June 22 workshop designed to foster nonprofit board chairs’ skills

Event designed to teach those leaders how to be more effective in their roles, Foundation says

Betsy Steiner. Image courtesy Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Registration is open for a half-day, June 22 workshop titled The Skillful Board Chair, which has been designed for current or prospective board chairs of local nonprofits, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation has announced.

The workshop is part of the Foundation’s Invest in Incredible initiative, a news release explains.

Registration is available online at http://www.gulfcoastcf.org/events.

“The orientation and ongoing education of board chairs is essential to their effectiveness” in their leadership roles, the release points out. Invest In Incredible Director Betsy Steiner will address with the attendees “how to establish a collaborative and trusting partnership with the chief executive; lead productive meetings; build a competent and engaged board with active committees; and develop a plan for leadership succession,” the Foundation release explains.

The morning-long workshop (breakfast offered at 8:30 a.m.; presentation from 9 a.m. to noon) costs $35, which includes the breakfast. It will take place at the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s headquarters, the release adds. The Foundation offices are located at 601 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice. Reservations are required for those planning to attend the workshop, the release says.

Invest in Incredible is the Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s nonprofit capacity-building initiative, the release explains. “Through free online resources, group training workshops, and customized consulting engagements, Invest in Incredible helps nonprofit organizations across the Gulf Coast region improve their board governance and operational effectiveness,” the release adds.

For more information, visit www.gulfcoastcf.org/events.