five Rs
  17. 17. #nafnext Challenges
  18. 18. #nafnext Guiding Questions • How do the AB Chair and Academy Director communicate regularly between AB meetings? • How can you ensure continuity from active business partner companies if an employee must leave the AB? • How can the AB raise money and/or develop resources to support/sustain the academy?
  19. 19. #nafnext 12:00 Clock Buddies Introduce yourself and ask your clock buddy… How can you ensure continuity from active business partner companies if the employee/Board member must leave the AB or current employment?
  20. 20. #nafnext Advisory Board Requirements Threaded Throughout the Academy Assessment Advisory Board strategic actions threaded throughout the other three Academy Assessment elements: Element 1: Academy Development  1.3.b: Data Review  1.4.a: Academy Leadership Structure Element III: Curriculum and Instruction  3.3.a: Sufficient Academic Support Element IV: Work Based Learning (WBL) 4.2.a: Compensated Internships 4.2.b: Support with Logistical and Organizational needs
  21. 21. #nafnext Evidence Binder and/or Folder Examples of materials and information for Evidence Binders: AB members spending time directly supporting academy students and teachers AB members providing help AB preparing a yearly Strategic Plan that includes resource development strategies AB conducting fund-raising events or other activities to provide financial resources to the academy such as scholarships, compensated internships, travel costs, etc. By-laws showing succession strategy
  22. 22. #nafnext Next Steps Connect with your peers and access resources on the Advisory Board Support for Sustainability Forum on the NAF Online Community Forum: http://naf.org/community Ensure there is an AB Roster and AB by-laws showing a succession plan and a resource fund-raising plan Involve your AB in completing the Academy Assessment Download a blank version of the Academy Assessment (2012-13) Sign-up for the e-College course: “Building an AB that Really Works” Contact your Regional NAF Team Members with questions and requests for additional support as well as ABLC members
  23. 23. #nafnext APPRECIATION Preparing and presenting for today’s session was our pleasure; thank you for attending and participating. Materials and PP will be on the NAF community forum at http://naf.org/community.
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