Orienting and Training Board Members

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    Orienting and Training Board Members

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    Orientation and Agenda
    Ongoing Education

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    Orientation and Agenda

    Board training conveys the knowledge and understanding needed
    in order to be effective as a member of any governing Board of
    Directors, for example, legal responsibilities. Board orientation
    is training about the organization-specific information in order
    to be effective particularly as a member of the organization’s
    Board of Directors, for example, about where the Board meets,
    who’s on the Board now, etc. Selection of training topics and
    training methods depend on the nature and needs of the organization.
    However, the following guidelines and sample training agenda might
    serve useful to the reader when designing their own training plan
    and methods.

    Guidelines and Sample Agenda for Board Training Session

    and Training of Board Members

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