The Role of the Board Professional: Putting Practical Advice to Work

August 13, 2019
1:30–2:30 PM ET
Members: Complimentary
Non-members: $129

Board professionals have an essential role to play in advancing the board’s work in addressing governance best practices, including enhancing board culture and restructuring the board.  The board professional sits at a unique juncture and has the capacity, if empowered to do so, to strengthen and support the board-president relationship in positive ways that will help foster institutional success and alignment of the board and president regarding institutional vision, mission and strategic directions.  The team of president, board chair, and board professional can shape board culture, set direction, define responsibilities, and implement effective policies and practices.

This webinar is designed to explore the role of the board professional. Key outcomes from this webinar include:

  • Strengthen your own personal and professional growth and confidence through formal and informal development
  • Understand the basic roles and responsibilities of board professionals (who they are and what they do) as a crucial link between the board chair and institution president
  • Learn the basic opportunities to successfully engage with the board chair and committee leaders to align with the institution’s President and priorities
  • Adapt proven strategies and tactics leading to institutional and governance success

Moderator: Elizabeth Alvarado, Director, AGB Consulting


Charlene K. Reed, vice president and university secretary, Kent State University

Lynnette M. Heard, executive director of Foundation Board Relations; secretary of the board of trustees, University of Cincinnati Foundation (Retired)