Are you a non-profit leader with an interest in board work? Do you spend your days serving in the public sector or leading a social enterprise? Would you enjoy expanding your impact to include boards of directors and advisory boards?
Those working in social impact are some of the smartest people I know. They communicate well and relate easily to others. And they are exceptionally good at connecting the dots across seemingly disparate issues.
In short, they make fantastic board members. And yet, they are frequently overlooked, especially those who have not yet claimed a CEO title. Leaders like Mary Jo Haddad and Robert Prichard demonstrate the strength, however, that a public service perspective brings to board work. We need more of their ilk at the table.
Those working in social impact may have their own reasons for delaying board careers. They are busy changing the world, after all. My research suggests that these leaders may also lack the confidence to raise their hands. And if they do, the path to the boardroom isn’t clear.
I want to ease those pain points by offering free access to the Boardroom Blueprint online program for up to three promising leaders in non-profit, public service and/or social enterprise sectors.
Through five modules of validated training, they will:
- Master the methods successful directors use to find rewarding board positions
- Position their boardroom offer and target organizations that value their background
- Communicate their potential contribution to boards and leverage their growing network
- Craft their board career plan with action steps for the next 18 to 24 months
- Ace board interviews, director orientation and their first board meeting
If you or someone you know is interested, apply here by 5 pm ET on Friday, February 24, 2017. Winners will be announced in early March and can begin their training shortly thereafter.
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