Let’s be honest…volunteer board work is rewarding. It makes you feel good being apart of a cause that supports your community or special interest. Plus, being on a board super stokes your resume and helps you build skills that may be difficult to hone within your workplace. On the flipside, board work is often mired with personal agendas, awkward team dynamics, and a seemingly endless amount of work. Much of the downsides to board work is due to the constant turnover in board membership. This churn is then exaggerated because people don’t always have the best experiences, so retention and continuity are added to the problem list. One way to lessen this conundrum is orienting your board with an onboarding system that not only orients new board members but also refreshes the rules and wise practices for those staying on. Because we’ve often been brought in to “fix” people challenges on a board, we’ve built a board mastery series that helps your board work together better, establishes expectations, and sets agreements on how you will work through diversity, conflict, and decision-making.
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Our Board Mastery service is a virtual or in-person facilitated meeting series where you direct the rules of engagement at the board table. This way, you are making the rules up together building in ownership, reinforcement, and commitment to the board rules and protocols that guide your success as you steward the resources and direction for your important cause.