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


This training will be delivered online over the course of 4 weeks, beginning on January 29. Each week, except for the introductory week, will include a facilitated webinar.


HeadshotShara Moscinska

Shara Moscinska, MA, LPCC, has extensive experience in hands-on crisis intervention, crisis-line organization, volunteer and staff management, and as a clinical practitioner, trainer, and consultant. As the advocacy program director at the Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center, Ms. Moscinska helped develop innovative victim services such as Sexual Assault Response Teams, including Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, and advocacy services for hospitalized survivors of domestic violence, transforming victim service delivery into a victim-centered paradigm communitywide. She served as the advocate liaison to the board for the Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center and the board secretary for Unity Spiritual Center, and she was elected the faculty liaison to the board at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has been instrumental in delivering board development activities, including fundraising; reformulating missions and visions; developing strategic plans, policy and procedure revisions, and bylaw revisions; addressing succession planning; and working through contract negotiations. Ms. Moscinska earned an M.A. in Counseling from Southwestern College and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.

Dates and Time

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

Introductory Week: Identifying and Cultivating Potential Board Members, January 29–February 2.

Week 1: Assessing Board Needs and Recruiting and Orienting Board Members, February 5–9, webinar on February 9.

Week 2: Involving and Educating Board Members, February 12–16, webinar on February 16.

Week 3: Evaluating, Rotating, and Celebrating the Board, February 19–23, webinar on February 23.

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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