• February 27, 2015

How to Hold a Great Board Retreat

Tuesday, July 27, at noon U.S. Eastern time

Many nonprofit groups have found that taking their board members away from day-to-day demands for a retreat can make a big difference in getting all of an organization's leaders to work better together.

Some boards use such retreats to discuss whether the board can be more effective, while other use them for strategic planning or devising a mission statement. Regardless of the topic, such retreats give board members a chance to think carefully about issues and speak freely about their ideas and concerns.

Join us on Tuesday, July 27, for a live online discussion about the best ways to hold a board retreat and why such retreats are important.

The guests:

Christine Hammes is director of strategic development services at Management Assistant Programs for Nonprofits, in St. Paul, Minn. She oversees the organization's efforts to help nonprofit groups with strategic planning and other efforts to improve management and fund raising.

Carol Weisman is president of Board Builders, a St. Louis company that advises nonprofit groups on management and governance issues. Ms. Weisman has served on 32 boards and has led seven of them.


1. lbruner1234 - July 21, 2010 at 03:47 pm

Is this a free online discussion?

2. peter_panepento - July 23, 2010 at 10:59 am

It is free. And you can replay the event after it is over if you cannot make it for the live portion. Thanks.

3. nburd - July 23, 2010 at 04:20 pm

How do we log in?

4. evelynr - July 26, 2010 at 08:58 am

This looks like it will be very relevant and useful. How can I replay the event after it is over, if I'm unable to participate in the live portion? How do we log in?

Thank you!

5. peter_panepento - July 26, 2010 at 09:22 am

There is no need to log into either the live portion of the event or the replay. Simply come to this page and click on the play button that will appear in the window above when the event is taking place -- or click the replay button once it is over.

Thank you. And hope you all can join us.

6. riheartgroup - July 27, 2010 at 11:52 am

How long is the webinar scheduled for?

7. nbernstein - July 27, 2010 at 04:12 pm

Where can I get the transcript of the session? I'd like to print it out.

8. peter_panepento - July 27, 2010 at 05:04 pm


The full replay is available in the box above. Simply click on the play button and you can re-read the whole thing.

If you want to print it out, I suggest copying the text and pasting it into a Word document. You can print it from there.

9. laa1163 - July 28, 2010 at 10:31 am

I missed yesterdays "How to Hold a Great Board Retreat" I am trying to replay the event, can you tell me how to do so?

10. peter_panepento - July 28, 2010 at 03:12 pm

Click on the "Play" button in the window above. The entire discussion is archived there. Thanks.

11. l0renz0 - July 29, 2010 at 01:58 pm

Where's the transcript? One is offered but I'm not finding out how to access it.

12. peter_panepento - July 29, 2010 at 04:37 pm

@l0renz0 -- as stated in the previous comments, you can access the full account of the event by clicking on the play button that appears in the window above this comment thread. Thank you.

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