Nonprofit Board Service Training Day
Saturday Apr 09, 2016 08:00 AM
Saturday, Apr 09, 2016 01:30 PM

Join the Junior League of Boston as we host our community’s leaders in sharing best practices on nonprofit board service. Open to both Junior League members and the community at large, our speakers have experience as seasoned board members and executive coaches, and will address key areas faced in serving nonprofit organizations. Topics will include skills needed to successfully navigate board relationships and responsibilities, what one can really expect while serving on a Board – from fiscal challenges to addressing the community need - and ultimately how to make board service a win-win.

<br><br>Agenda <br><br>8:00 Registration <br><br>8:30 - 10:00 Session 1: You will have the opportunity to attend both of these sessions <br>A: Why and how to make board service your ultimate win-win with Gene Miller <br>B: Challenging Conversations: Holding important conversations that lead to outstanding results with Carol Salloway <br><br>10:00 - 10:10 Break <br><br>10:10 - 11:40 Session 2: Attend the 2nd session for these two speakers <br>A: Why and how to make board service your ultimate win-win with Gene Miller <br>B: Challenging Conversations: Holding important conversations that lead to outstanding results with Carol Salloway <br><br>11:40 - 12:30 Lunch <br><br>12:30 - 1:20 Session 3: Attend one of the two sessions below <br>A: Inside the nonprofit boardroom – A personal perspective <br>B: Inside the nonprofit boardroom – Panel discussion <br><br>1:20 Adjourn

<br><br>Session details: <br>Session1: Why and how to make board service your ultimate win-win <br>Gene Miller is passionate about board work and this session will be about the process and preparation in order to find the joy in board roles. Gene will take the group through the win win opportunities that come with non for profit work as well as important due diligence in order to find a fit with where and who you are. <br><br>Gene Miller is an entrepreneurial leader at the board and executive level, who is highly effective in periods of economic and organizational challenge. She has served on 10 boards, two of which are corporate and the remainder being not for profit. <br><br>Session2: Challenging Conversations: Holding important conversations that lead to outstanding results <br>Everything happens through conversations. The results you produce and your relationships are very much impacted by the conversations that you have (or don’t have). There are definite skills required for holding these conversations and they can be developed with practice. In this session Carol Salloway will enable participants to explore the key skills for preparing, initiating and carrying out challenging conversations that often occur on boards.
<br><br>Carol Salloway is an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant with over 20 years of experience. Her work is primarily focused on 1 -1 executive coaching, group coaching and leading management development workshops. Her client organizations are in the life sciences, health care, technology, professional services, financial services, higher education as well as other not for profit organizations. <br><br>Session 3A: Inside the nonprofit boardroom – A personal perspective <br>Pamela Scott will explore what boards really do in leading an organization today. Effective board leadership is a key factor in facing fiscal challenges, ensuring management effectiveness and appropriate program evolution as funding and community needs change. <br><br>Pamela Carrington Scott, a seasoned nonprofit board member of 40 years will offer a candid discussion of her observations and work with business groups and organizations in human services, healthcare, education, and the arts.
<br><br>Session 3B: Inside the nonprofit boardroom – Panel discussion <br>Hear from a panel of seasoned board members about their personal experience of board membership. They will share their insights and tips on how to help non-for-profit organizations achieve their mission in the communities they serve. Gayle Bourdeau, Vanessa Driscoll and Karen Page have all served on both the Junior League of Boston board as well as other non-for-profit boards. <br><br>Gayle Bourdeau currently serves as Sustainer Advisor to the Board Seat Initiative Committee and has held the role of Director of Nominating for the Junior League of Boston. Gayle currently serves as a Champion Director on the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network Educational Foundation and served on the Board of CREW Boston (formerly New England Women in Real Estate) and was President of CREW Boston from 2013-2014. Gayle is Vice President/Associate Senior Underwriting Counsel at Stewart Title Guaranty Company-Commercial Services office in Boston.
<br><br>Vanessa Driscoll is the current Director of Development for the Junior League of Boston. Vanessa studied ballet and danced in college spurring her lifelong dedication to the art form. Her affinity continues evermore as both a Board Member and Urbanity Underground company dancer. Vanessa is a Program Manager in Teradyne’s Defense and Aerospace group. <br><br>Karen Page has been a member of the Junior League of Boston since 2000 and will serve as its President during the 2017-18 fiscal year. Karen also serves on the Board of Directors for Science Club for Girls and is a Past President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Association for Women in Science. Karen is a Director and Clinical Research Scientist at Pfizer with over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

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