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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

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Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
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Welcome-A-Board Leadership – Mini Series

At some point in life, most of us will find ourselves serving on a community board such as a parent/teacher board, a church board, a local service organization or club board, the city council board, the Extension Board, or even the Board of County Commissioners.

We find ourselves in these roles for a variety of reasons.  Some we chose to embark upon and sometimes we land on a board because we are left holding the short straw so to speak.  Regardless of the reason for being on a board, we almost always find ourselves in the situation where we wish we had more information or we wish we had more training. Informed and committed board members are the key to healthy, effective boards and committees in our Johnson County communities. It is vital that board members do all they can to prepare themselves to be effective board members.

Conducting effective meetings is a must to get business accomplished. It is vital that board members understand their roles and responsibilities as a board member, basics of parliamentary procedure, and strategies to make meetings more productive and effective.

Boards are often and should be, made up of people from a variety of backgrounds, interests, skills, generations, and personalities. However, this can result in a variety of personality and work styles that can often lead to board conflict. Understanding your fellow board members and how to use conflict effectively and productively can make you a valuable board member.

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is conducting a Mini-Series of our Community Board Leadership series designed to provide that basic training in all these skills for members of community-based boards. The training will be held virtually through the Zoom platform on December 1, 3, 8 and 10, 2020. Each session will be from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Johnson County Extension is offering these educational opportunities for adults 50 and older, free of charge until the end of 2020, to help keep people connected during the time of COVID-19. These events will use a combination of virtual and live activities so you can remain safe, but still, connect to classmates and instructors to maximize learning.

Comments from past participants include: “loved interaction of adult learners”, “exposure to a wide range of ideas, opinions, and experiences through fellow peers enhanced and enforced course principles”.

For more information or to register for the Board Leadership Mini-Series for the Silver Clovers program visit:  https://tinyurl.com/boardleader or contact Tara at 913-715-7012. 


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Tara Markley
County Extension Director