Coaching the Board President - Tips for the president include: 1) mission drift, 2) governing docs, 3) strategic direction, 4) board orientation, 5) transparency, 6) authority (who speaks), 7) executive sessions, 8) maintaining focus, 9) president's message (turn it in on time!) and 10) policies; from the Robert C. Harris NonProfit Center.
Dialog Between the Incoming Chair and Exec. Director - Format for an effective dialog between the incoming board chair/president and the chief staff person - 15 questions to discuss; formatted so key issues are not overlooked; from the Robert C. Harris NonProfit Center.
President, VP and Past Pres Role Distinctions - Understanding the distinctions of the chief elected officer, VP and past president. Tool for understanding and potentially delegating roles to these key positions; from the Robert C. Harris NonProfit Center.
Board Orientation - example video on board orientation from the Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Webinars & ACCE U Resources
Chamber 101: Introducing the Work of Chambers of Commerce - In this foundational 8-part eCourse series, twelve chamber practitioners offer a broad stroke presentation that highlights the work of chambers. This online course is designed to both work in tandem with chamber staff and board orientation programming, while offering a flexible training tool. Log in to view price and to purchase.