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How to create a board of directors that boosts your organization

Build a great board

Do you have a board of directors that is making your organization better? If you answered “no,” you’re not alone; many organizations have stagnant or struggling boards that hinder more than they help. The key to an effective board starts with the right selection process. The best boards are comprised of people who help fill critical gaps using their knowledge and skills to further the organization’s goals and plans for future growth. To get the right people in the right roles at the right times requires advanced planning with a strategic approach; the desired end result is a mutually satisfying experience for both the directors and the organization. Join AGH Employer Solutions’ Marjorie Engle as she gives practical advice on the best ways to select and secure board members who will help propel your organization to where it needs to go in order to grow and thrive.

What you'll learn

  • Learn the relationship between strategic planning and the board selection process
  • Understand the right steps for identifying and engaging board candidates
  • Discover the common mistakes organizations make when filling board positions

Who should watch

  • Business owners and executives
  • HR professionals
  • Anyone involved in the board selection process

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Marjorie Engle
Senior Vice President,
Organizational Development & Family Business Services

Marjorie Engle's extensive expertise in board governance, executive coaching, organizational analysis and succession and strategic planning has helped closely held and family-owned entrepreneurial businesses throughout the nation succeed.

One of the few consultants in the central US specializing in family business matters, Marjorie holds a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute (FFI). The FFI has recognized her expertise and contributions in the area of family business management by naming her an FFI Fellow. She is also a certified coach with Family Business Partners and associate director of the Kansas Family Business Forum, hosted by Wichita State University's Center for Entrepreneurship.