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Most Economic Development Boards and their members would benefit greatly by receiving basic community economic development training.
There are lots of good reasons to conduct board training. Among the more obvious are:
- You have just formed the Board
- You have new Board/members—many of whom have never served on a board
- You have just experienced a significant turnover of Board members
- Your Board may have been in existence for a while, but they have never received any formal training on how to be an Economic Development Board
- Your Board has been experiencing commitment, conflict and trust issues which are major challenges of many Boards.
See Agenda Below:
“Definitely have been very pleased with the awareness we have been exposed to in the last few days to develop a better team especially since we all have the same information. Rolf was able to keep everyone focused and engaged throughout the workshop. Very inspiring.” Bertha Cormier” Band Manager Matachewan FN
“I spent several days in one of Rolf’s sessions just to see how he connected with local grass roots First Nation potential entrepreneurs. I love his people centered approach and energetic positive way in which he woke the visionary business person in all of us. He also teaches you what you need to know to get up and running, gives great tips, and shows you how dreams aren’t impossible. Go with Rolf and good luck.” Walter Andreeff Grand Prairie, Ab – Environmental Science & Aboriginal communities
“He captured my attention and kept it for 2 days. Not an easy Task! Send your leaders, your youth and your elders to his workshops. It is a value that will benefit you greatly.” Steven Nitah – Consultant/Leader Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation NT
1 or 2 DAY WORKSHOP
AGENDA Part 1 – Community Economic Development
• Basic Roles and Responsibilities
• Understanding the Financials
AGENDA Part 2 – Working Together as a Team
• The Board/Staff Partnership
• Vision, Focus and Collaboration
• Reversing the 5 Dysfunctions of most Boards
If you answer YES to many of the questions below the Board workshop will produce immediate benefit.
- Is there an absence of trust between members of your Board?
- Is there conflict and do Board members often avoid conflict?
- Do they demonstrate a lack of commitment?
- Is there an avoidance of accountability?
- Is there inattention to results?
- Is there a lack of motivation?
- Is timeliness or lateness a big issue?
- Is there a lack of appreciation of each Board member?
- Do some members of your Board have limited or poor communication skills?
- Is there a lot of pressure on your Board/Council from outside forces?Are you experiencing difficulty in delivering your service in a timely and cost effective way?