| BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
They are volunteers, too!
~ April 2007 ~ Topic
Training for New Board Presidents
When I do training for new board presidents, I ask that the executive director (ED) attend and participate. It's interesting how many executive directors resist this. I hope it's not that they think they know it all, but, whatever the reason, they miss an opportunity to start forging an important partnership.
The relationship between the ED and the president is crucial. They need to share their hopes and dreams for the organization and learn from each other. Their visions may not be the same; their expectations of each other may be unrealistic; but the training can help sort that out and lead to understanding and success.
Jeanne Bradner can be reached at Jeannebrad@aol.com.
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Jeanne H. Bradner
Jeanne H. Bradner is an author, consultant, trainer and speaker on volunteerism, board development and leadership. She is the author of three publications, The Board Member's Guide, A Beneficial Bestiary and Leading Volunteers for Results: Building Communities Today and Passionate Volunteerism. She served as director of the Illinois Governor's Office of Voluntary Action, Midwest Regional Director of ACTION, and Executive Director of the Illinois Commission on Community Service. She is the volunteer program specialist for Illinois' Harper College Volunteer Management curriculum.
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