Dimensions of Board Chair Leadership Webinar Series
This webinar series provides board chairs information and insight about leading the board of directors in their oversight and support responsibilities. Each webinar looks at a dimension of board chair responsibilities and highlights practices for improvement – improving their own performance, the performance of the full board, and ultimately the performance of the health center in achieving its mission in the community, which is the passion of all board members.
Webinar #1: Board Chair Expectations
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 2:00PM – 2:45PM EST
This webinar will provide an overview of leadership responsibilities generally expected from board chairs. These include guidance on how to:
- Communicate with the CEO and other board members.
- Guide/mentor new committee chairs and new board members.
- Resolve conflicts among board members.
- Ask tough questions before board decision-making.
The second webinar in the series will highlight characteristics of a high-performing board and look at the role of the board chair in working with other board members and staff to recruit new members who are committed to the mission, who bring expertise in key areas, and who represent diverse points of view. The webinar will touch on board member recruitment, orientation, and engagement.
Committees are where most of a board’s work is done and where board members deepen their understanding of particular issues. Full board meetings are where members focus on big-picture issues and decision-making. This webinar will look at the board chair’s role to appoint committee chairs and assess committees’ work to assure they function effectively and support a healthy board culture.
Webinar #4: Leading High-Performing Board Meetings
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 2:00PM – 2:45PM EST
The fourth webinar presentation will look at the board chair’s role in facilitating and leading board and executive committee meetings that assure participation and viewpoints of all members. The session will address developing agendas that streamline the use of time, cover fiduciary and strategic issues, and execute the board’s annual work plan.
Webinar #5: Assuring Long-Term High-Performing Governance
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 2:00PM – 2:45PM EST
This webinar will look at the board chair’s role in assuring long-term high performance at the health center by leading the CEO’s annual evaluation and the board’s self-assessment processes, including the collection of constructive feedback for performance improvement. This presentation will also discuss leadership transition that includes thinking about the kind of leadership needed now and in the future.