Building a Rock-Solid Board-CEO Strategic Governing Team


The long-term success of nonprofit organizations in terms of financial and political stability, operational performance, and growth heavily depends on the strong leadership of a rock-solid board-CEO Strategic Governing Team. And experience has taught that CEOs who are truly “board-savvy” must take the lead in building such partnerships. Drawing on Doug Eadie’s newest book, The Board-Savvy CEO: Building a High-Impact Partnership With Your Board (Governance Edge Publishing, 2014), “The Board-Savvy CEO” will provide participants with an overview of the key characteristics of board-savvy CEOs and the roles they must play in building strong board-CEO partnerships. Special attention will be paid to the role of the board-savvy CEO in turning board members into satisfied owners of their governing work.


Learning Objectives

  • Be familiar with the key traits of truly board-savvy CEOs
  • Understand how to take the lead in building their board’s governing capacity, including: developing their board’s composition; updating their board’s governing role; and fine-tuning their board’s governing structure
  • Know how to engage their board members in key governing processes, such as strategic and operational planning, in order to transform board members into strong owners of their governing work
  • Understand how to build and manage the board-CEO working relationship, including the very special relationship between the board chair and CEO and the process for board evaluation of CEO performance

Class Format

This course is the recording of a live webinar and contains the slides and full audio from the original presentation (including Q & A sessions). Only a reasonably current version of FlashPlayer is needed to run this recording (most computers already have this installed).


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101 Min


Doug Eadie

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