Board leader succession planning is an ongoing part of organizational
development and sustainability in nonprofit organizations. One of the
key roles of the Board is to continually ensure that it has the right
set of skills, talents and attributes represented in its Board members.
While there has been increased attention to staff succession planning,
board leadership succession is not yet on the radar of many nonprofits.
This session will provide tools and techniques needed to develop a board
leadership succession process that is aligned with the strategic plan
and ongoing recruitment and development.
Defining a high-performing board
The critical role of the governance
Board development as long term leadership
Steps of the board succession planning
Six tools for succession planning
Identifying and addressing internal
barriers to board succession planning
Balancing diversity and commonality
Special Features: Attendees will receive a board leader
succession resource manual in advance of the webinar. After the session,
they will receive the PowerPoint presentation file used in the webinar
as well as access to answers to future questions, leads on additional
capacity building resources, and more.
Who Should Attend: Board chairs, chairs-elect, executive
committee members, executive directors, chairpersons of board
nominating, governance, and training and development committees.
Attend As A Team: This webinar can be viewed by several board
members from the same organization using one computer making your
investment in Board Succession Planning even more cost effective.
Presenter: Frank Martinelli
Frank Martinelli, The Center for Public Skills Training
Martinelli has over 35 years of work, training and consulting experience
with a variety of nonprofit and public sector organizations. He is
president of the Center for Public Skills Training where he specializes
in strategic planning, governing board development, volunteer
management, and community partnership and alliance building. Since 1976
over 25,000 professional staff, board and other volunteer leaders have
benefited from Frank's practical, results-oriented training and
Frank served as a member of the national faculty of The Learning
Institute, a joint venture of the Society for Nonprofit Organizations,
PBS, United Way of America, and the University of Wisconsin-Extension
designed to deliver training through a range of emerging technologies.
The Learning Institute, faculty and partners were the recipient of the
American Distance Education Consortium 2000 Award for the “Certificate
of Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Satellite Series”.
He has provided training and consultation to over 1800 organizations in
the US including Peace Corps, Head Start, The Points of Light
Foundation, Association of Volunteer Administration, the American
Camping Association, Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the
Aging, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Medical College of
Wisconsin, Greater Milwaukee Committee, American Lung Association and
others. From 1981-1992, Frank served as Coordinator of THE RESOURCE
CENTER, a major provider of training to nonprofit groups in the Greater
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin with an M.S. in Urban
Affairs, Frank has done numerous workshops on nonprofit management
topics with special emphasis on involvement of the Board of Directors.
Frank has written extensively about the management of nonprofit
organizations and is a contributing author to the New Directions
publication by Jossey-Bass, "Small Nonprofits: Strategies for Fund
Raising Success." He has been trained by the Peter F. Drucker Foundation
in the use of the Organizational Self-Assessment Tool. Frank has
completed the Advanced Board Consultant Training Program offered by
BoardSource. Frank has completed the Distance Education Professional
Development Certification Program offered at the University of Wisconsin
and has been developing a number of web-based and other distance
learning offerings for nonprofits. Frank is the author of "Encouraging
Visionary Board Leadership" appearing in the forthcoming book, You and
Your Nonprofit Board: New Thinking from the Field's Top Practitioners,
Researchers and Provocateurs, published by Charity Channel Press. Frank
also publishes the
Strategic Thinking and Planning Blog offering his reflections on
strategic planning in the nonprofit sector.
Frank served as a community organizer for the Citizen Action Program
(CAP) in Chicago and as a founding organizer and staff director of the
Milwaukee Alliance of Concerned Citizens. He also served as Senior
Training Consultant to ACTION/VISTA from 1977 to 1981.In addition to his
professional work, since high school days, Frank has played key roles in
founding and leading a number of nonprofit organizations.