Lessons from the Field: Using Your Head and Heart for Working with your Board Chair: Ten Tips for Success
- Train board chair on his/her role. Ask for him/her to identify their training needs in terms of skills and knowledge.
- Provide resources needed to help him/her succeed. If training has been identified as a need, do what you can to secure resources to provide that training. Share knowledge with him/her on how to do their job more effectively. As you become aware of helpful resources, share them with him/her. Point them to resources that are available online and check for resources with other community partners in your region.
- Clarify expectations—what you expect of him/her as well as what they may expect of you. Initiate conversation to help him/her identify what they think they need from you and vice versa.
- Plan board meetings, developing the agenda together. Ask for his/her…
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