Developing A High Performance Virtual Board

Level II
Instructor: Barbara Chatzkel

Developing A High Performance Virtual Board

COURSE #31018200   Nonprofit Boards are drawing talent from a wide variety of places.  Many times actual Board Members may reside or work in another community.  When Boards are physically spread out across a wide geographic area virtual meetings can be a strong strategy.

Learn from Barbara Chatzkel, an expert in Board governance, how to manage a virtual or dispersed Board.  From meetings to engagement, Barbara shares specific paths to creating a highly performing Board who just happens to be attending meetings virtually.

In this course learn:

  • Benefits of working in a virtual space
  • How dispersed Boards work
  • 7 Steps to creating successful virtual Boards
  • Creating a culture of virtual board service that works
  • Managing meeting technology so that all Board members participate
  • Effective meeting strategies that build responsible performance
  • Establishing and managing virtual committees that support the virtual Board
  • How a Board Buddy or Board Mentor can move the process forward, especially for new Board members

Level of Rigor / Difficulty - BEGINNER +

Recommended Prerequisites - NONE 

Barbara  Chatzkel
Barbara Chatzkel
CEO, New River Group

About The Instructor

BARBARA CHATZKEL has experience in working with nonprofit organizations than spans the country and goes back more than thirty years.  As President of New River Group she provides  Organizational Excellence consulting, Executive and Team Business Coaching, and Governance consulting, training, and speaking.    

Her passion is helping nonprofits transform their boards and organizations to best serve their clients. As a problem solver, she collaborates with boards to identify the core issue and develop action steps to achieve new results.

In her volunteer work, Barbara has held most nonprofit volunteer positions – Board Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Governance Chair, Committee member, facilitator and volunteer. This gives her the grounding to provide solutions from real world experience.

She was named one of the 2015 Top Ten Business Women by the American Business Women's Association (ABWA).

Barbara holds a B.A. in Political Science from Harpur College at Binghamton University and an MPA from Golden Gate University. She studied for and passed her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as part of her rehab from brain surgery.

Her book, Business Body Language: Your Visual Business Card, will be available in print in late 2018.


Course Contents

1 Video
1.0 hr