CEN TRAINING | Board Chair Essentials | Online, 3/17
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March 17, 2021 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm




Board Chair Essentials



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).


"This workshop gave me the understanding, resources and confidence to lead our board forward. Thank you CEN! "

-Korrine Skinner, San Mateo County Parks Foundation 




About the Workshop

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 17th, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: Online

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

Instructor: Colsaria Henderson


*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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