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NDANO offers live in-person and online learning opportunities for nonprofits, often with partners. Members receive discounted rates on all NDANO events. All times are Central unless otherwise indicated.

Do you have a learning opportunity or event for North Dakota nonprofits to add to our calendar? Email NDANO with the details.

The Role of the Board Chair

Four Thursdays starting Jan. 30 from 2-3 p.m. CT
Partner Webinar Series
The Role of the Board Chair

Presenter: Washington Nonprofits
Cost: $80 for NDANO members; $160 for nonmembers

Leading a group of governance volunteers can be challenging as well as rewarding. Serving as the chair of the board is not a role for the uninspired and undecided. In this webinar series, participants will learn about the chair's responsibility in strengthening and improving the leadership work of the board as a whole.

This course is a great primer for new board chairs and excellent refresher for more seasoned board members! Whether you're a current chair, chair-elect or head up a committee, this webinar series covers leadership skills every board member's needs. Topics include leadership characteristics of effective board leaders, key relationships in and out of the board room, your leadership legacy, facilitating meetings that matter, and ways to engage individual board members.

Board members, incoming board chairs, other committee chairs, and executive directors are encouraged to attend.

You will leave with:
--A better understanding of the board chair's responsibility in strengthening the work of the board as a whole.
--Strategies that can help you lead more effectively as a board chair.
--Ways to more effectively structure board meetings and engage individual board members at meetings.


Part 1: What Kind of Leader are You? (Jan. 30)
--The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Leadership – What's Important Now
--Characteristics of Great Board Leaders – How Do You Measure Up?
--Your North Star – What Will Your Legacy Be?

Part 2: What's Your Job as Board Chair? (Feb. 6)
--Common Mistakes and Frustrations
--The Do's and Dont's of Effective Chairmanship
--How to Make the Most of Key Relationships, including the Board Chair – ED Partnership

Part 3: Meetings that Matter (Feb. 13)
--The Bone Structure: A Masterful Agenda, Meeting Mechanics, Strategic Information, Ways to Evaluate Meetings
--Shaping Powerful Questions that Generate Great dDscussion

Part 4: Presiding vs Facilitating (Feb. 20)
--How to Develop Facilitative Leadership
--Communication Tips for Effective Listeners
--The People Side of Things – Managing Meeting Dynamics and Conflict

Amanda Madorno is a leadership coach, consultant and planning facilitator who helps nonprofit leaders and their teams drive personal and organizational change. After many years in the nonprofit sector as a fundraiser and executive, Amanda began consulting in 1994 and incorporated Roam Consulting LLC in 2001. Her firm focuses on helping leaders build the skills they need to lead with excellence, successfully navigate change and create productive teams. She believes emotional intelligence is the cornerstone of leadership excellence and is certified EQ practitioner.