This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
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Saturday, November 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Now That You’ve Become a Board Member . . . What’s Next?

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Too often, members are appointed to boards of directors with little understanding of the role or responsibilities they should assume. To help them in finding their voice in the position, this presentation will provide the audience an interactive opportunity to explore three aspects of board governance relevant to the client audience: board structure, client engagement, and LSC requirements. The presentation will be based on the Nuts & Bolts of Board Governance, a handbook on the basic principles of effective board governance and engagement, particularly for governing body members of LSC-funded organizations that was first introduced at NLADA's 2010 Client Impact Leadership Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The session will also address the benefits and challenges of a diverse governing body and strategies to effectively manage the differences. This presentation will incorporate recent LSC advisory opinions interpreting the LSC regulations on governing bodies, changes in the LSC Performance Criteria, and current best practices in the nonprofit governance sector.


Evora Thomas

Senior Program Counsel, Legal Services Corporation
Evora A. Thomas has more than 30 years of experience in legal aid. As senior program counsel in LSC’s Office of Program Performance, she is program liaison to grantees in the western states and has worked on numerous pilot initiatives, including the Leadership & Diversity Training... Read More →

Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Tanglewood Westin Galleria, 3rd Level