Strong communities need strong nonprofit organizations providing needed programs and services. Learn about:
Benefits of volunteerism for your
community, your company and your career
Trends in Northeast Ohio's nonprofit sector and how you can make a difference
How BVU's board matching program helps you to find the right nonprofit organization - one that needs your skills and meets your interests
Part 1 - MASTERING EFFECTIVE MEETINGS
Tired of endless, ineffective meetings? Learn how to achieve
better results from your meetings and operate as a more effective
team. Topics include planning, setting an agenda, generating
ideas, multi-voting, reflective thinking, group decision-making,
minutes and more. From board meetings to department meetings, this
seminar can help you hold more productive, more successful
March 1, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Part 2 - IDENTIFYING YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE
Effective leadership involves many skills including motivating, gaining commitment and cooperation, team-building, resolving and preventing conflict, and influencing others. Learn about the universal language of DiSC and how your behavioral style dictates how you work, how you communicate and how you lead.
Having completed an online DiSC personal assessment tool, you
will learn about your personality and your behavior, and how you
can adapt your style to others to be a more effective leader,
including how to foster teamwork, and improve productivity and
April 5, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Part 3 - THE ROLE OF THE NONPROFIT BOARD
As nonprofits face growing complexities and challenges, board governance has never been more important. As a board member, you bring relevant skills, expertise and networks to the organization. Learn what your job will be as a board member - and what it's not.
Learn from an expert panel that will share their experience, discuss the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, and consider the challenges and opportunities facing nonprofits.
Partner with a group of your peers and one of the expert
panelists to review and discuss solutions for a true-to-life case
May 3, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Part 4 - BOARD MATCHING
You will complete an online survey detailing your skill set and interests in the nonprofit sector to guide the board matching process.
You will then have an interview with BVU to discuss your skills and interest, and to learn about specific nonprofit board opportunities that meet your interests and skills.
BVU recommends you to a nonprofit board that meets your interest. You will meet with the nonprofit to interview each other to ascertain if it is a "good match." If agreed, you will be submitted for election by the nonprofit's board.
Part 5 - MENTORING
You will be paired with an experienced community leader who will
help you understand corporate and community culture through
discussion and experiences. You will meet with your mentor
three times (once per month) and attend one board meeting and one
community event with him/her at mutually agreeable