Navigating Your Board through Anxious Times

June 27, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Session Type: Lab

How do we help our boards succeed in a time of heightened anxiety, when non-profit and government organizations are subject to greater public scrutiny – and criticism – than many of us have seen before? In this session, two veteran non-profit leaders, Dave Lawrence and Karen Gahl-Mills, will facilitate a candid conversation about boards and uncertainty, with the objective of creating a set of tools for both non-profit executives and board members that can be applied to organizations and boards of all sizes. We will explore questions such as: What is the leader’s role in managing board anxiety? How can we help some of our most dedicated volunteers stay the course when they are faced with unpleasant public scrutiny? How can we, as non-profit leaders, empower our boards during times of crisis?
Learning Objectives:
  • How to better understand the dynamics at play when a board faces a challenge
  • How to objectively reflect on and interpret their own board challenges
  • How to construct and apply a set of practical tools to apply to future situations
  • Attendees will build a network of support that they can draw on in the future