Supporting Your CIL Board for Success

Training Source: 
Anne Weeks
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About the Training

Your Center for Independent Living (CIL) board runs the organization, but there is still a lot that you can do to prepare them for success. The Executive Director and staff often know much more about the day-to-day operations and ins-and-outs of the organization than volunteer board members. That knowledge is so valuable to making the best decisions for the organization – from financial management to strategic planning and everything in between.

As part of the training, presenters shared strategies for recruitment, orientation, communications, evaluating the Executive Director, leadership development, and more.

Target Audience

Members of boards of directors and administrative staff of all Centers for Independent Living.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will have knowledge and resources that will enable them to: 

  • Describe components of an effective board member orientation plan.

  • Identify effective strategies that support an organization’s board in the areas of recruitment and orientation, training and professional development, effective communications, and development and fundraising.

  • Describe how the performance evaluation of the executive director can result in better-aligned expectations and goals for the organization and for the executive director.

  • Describe how to determine the leadership gaps in your current board and focus your recruitment on filling those gaps.

  • Identify strategies for running smooth, highly effective board meetings.

View the Training (01:31:39)

Transcript and Resources

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