2018 Conference - Board Dynamics for Emerging Clinics

Beth Brown; Your first board was likely recruited among your circle of acquaintances, rounding up those that would provide the support you felt was most needed at the time. Now you are growing. So is your staff, your budget, your need for space – and the need for some tough decisions. You need a different type of board member. This session addresses the critical process of board transition that happens when there is a mix of founding board members and newly recruited community members that may have a different expectation of what board membership means. How do you keep the new board members engaged? How do you temper the culture of entitlement that founding members sometimes bring to the table? How do you phase out board members that perhaps need to move on?