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Change Elemental

Many executive directors feel frustrated and ambivalent about board development. This booklet provides tools on:

  • The challenges of managing a “following board” versus a “leading board”
  • Understanding the core responsibilities of a governing board
  • Fostering a strong board/executive director partnership
  • Board composition
  • The role of the board chair
  • Having board meetings that board members want to attend
  • Creating committees that work

Please note that our more recent publications have built on this, and other foundational pieces, written in the early days of Management Assistance Group (MAG) (now Change Elemental).