Shared Leadership: Board-ED Relationships

What makes exceptional organizations exceptional?  One of the key ingredients is a constructive partnership between the board chair and the executive director. But, just like any relationship, building and maintaining the board chair–executive director partnership calls for hard work by both parties. Understanding the basic tenets of the relationship can make a big difference in enabling a strong board chair–executive director partnership.

This workshop will cover:

  • Key elements of shared leadership
  • How to establish and maintain effective communication
  • Facing and navigating challenges
  • Understanding the difference between Governance and Operations

We encourage participation from both the board chair and the executive director of your organization.

American Sign Language interpreters or other communication access accommodations are available upon request. Please submit any accommodations requests to Andrew Robinson, Program Manager, 434-951-9042 or
Topic Governance
When Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Where Online
Trainer Danielle Ellis
Member Fee $50.00
Non-Member Fee $85.00

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.