Board Academy Cindy Colson, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, Center for Nonprofit Excellence Sandra Marra, Marra Consulting Group Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesdays March 27, April 10, 24 5:30-7:30 pm Effective board leadership and governance help your organization operate to its fullest capacity. Join Cindy Colson, Deputy Director for Strategic Partnerships at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, and Sandra Marra of Marra Consulting Group for the 2019 Board Academy. The Academy is a 4-part series focused on the fundamentals of board service. The curriculum consists of interactive classes, readings, experiential learning, and network building. Through textbook readings and group exercises, participants will review: Roles and responsibilities of the board Board dynamics Nonprofit life cycles Organizational structure Board recruitment and leadership Sessions require advanced readings from a provided textbook and outside class work. Due to the high level of participant engagement, attendance for all 4 sessions is expected. Target Audience: Current board members, potential board members, and executive directors. For best impact, it is recommended that organizations send a couple of representatives. Please register to receive an application. Applications will be reviewed for the best mix of experience, diversity, participation-committed individuals. Program attendance is complimentary for board, staff and volunteers of organizations operating within the PATH Foundation service area (northern Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties). For participants from other organizations, a $25 charge applies.