CEN TRAINING | Better Meetings, Better Boards | San Jose, 10/8
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October 8, 2019 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Better Meetings, Better Boards




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: October 8th, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, 1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 (Sunnyvale Room)

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

Instructor: Donna Wies







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