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Episode Info: Mike Burns and Judy Friewirth explain the purpose and benefits of sharing tasks among board leaders. In this conversation, they: Share ideas for assigning board duties Offer models to increase power sharing Outline training strategies for board leaders Their insight will help you foster board teamwork and prepare for leadership changes.     Links: Nonprofit Solutions Associates: www.nonprofitsa.com BWB Solutions: http://bwbsolutions.com/   Voices of Board Chairs Report: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/allianceonline.org/resource/resmgr/docs/VoicesBoardChairsReport1016.pdf   *****Time Stamp Highlights***** (3:10) Surprising survey results on board chair training methods (5:00) Snowball technique for collecting data (6:30) The role of board mentors (9:00) The CEO and board chair relationship (11:00) The role of a vice chair (14:00) Accountability and power sharing (15:05) Finding the power-sharing model that best suits your board (15:45) Road blocks to smooth leadership transitions (18:00) Governance’s role in power-sharing (19:00) How your board leaders can begin to share power with constituents (19:57) The story of “Sweet Briar”: Justifying the need for power sharing between a board and its community (23:18) Obstacles to sharing resources with the community (24:56) Why your board leaders need a mentor to facilitate their training  Read more »

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