Board Chair Training


The Board Chair is the highest officer of the nonprofit Board of Directors. This governance training session prepares the Board Chair for governance responsibilities, leadership responsibilities, and best practices.  You will enjoy this session with other Board Chairs, and their executive directors. Among other topics, learn how to:

  • Maximize the relationship between the board and staff
  • Design a meeting that nets results
  • Provide fundraising leadership

Schedule —Register

June 20, 2017, 4-8:30 pm

Oct. 25, 2017, 4-8:30 pm

Registration Fee: $115
(Many executives attend this training with their Board Chairs.  MAP Leaders Circles® participants receive 20% discount.)

The fee includes dinner and materials.



New location: Board Chair Trainings are held at Riverplace, 43 Main Street SE, Minneapolis, in Conference Room – Exposition Hall -Suite 145

Riverplace is located across the river north of downtown Minneapolis. Street parking is available on Main Street (by the river) or in ramps nearby.  Schedule a few extra moments to enjoy the river before the training!

Car: Two onsite parking ramps and street-side parking

Bus: Within one block of bus routes through downtown Minneapolis

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-June 20: Doris Pagelkopf, is an experienced board leader and trainer. Doris currently serves as state coordinator for the United Ways of Minnesota and as a nonprofit consultant, specializing in leadership training, fundraising and planning. Doris has served on the Executive Committee of the World YWCA in Geneva, Switzerland and on numerous other boards, including Books for Africa and the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota. Doris formerly served as vice president of Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest.

– Oct. 25: Judy Sharken Simon, formerly a MAP governance trainer and consultant, returns by popular demand. Judy is a Board Source certified trainer.  She now works as the Planning Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Saint Paul with responsibility for guiding the implementation of the community planning process undertaken to engage all St. Paul Jewish agencies, institutions and synagogues to build a vibrant, cohesive and inclusive Jewish community in Greater St. Paul.

Questions? Contact MAP via email.