Your board of directors sets the tone and direction of your organization, but how do you build a strong, diverse, and engaged board? And once you build it, how do you maintain member involvement? This training will provide a step-by-step guide on how to build an effective board and offer strategies for keeping members involved and accountable.


The training will be delivered online over the course of 4 weeks, beginning on April 23. Each week, except for the introductory week, will include a 75-minute facilitated webinar. In addition to participating in the webinar, you can expect to spend an hour per week completing written assignments, readings, or watching videos. CEUs will be awarded for this training.


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Jennifer Landhuis has been an advocate and educator on the issues of stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault for the last 19 years. Ms. Landhuis spent more than a decade as a community-based advocate providing victims with advocacy and support, including on-scene advocacy with law enforcement and hospital personnel. Ms. Landhuis is currently the director of social change at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. She is skilled in working with boards of directors and served as one of the instructors who piloted the Developing and Managing a Board of Directors training. Ms. Landhuis is an adjunct instructor with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center on domestic violence. She is also a consultant with the Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime. Ms. Landhuis holds a master of science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and is an adjunct professor at Boise State University in the Department of Criminal Justice.

Dates and Time

All webinars are conducted from 3:00–4:15 p.m. (eastern time).

Introductory Week: Identifying and Cultivating Potential Board Members, April 23– 27. No webinar this week.

Week 1: Assessing Board Needs and Recruiting and Orienting Board Members, April 30–May 4, webinar on May 4.

Week 2: Involving and Educating Board Members, May 7–11, webinar on May 11.

Week 3: Evaluating, Rotating, and Celebrating the Board, May 14–18, webinar on May 18.

For more information about this training, please email nvaa@ovcttac.org.

*OVC TTAC’s instructors have no vested interest in any products, instruments, devices, or materials that may be used in this training.

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