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The Intentional Board: Why Your Board Doesn’t Work and How to Fix It
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When: 5/11/2017
12 PM
United States

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Accidental boards result from the forces of human nature. A well-intentioned group of individuals with a boatload of passion join together to solve a specific problem. They form a not-for-profit organization and someone tells them they have to have a board. No problem. They begin having meetings and gradually turn over daily management to the CEO. 

What happens next? Board members become frustrated by coming to meeting after meeting consisting of reports and mundane actions they find neither challenging nor fulfilling. CEOs are frustrated by boards that seem to do nothing of any consequence on behalf of the organization.

In a sense both perceptions are accurate. And both parties are fully justified in their frustration. 

There is an alternative for board leaders. An Intentional board is the result of purposeful, deliberate action. It involves a collective striving for excellence. And it is a rewarding endeavor for all who are involved. Moving toward an intentional board involves adopting practices that transform the work of the board.

This webinar provides practical, hands on tools to enable well-intentioned, dedicated people to move from survival to significance in their governance assignments. Learn how to move your board from frustration to fulfillment, making your organization ‘wildly successful’ in achieving its mission.
Learning objectives:
  1. The Importance of Organizational Centricity
  2. 5 Organizational Roles: How they Pertain to the Board Room
  3. The 7 Horizons of Focus: How to Spend Board Time Effectively

About the presenter

Regarded as America’s ASKing Coach, KentStroman is a published author, popular presenter, effective consultant, and insightful thought leader. His purpose in life is to Equip, Inspire, and Encourage.


After a twenty-five-year career in higher education, Kent launched Stroman & Associates, consulting in fundraising, board governance, strategic planning and leadership development. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), BoardSource-trained governance consultant, Sarkeys Foundation-approved retreat facilitator, and serves as an adjunct consultant for the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. Kent has earned the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Master Trainer designation. 

Kent has served on numerous boards and leads board retreats throughout the country. He is a partner in the prestigious Alliance for Board Effectiveness which is committed to excellence in governance.

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