Tips to Transform Your Board


Board members are invited to apply governance best practices to real life board scenarios in this session. Bring your specific board challenges and questions, and glean tips from other participants. This largely discussion-based session focuses primarily on participants’ interests and may include these or other topics:

  • Maintaining appropriate balance between board and executive director
  • Better board agendas
  • Using committees to advance the work of the board
  • Core principles of good governance
  • Solving common board problems such as reticence to raise funds, non-functioning board structure, and disengagement

Participants receive the following materials: Tips to Transform Your Board Participant Guide, and Fiduciary Duties of Directors of Charitable Organizations.

Note: Registered participants should watch their email for important pre-work. There may be some content overlap with our Board Boot Camp or Board Chair curriculum, however, this session focuses on real world applications.

Schedule — Register

Please register no more than three participants from one organization.

Sept. 26, 2017, 8:30-11 am


Registration is $65. MAP Leaders Circles® participants receive a 20 percent discount. Persons who work for MAP corporate supporting companies are eligible for a complimentary registration.



New Location: Riverplace, 43 Main Street SE, Minneapolis, MN. Located across the river from downtown Minneapolis on Main Street and Hennepin Avenue. Street parking is available on Main Street (by the river) or in nearby ramps.

By Car: Driving Directions to Riverplace

By Bus: Within one block of routes through downtown Minneapolis. Detailed schedule:


April 19: 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.

Sept. 26: Phil Hansen, CEO of American Red Cross, Minnesota Region, is a great trainer, nonprofit sector leader, fundraiser and management professional. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Hamline University in St. Paul. Phil also serves on MAP’s Board of Directors!

Questions? Contact MAP by email.