CEN TRAINING | Now you are the Board Chair... | San Jose, 3/13
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March 13, 2018 | -



You are the new Board Chair!

Congratulations, now what?


Discounts available for Santa Clara County nonprofits. (Details Below)




Lucky you, you’ve been on the board for a while and now you’ve been elected board chair! You want to contribute to the success of the board and the organization, but do not quite know where to start.

In this workshop, we will help you be an effective board leader by providing a refresher on board service responsibilities in general and a more in-depth look at the chairperson role in particular. We’ll explore the critical relationship between the board chair and the CEO and share best practices of board governance and leadership. You will also leave with tools to ensure your board meetings are efficient and the discussions are generative. Attend with your organization's Executive Director to make this training even more impactful for your organization.  

Intended Audience: 

Nonprofit board chair persons or individuals considering taking a leadership role on their board (and Executive Directors who want to support great board Chairs)


  • Gain a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards and chair persons
  • Learn characteristics of healthy CEO-Chair relationships and how to create and maintain them
  • Learn tools and strategies for getting the most out of your board meetings


When: March 13th, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: 1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 (Sunnyvale Room)

Cost: CEN Members - $75, Non-members - $150

Instructor: Donna Wies

*Discounts Available


For Santa Clara County Nonprofits:

Applied Materials Foundation Discount: CEN Members - $20 | Non-members - $40

Starting in September 2016, thanks to the generosity of the Applied Materials Foundation, all Santa Clara County nonprofits (staff & board) can take advantage of deep discounts to any of CEN's new nonprofit professional development workshops. Please APPLY HERE and receive a discount code on your registration.


For CEN Members:

Up to an additional 50% in scholarships is available to CEN members. Click HERE to check your organization's membership status and APPLY TO: CHRISTINE@CEN.ORG.

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