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This, the second course in a series on board participation, is focused on board membership. Although it is part of a series, this course can also be taken as a stand-alone course. This course discusses how to recruit, interview, select, utilize and retain board members. There is considerable information about these basics that members of boards need to know. 

This course is intended for those current board members and executive staff who are responsible for nominating, engaging and retaining members of their board. It is also useful for anyone considering board membership.

Although there are differences in the responsibilities of board members depending on the type of board and organization in which they serve, there are commonalities between all. People need to feel valued and appreciated.

Learning Objectives
  • Discover ways to recruit and interview for board membership
  • Explore methods for onboarding, training and team building new members
  • Discover ways to hold members accountable and reward them effectively
  • Recognize what qualities are needed on their board in particular
  • Identify ways in which you can strengthen your board's effectiveness.
  • Explore the duties and responsibilities of board members
  • Identify ways of making decisions for the organization
  • Discover strategic planning issues for retreats
Last updated/reviewed: March 7, 2024

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

10 CoursesMastering Board of Directors Participation Certification

  1. Types of Boards and Expected Level of Participation in Each
  2. Integrating and Training Your Board Member
  3. Assertiveness Skills for Executives, Managers and HR Professionals
  4. Preparing to Be on a Board
  5. Board Participation
  6. Creating Rewards and Recognitions that Get You What You Want to Achieve
  7. Volunteers Working Together
  8. Group Decision Making and Problem Solving
  9. Management of Meetings, Committees and Boards
  10. Raising Funds: Investments – Donations – Events – Grants
Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Integrating and Training Your Board Member22:08
  Accountability 6:03
  Strategic Planning16:26
  Thank You's & Conclusion4:27
  Integrating and Training Your Board Member 1:15:15
  Slides: Integrating and Training Your Board MemberPDF
  Integrating and Training Your Board Member Glossary/IndexPDF