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Board Recruitment -Whose Responsibility is it?

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Board Recruitment -Whose Responsibility is it?




BOARD RECRUITMENT – Whose Responsibility Is It?

Friday, October 28

12 noon – 1:15 p.m.

James Moore & Co. Training Room

2477 Tim Gamble Place, Suite 200

Lunch will be provided


This UPHS workshop is open to any agency board member or agency staff.  The workshop and lunch are free but registration is required.


Panelists: Ellen Piekalkiewicz, UPHS; Margaret Lynn Duggar, Margaret Lynn Duggar & Associates; Barbara Boone, Leadership Tallahassee


Whose responsibility is it, anyway, to meet the board’s recruitment goals? An underlying and crucial reason why boards typically neglect recruitment is that it’s unclear where the buck stops in getting board recruitment to happen, and happen well.

If the board and its Nominating Committee is not recruiting the people the organization needs, and if you are the board chair, it’s your responsibility to get that Committee rolling or to disband and reconstitute it. If the board chair isn’t doing his or her job on this, and you are the executive director, it is your job to figure out what you need to do. It’s not enough to sigh and complain about the board. If you are the executive, ask yourself: what can I do to strengthen our board’s recruitment and composition?


Whether you are a board member or an Executive Director in this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Determine what skills are essential to board
  • Expand the pool you can recruit board members from
  • Create interesting experiences that will get people excited about serving on your board
  • Attract a more diverse people to your board to gain from their energy and perspective


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