Build Your Board Training Online 2020

  • Date: July 21, 2020 - Sept. 11, 2020
  • Format: blended
Board Training Online is a virtual approach that will assist with training that it vital to the development of a strong board, and help participants understand and master their responsibilities as a nonprofit board member. This blended-format program is a virtual extension of the Build Your Board Training offered in the past by the Business and Communities Program area. Coursework begins July 21, 2020 and ends September 8, 2020. Online Zoom sessions meet twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Board Training Online


Start Date:  July 21, 2020  End Date:  September 10, 2020

Online Sessions:  12:00 - 1:00 PM


Instructor:           Amber Childers, MBA

                              Phone:  573-609-4532

                              Email:  [email protected]

                              Office Hours:  online by appointment

Required Materials:  supplied via Canvas Classroom

Course Description: 

Board Training Online is an element of the Business & Communities program of MU Extension at the University of Missouri. 

This 8-week course is developed as a mixture of self-learning, and virtual video sessions to help participants understand the important aspects of being a Non-Profit Board Member.  Build Your Board is a program of the Business & Communities program of MU Extension at the University of Missouri. The program can be tailored to meet the needs of any organization.  The online course is a general course that has not been customized for any specific organization.

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Board Basics

               Lesson 1 – What is a Board?

               Lesson 2 – Be an Effective Board Member

               Lesson 3 – Organizational Structure & Development

               Lesson 4 – Understanding the Paperwork

               Lesson 5 – Staying Out of Trouble

Module 2 – Dollars and Sense

               Lesson 1 – Getting the Money

               Lesson 2 – Managing the Money

               Lesson 3 – Understanding the Financial Reports

Module 3 – Working Together

               Lesson 1 – Understanding Fellow Board Members

               Lesson 2 – Group Dynamics

               Lesson 3 – Managing Conflict

Module 4 – Meetings That Matter

               Lesson 1 – Preparing for the Meeting

               Lesson 2 – Conducting and Effective Meeting

               Lesson 3 – Parliamentary Procedure

Module 5 – Moving Forward

               Lesson 1 – Planning for the Future

               Lesson 2 – Promoting Your Organization

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