Board members are the behind-the-scenes leaders of non-profit
organizations, but a majority of nonprofit organizations
struggle to engage their board members effectively.
This training will introduce Together SC’s Guiding Principles and Best Practices for nonprofits and provide some specific tools to help you improve your board’s performance.
About the trainer: Ellen is Principal of Optimal Performance, a leadership and organization development consulting firm whose clients include private, non-profit and public-sector organizations. Her passion is to help nonprofit boards of directors improve their governance practices and thereby improve the overall effectiveness of the nonprofit organization.
In her role as consultant, Ellen has conducted numerous workshops and board retreats using Together SC’s Guiding Principles and Best Practices. Ellen’s background includes more than 30 years of experience in leadership and organizational development and she has held a number of positions as an internal and external consultant. Ellen has designed and delivered customized training programs in a variety of topics throughout North America and Europe.
Ellen has worked on both sides of nonprofit organizations in various leadership positions both as staff and board member. She brings these experiences and perspectives to her work with nonprofits.
SCACED Members: $75
Non-SCACED Members: $150
SCACED members receive discounted tickets to CDI education programs. Interested in membership? Visit scaced.org/member-benefits.
Community Development Institute (CDI):
CDI is an initiative of SCACED which offers professional organizations and their staff an opportunity to build skills, learn from peers and connect to existing state, regional and national resources. We offer structured training sessions throughout the year and cover a broad range of topics.
Organizer of Your Board of Directors: Governing with Excellence
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