Board Orientation Done Right

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 01:30 pmLocation: Webinar


Registration for this course is closed. Please contact us on 215-991-3676 to inquire about any remaining spaces or to be placed on a waiting list.

Just as new employees are likely to perform better when have thorough orientation to an organization, its mission, practices and culture, so too will board members be more likely to be effective if they are immediately engaged. Essential to this is a formal orientation to the organization, signaling the gravitas of the role they have taken on. This webinar takes you through the process of orienting new board members and the importance of clearly spelling out roles and expectations on both sides of the relationship. You will learn about materials you must provide, specifying policies and procedures that will be enforced. A well-planned board orientation becomes the basis of an ongoing relationship and can short-circuit potential misunderstandings about expectations and accountability. It signals that your organization takes board membership seriously and represents an agreement that forms the basis of an effective governing board. Orientation makes it possible for new board members to quickly become engaged in its proscribed work and serve as an ongoing effective ambassador for your nonprofit’s mission.


Special Webinar Discount Bundle:

Any 3 webinars – $48 for Members; $60 for Non-member.  Use Promo Code: WEB3

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Date: May 02nd, 2018

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Member $20
Non-Member $25


  • Laura Otten, Ph.D.

    Laura Otten, Ph.D., has been the director of The Nonprofit Center since 2001. She began her affiliation with The Nonprofit Center shortly after it was formed in the early 1980s, working as a consultant and trainer, primarily in the areas of board development, strategic planning and program evaluation and she continues to play these roles, in addition to providing direction and leadership to The Nonprofit Center’s educational, consulting, and leadership development programs.  In 2013, she helped launch and became the first director of the Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership at La Salle University.  Laura  is a national expert in numerous aspects of nonprofit