12/12/18: Nonprofit Conference: Leading Practices of High-Performing Boards


December 12, 2018


8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Holiday Inn
10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich CT 06360

$40 per person
Includes full-day program with breakfast and lunch

Who Should Attend
Your team consisting of CEO, Development Director and two or more Board Members (at least two board member are required).

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High performing boards have several traits in common. They understand that exceptional governance requires providing intellectual capital and active engagement. They share a passion for the mission, and they are energized by a deep commitment for the work. What really sets them apart, however, is the thoughtfulness and intentionality with which they approach everything they do.

In this day-long workshop, we will take a deep dive into how to leverage the assets of your board and drive exceptional performance using a framework of:
  • The People: Strategic board recruitment and engagement
  • The Work: Insight, oversight, and resources
  • The Culture: Board and staff partnership; intentional practices; diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • The Impact: Strategy and assessment          

Hosted by the Community Foundation of Eastern CT and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT

Guest Speaker: Vernetta Walker

Vernetta Walker is president and CEO of Walker & Associates Consulting, and senior advisor on diversity, inclusion, and equity (DI&E) at BoardSource. With more than two decades of experience as a nonprofit leader and consultant, Vernetta is passionate about helping organizations maximize their impact through exceptional leadership, intellectual engagement, and cultural competence. In addition to providing consulting and training, she is a frequent speaker on nonprofit leading practices, sector trends, and creating a culture of inclusion.

Prior to founding Walker and Associates, Vernetta served as chief governance officer and vice president of programs for BoardSource, associate general counsel and director of consulting for the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations, foundation advocacy counsel for the Alliance for Justice, and director of the Administration of Justice Grants for the Florida Bar Foundation. She also practiced law for several years in Orlando, Florida.

Vernetta received a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.


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