Category Archives: Human Resources

Supercharge September Board Trainings

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is readytohelpnonprofitorganizationssupercharge theirboard this September.


As a follow up to Board Development Month held last January, Supercharge September will feature trainings that dive into advanced board development topics.

“January Board Development Month wasahugesuccess!We had 57 organizations from across theU.P.thatattended,” saidAmy Quinn, CEO of Grow & Lead. “We found that many used the knowledge learned in the trainings and implementedthemwiththeir board. We’renow getting questionsaboutmoreadvancedtopics that boards face. These webinars will address many of the tasks that active, engaged boards tackle on a regular basis.”

Supercharge September features four webinars happening on Wednesday evenings starting September 5.

•September 5, 6 – 7 p.m. –Who’sGoingto doThat – board structures and committee roles
•September 12, 6 – 6:30 p.m. –Mind the Gap – succession planning
•September 19, 5:30 – 6 p.m. – We Want You! – board recruitment
•September 26, 6 – 6:30 p.m. – How Are They Doing? – leadership evaluation

Supercharge September trainings are free and open to anyone interested in learning more about nonprofit boards. Recordings of the live stream will be archived on the Grow & Lead website.


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