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K-State Research and Extension – River Valley District To Host Welcome A-Board: Board Leadership Basics Series in Clay Center Beginning Feb. 28

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K-State Research and Extension – River Valley District is holding a Welcome A-Board: Board Leadership Basics series.  If you are new to a local community-based board or feel you want a refresher, this program covers a number of topics to help board members and their organizations become more effective in their efforts.

The Welcome-A-Board Leadership Series is a four-part series offered once a week for four weeks.  The course is designed to provide basic training for members of community-based boards.  The goal is to foster informed and committed board members, which are key to healthy, effective boards and committees in our Kansas communities. 

The Welcome-A-Board Leadership Series will provide an opportunity for board members to learn the basics of being a good board member.  Whether you are a member of a church board, a township board, or a non-profit agency board, this training is appropriate for you. 

The Program will be offered at the Clay Center Extension office from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 pm.  The cost will be $40 dollars per registration for the entire series.  Registration is required.

The dates and topics to be covered include: 
February 28 - how organized groups function and what is your role when asked to serve, the duties and responsibilities of non-profit board members, how to organize and lead productive meetings, effective meeting agendas, and basic parliamentary procedure. 

March 5 - understanding and working with fellow board members, interacting with different generations, working with different behavioral styles, and managing conflict. 

March 12 - financial responsibilities, fundraising, legalities, and ethics of non-profit boards. 

March 19 - strategic planning for boards and groups.

If you have questions or would like to register, please contact Wade Reh in the Clay Center Extension office at (785) 632-5335 or  Please register by the end of the day February 26th.