Extraordinary Board Orientation

This interactive workshop outlines a new role of the board, going beyond oversight and reaching into how the board can bring value to the association through its governing. The Extraordinary Board Orientation will arm board leaders with the tools to lead their organizations with finesse and purpose. Participants will learn the difference between governing and managing, gain helpful and innovative ways to orient new board members to their governing job and learn how to ensure accountability and transparency.

Of course, we cover the legal basics of fiduciary duty and anti-trust compliance. We also address proper delegation, board succession planning, different modes of governing with focus on becoming a strategic board. To maximize the return on investment, chief staff executives are strongly encouraged to participate in this series with at least two board members with you.

Attend and you will:

  • Distinguish between governing and managing.
    Become more strategic as a governing body.
    Learn how to create a board succession system.
    Consider the three-dimensional aspects of the Board-CSE relationship.
    Learn how to construct a meaningful agenda.
  • Learn effective tips to facilitate a meeting.


“Extraordinary Board Orientation was a well-organized and insightful seminar. It was evident the speaker, Susan Radwan, is well versed in the topic. She easily incorporated answers to specific questions of individuals while continuing to provide general information that applied to all attendees. The materials included in the packet were frequently referenced and are good resources for attendees to use for the work of their association.”

Ruth Rickard, National Association of RV Parks & Campground Michigan Board Member


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