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RDO Board Members: Becoming a Stronger Advocate for the RDO


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This presentation was delivered at NADO's Annual Training Conference, held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 9-12, 2017.

What is your role as a board member? How can you support the RDO and the executive director to insure longevity and sustainability? What is the balance between leading and micro-managing? What information do you need from the RDO leadership to best communicate to local business, the community and the local governments? What is your role in providing outreach to the RDO’s various audiences? Learn how to be the best board member you can be during this interactive Learning Lab.

Monica Scamardo, President, Variate, Round Rock, TX
Sponsored by Three Rivers Planning and Development District

Published in: Government & Nonprofit
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RDO Board Members: Becoming a Stronger Advocate for the RDO

  1. 1. Becoming A Stronger Advocate for the RDO Dr. Monica Scamardo
  2. 2. What is Your Legacy
  3. 3. Board Member Roles • Establish Policy • Create Partnerships • Support the Vision • Oversee Financial Integrity of Organization • Participate Responsibly • Organizational Commitment Taken from: NADO Regional Council Self-Assmt & Resource Toolkit
  4. 4. 4 Best Practices to Advocate for the RDO 1. Have a Passion for & Make Decisions Based on the Mission/Purpose of the Org 2. Contribute Strategically at Meetings & Engage Between Meetings 3. Build Trusted Relationships 4. Communicate How the Organization Creates Value
  5. 5. personal core values What do you want your board legacy to be?
  6. 6. A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one. The choices we make about the lives we live determine the kinds of legacies we leave. Dr. Monica Scamardo 512.914.6484