The combination of Board and Staff working in full alignment and harmony can be a force for positive change, success, joy, resilience and sustainability. When the opposite is the case we see trouble: frustration, mutual distrust, a waste of energy and other resources and little chance of the organization fulfilling its mission and staying the course. This seminar explored what makes for good boards.
This seminar has ended. We invite you to review the resources, discussion and daily summaries. Read a full summary of the seminar.
Welcome to Dream Teams: Bringing boards and staff together for organizational success. You can participate in this seminar on your own time, whenever it is convenient for you. Log in anytime from October 11-21 to check in on the discussion and share your ideas. You will also receive daily summaries by email. This event is presented by the USAID-funded Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) project.
The purpose of this seminar is to help organizations and their boards align around critical practices that will lay the foundation for a productive relationship; a relationship that enhances rather that distracts; a relationship that ensures the best positive future for the organization; and a relationship that adds value to all stakeholders.
This seminar hopes to bring senior staff and board members together so that the conversation started here can continue and lead to new insights. Such insights we hope will lead in their turn to a new-found pride in working together towards a common goal and, where needed, the establishment of new procedures or processes that will facilitate synergies and the joyful fulfillment of duty. It is our intention that we will learn together and in doing so, set the stage for continued productive relationships.
The seminar refers to the e-book Leaders Who Govern. The book is too comprehensive for a two week seminar and so we have selected key sections that refer to the ‘nuts-and-bolts’ of getting a Board to be effective and efficient while steering clear of micromanaging staff or second guessing them.
To provide boards and staff with the tools and insights to foster productive relationships for organizational success.
At the end of the seminar participants will be able to:
- Identify areas for Board Governance improvement;
- Find relevant tools and other resources to plan and implement at least one change related to Board recruitment, orientation, education & development, performance evaluation and risk governance.
Please join us for this lively online discussion – we look forward to learning together!