How To Be a Great Board Chair

Webinar Date
May 30, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
Land Trust Alliance
Cynthia Winter, Cheryl Fox, Wendy Whitson
About This Webinar

​​Congratulations! You’ve been voted chair of your land trust’s board. As the senior, volunteer leader of the organization, you’re responsible for leading the board to fulfill its responsibilities for the oversight, thinking and governance of your land trust and for cultivating a working partnership with your executive director. Now what?

​In this workshop, Cynthia Winter of Solid Ground Consulting will share what makes an A+ Board Chair and how to avoid the pitfalls that can hinder successfully executing your role. Hear firsthand experience from Wendy Whitson, board chair of Siskiyou Land Trust and Cheryl Fox, executive director of Summit Land Conservancy. You’ll leave with helpful tools you can use at your next board meeting. Here’s a look at what we will cover:

  • ​The board chair’s role and how your leadership contributes to building a strong foundation for accomplishing your land trust’s mission.

  • ​Your responsibilities as board chair, including:

  • ​Facilitating effective meetings.

  • ​Creating a positive relationship with the executive director.

  • ​Ensuring best practices in board governance.

  • ​How to harness your leadership skills and personality to meet the governance needs of the organization and keep board members.

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