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Working with Your Board: Making it Worth Your Time and Effort

At their best, Boards are our most valuable volunteers. When Boards are successful and engaged, they can provide guidance, support, and increase your organization’s capacity. This session will explore ways to maximize the impact of your Board and be sure your efforts to support and engage the Board are not wasted.

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Contact: David Thomson and Don Elder, TREC

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