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CEN TRAINING | Better Meetings, Better Boards | Redwood City, 3/27
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March 27, 2018 | -



Better Meetings, Better Boards



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




Does your board spend most of its valuable meeting time looking backward ... i.e. reviewing routine reports? Do you wish your meetings were more productive and that everyone was engaged? Do you want to have generative, strategic conversations that help your nonprofit be more impactful? In this workshop, you'll learn how to make the shift toward well run meetings that are an asset to the organization instead of a drain on time and resources. Whether you are an Executive Director or a Board Chair (or better yet, both attending together!) we will show you how to design and facilitate meetings to make the best use of your time and encourage board member contribution. The techniques can also be used to improve committee and staff meetings.

Intended Audience: Executive Directors and Board Chairs 


  • Evaluate your current board meetings for opportunities to improve
  • Learn how to design an agenda for maximum meeting effectiveness
  • Practice facilitation techniques that encourage generative thinking and collaboration?


When: March 27, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065 (Harbor)

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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