CEN TRAINING | Developing a Thriving Board | Online, 3/2
Registration Information
March 2, 2021 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm




Developing A Thriving Board

Building and Managing a Strong Board/Staff Relationship 

In response to COVID-19, CEN has moved all of our programs online, offering virtual training opportunities that merge fundamental best practices with crisis management resources and opportunities for peer-to-peer connections and support. Additionally, we're offering special discounts and payment plans to make these offerings increasingly accessible during this challenging time (details below).


"I loved this workshop. It had a lot of information relevant to my organization's needs and I will highly recommend CEN to anyone running a nonprofit."


About the Workshop

According to BoardSource, “the partnership between the board and the executive leader is critically important to the success of an organization.”  Building and managing this partnership is easier said than done and often falls on the executive director's shoulders. CEN is here to help! In this workshop, we will share strategies for executive directors to effectively “manage up” to build stronger board relationships, engage each member, and move the board toward excellence. This course is also a great opportunity for board leaders to explore how they can support the development of this key partnership. Participants will leave with a strong understanding of board management best practices and a plan to work more effectively as a board, collectively leveraging key talent for maximum impact.

Intended Audience: Nonprofit executives, board members, and key staff


  • Leave with strategies to improve your recruiting and on-boarding process, setting expectations for a high-performing board
  • Gain templates to create engagement plans and guide check-ins, ensuring that board performance is on track
  • Learn how to implement best practices that will help each board member reach their full potential




When: March 2nd, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: Online

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

Instructor: Jenn Torai

Discounts & Payment Plans Available

In response to COVID-19, we are offering customized payment plans and have a limited number of scholarships available on a needs basis. Please email information@cen.org for details and to set up a personal payment plan.



Special Opportunity For Santa Clara County Nonprofits:

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

Thanks to ongoing funding from the Applied Materials Foundation, all Santa Clara County nonprofit professionals (staff & board members of organizations located in or serving the Santa Clara County population) can take advantage of deep discounts to any of CEN's nonprofit professional development workshops. Thank you, Applied Materials Foundation, for providing local organizations access to needed training so that we can all deepen our community impact!





Please note: Contact information for each registrant will be shared with the full class to promote connections among the cohort. If you would prefer that your information not be shared, please email information@cen.org about your preferences after completing your registration.

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