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Episode 58

Share Power to Strengthen Your Board with Mike Burns and Judy Friewirth

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Episode 58

Share Power to Strengthen Your Board with Mike Burns and Judy Friewirth

Listen on  iTunes    Android     Stitcher    Libsyn

by goldenburggroup

Incorporating a “co-chair” model is a great way to increase power- sharing among your board leaders

Mike Burns and Judy Friewirth explain the purpose and benefits of sharing tasks among board leaders. In this conversation, they share ideas for assigning board duties, offer models to increase power sharing, outline training strategies for board leaders.

Their insight will you foster board teamwork and prepare for leadership changes.

****Time Stamp Highlights*****

(3:10) Surprising survey results on board chair training methods
(5:00) Snowball technique for collecting data
(6:30) The role of board mentors
(9:00) The CEO and board chair relationship
(11:00) The role of a vice chair
(14:00) Accountability and power sharing

What else can the vice-chair take on so that there is more of a division of labor?

(15:05) Finding the power-sharing model that best suits your board
(15:45) Road blocks to smooth leadership transitions
(18:00) Governance’s role in power-sharing
(19:00) How your board leaders can begin to share power with constituents
(19:57) The story of “Sweet Briar”: Justifying the need for power sharing between a board and its community
(23:18) Obstacles to sharing resources with the community
(24:56) Why your board leaders need a mentor to facilitate their training

Links:

Nonprofit Solutions Associates: www.nonprofitsa.com
BWB Solutions: http://bwbsolutions.com/
Voices of Board Chairs Report:

 

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