Building Better Boards – May 1, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 • Tallahassee Community College • Center for Workforce Development

Registration and Check-in :  4:00 • First sessions begin:  5:00

Building Better Boards is a training program designed by Leadership Tallahassee for novice and veteran board members, as well as volunteers and agency professionals.  Informative sessions include time for discussion and interaction.  Building Better Board is the best opportunity for you and your board members or volunteers to receive valuable training and resource materials.

Dinner Keynote Speaker is Del Suggs.  Six workshop tracks ensure that there is information for everyone:

  • Seasoned board members who have seen it all
  • New recruits to board service who need to understand their roles and responsibilities
  • Board members who want to take their service to the next level
  • Executive directors and staff who want to help their board be the best it can be

Workshop Offerings – Please choose a track – each track includes 2 workshops


Workshop Time

Workshop Title and Presenter(s)

Board Relationships

5:00 – 6:15

Keeping Board Members Enthusiastically Engaged with Margaret Lynn Duggar

7:15 – 8:30

Effective Communication:  What a Board Member Needs to Know with Bill Colledge

Long Term Financial Stability & Diversifying Funding

5:00 – 6:15

Endowment Building and Planned Giving as Income Diversifying Strategies with Joy Watkins

7:15 – 8:30

I’ll Join the Board but Don’t Ask me to Fundraise with Alyce Lee Stansbury

Managing a Board:  Governance and Leadership

5:00 – 6:15

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know with Lorie Grooms 

7:15 – 8:30

Governance vs. Leadership with Kelly Otte 

Board Officers

5:00 – 6:15

Fiscal Responsibility and Corporate Documentation with Mark Payne

7:15 – 8:30

Roles of Officers – How Does the Executive Committee Lead with Tony Carvajal

Board Member for 10+ Years & I THINK I Know Everything

5:00 – 6:15

Strategic Thinking – Seeing the Forest, Not the Trees with David Dennis

7:15 – 8:30

Things are Not Always What They Seem:  Knowing What a Red Flag Really Looks Like with Margaret Lynn Duggar

New to Board Service & I Do Not Know Much

5:00 – 6:15

What Information You Should Get From Your Board Orientation (and What it All Means) with William McCloud & Jeff Barbacci

7:15 – 8:30

Using Your Strengths and Talents as a Board Member with Tippy Amick


Cost:  $35 (includes 2 workshops and dinner with Keynote Speaker Del Suggs); after April 24: $45

 Register online at

Contact Julie Lovelace, Program Director for more information: or 521-3115