Board Training and Development
Association Options provides one-on-one coaching and mentoring to organization individuals, the entire board, and executives.
Coaching and mentoring is not limited to and can include:
Mission Drift: Does it always seem like the board is veering off course or forgetting the mission set by the organization during the strategic planning process? We help with course correction and a framework for the Board of Directors to continue on its mission path.
Governing Documents: As a Board member, have you seen your articles of incorporation? Have a working knowledge of the policies and bylaws? We provide an orientation program that speaks to important Board Roles and Governance. Fulfilling your fiduciary and legal responsibilities is crucial to the success of your organizations.
Board Orientation: We provide a focused session with the Board around its legal and fiduciary responsibility. We also review the roles of staff and the board, which makes for a better working relationship.
Authority: As a Board, do you understand your authority and the powers vested in you as a Board member? We clearly attack these issues and bring this information to the forefront.
One-on-one session: We serve as an independent ear to the Board President and also a coach to help him or her through their year as president. Even if you have a paid Executive Director, we work hand-in-hand with your staff and not only provide guidance and counsel to the volunteer leader, we provide the same service to the Executive Director.
Executive Director Coaching: An essential service that we provide is coaching for your association or nonprofit executive director. The following are reasons why you should consider Executive Director coaching:
- New Executive Director – The Executive Director doesn’t have many years of experience leading organizations but has excellent potential
- Industry Executive Director – Hired from your membership base and is not a career Executive Director but needs to develop the skills and expertise as a nonprofit/association Executive Director
- Deputy/Assistant Executive Director – You have a capable number two within your organization that you just promoted they are still “green” in certain areas. We can help work with your Executive Director to build and hone missing skills through and assessment profile we conduct.