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IPTA Webinar Series on Board Governance

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Register Now for IPTA's Webinar Series on Board Governance, led by Susan Leahy, the creator of Robert's Rules Made Simple. The first webinar in the series will be April 16 from 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M, focusing on transforming your board from a group to a team. Register and learn more!

Below are the names and descriptions of the webinars in the series:


Secrets to Transforming your Board from a Group to a Team

Thursday, April 16 - 12 - 1 p.m.

Speaker: Susan Leahy, MA, CSP

A properly functioning board can be a powerful force for your organization’s success. We will discuss the attributes of a highly effective board. This powerful webinar re-motivates people to choose TEAM. A TEAM oriented culture...

  • Has a profound effect on employee satisfaction, innovation, revenue, and improved business relationships.
  • Great TEAMs are Great at Communication
  • Great TEAMs Drive Great Results
  • Great TEAMs Run Great Meetings

Board Roles and Responsibilities - Chairing with Confidence & the Role of the Board

Thursday, May 21 - 12 - 1 p.m.

Speaker: Susan Leahy, MA, CSP

THE BASICS - What’s the role of the board of directors of a nonprofit? What’s the role of CEO/executive director? Boards and CEOs have to dance a special dance – how are strong relationships built between the board and CEO/ED?

  • Understanding that we will be put in positions or boards where we have to deal with difficult discussions and people. Learn how to better identify and empathize with where someone might be coming from and know “It’s not just about you.”
  • Learn tactics to address and work with difficult people to advance a common issue or cause for the organization.
  • Understand the context, content and collaboration needed to help lead these individuals towards a common goal.


Robert’s Rules Made Simple
Thursday, June 18 - 12 - 1 p.m.

Speaker: Susan Leahy, MA, CSP
Robert’s Rules Made Simple is the #1 Robert’s Rules course in North America and it is used by over 5,000 boards to run better meetings. Arm your board members with more confidence by giving them the best Robert’s training course available.

Bring your board or chair to attend and get a better handle and training on how to run a great meeting.