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Creating a High Performance Board

February 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by: Nesly Metayer and Dr. Judy Freiwirth

Fee: $45

Nonprofit boards play a key role helping organizations achieve impact. While many boards have operationalized the foundational practices that help them work together, there is a strong body of research around what takes boards to the next stage of being highly effective and impactful.

This workshop will focus on evidence-based strategies and practices that can serve as the catalyst for improving the performance of your already functional board. Participants will walk away with hands-on experience with essential tools and models, as well as an action plan to guide next steps for their own board development.

Learning Objectives

Learn about different methods and tools to cultivate an effective and values-aligned board culture
Understand the importance of assessing board effectiveness, and tools you can use to review your own board
Discuss the role of the Board Chair and their relationship with the Executive Director or CEO
Learn about ways to promote strategic focus and a culture of inquiry within your board

Target Audience: Nonprofit leaders (ED, CEO), board chairs, and board members.

Nesly Metayer has over 20 years of experience in management development with a special interest in POC-led organizations. As an organizational development consultant at TSNE, Nesly partners with organizations to design, implement, and evaluate participatory practices of inclusion and deepen organizational culture towards social accountability and equity outcomes through training, strategic management processes, community renewal, executive transition and organizational change. As a practitioner in the field, Nesly has been the executive director of Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YoFES), responding to racial disparities of children in Boston. Before joining YoFES, Nesly spent six years at Tufts University as Senior Manager for Community Engagement leading the implementation of an innovative program to respond to the disparity of child obesity in America. Nesly has initiated and implemented various capacity building projects aimed at reinforcing the management capacity of many organizations in Greater Boston. As a practitioner-scholar, Nesly’s research agenda focuses on the factors associated with the effectiveness of mission-based organizations. Nesly Metayer earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, a graduate diploma in Administration from the National School of Administration (IIAP), a master in Sociology, University of Caen, France and a Doctorate in Administration from University Paris Sorbonne. He is currently working on his last paper for the Doctor of Management in Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Judy Freiwirth, Principal of Nonprofit Solutions Associates, has been consulting and training nonprofit organizations for over 30 years, especially those that focus on social change through movement building and coalitions, immigrant rights,and which serve communities of color. She is nationally known as a thought leader and trainer in governance and has been a keynote speaker and trainer at many international, national, and regional conferences. She is a certified BoardSource Governance Trainer and is the key developer of Community-Engagement Governance™, an innovative governance approach which uses a racial equity lens and engages constituents and other community stakeholders in governance.Her practice also focuses on strategic planning, racial equity initiatives, leadership transitions, organizational restructuring, program evaluation, and community-wide change initiatives. She currently serves as an affiliated consultant with TSNE’s Nonprofit Executive Directors of Color Capacity Support Initiative. In addition to that, she also serves as the co-coordinator of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management’s New England Racial Equity and Capacity Building Initiative, which focuses on building the racial equity competencies of consultants and other capacity builders. She has published numerous articles for The Nonprofit Quarterly and is a chapter author for Nonprofit Governance: Innovative Perspectives and Approaches. She served on the national board of Alliance for Nonprofit Management and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. She holds a doctorate in psychology, specializing in organization development.



February 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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