Navigating Board Retreats: Strategic Planning Skills for Board Chairs

Enhance your leadership as a board chair with strategic planning proficiency for effective decision-making and consensus-building.


In this interactive session, participants will gain insights into effective strategies for preparing and leading an annual strategic planning session as a board chair, elevating their leadership skills to drive organizational direction. Join our expert-led discussion on navigating the annual strategic planning process. Learn strategies for facilitating consensus on critical issues, setting goals and objectives, and steering your organization toward success.

Key Benefits:

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Understand strategic planning retreat goals and prepare effectively.
  • Utilize diverse leadership approaches to establish a compelling vision.
  • Employ effective communication to reach a consensus on strategy and objectives
  • Differentiate between the roles of the board chair and management.
  • Manage conflict and facilitate a productive session efficiently.
  • Prioritize goals and decisions for subsequent board meetings.
  • Qualify for 1.5 CEUs toward the annual requirement to retain their ICD.D designation.

Join us for an enriching discussion as we unravel the complexities of strategic planning retreats, providing the tools and insights to lead your organization toward a successful and impactful future.


ICD.Ds: $330 plus applicable taxes
ICD Members: $395 plus applicable taxes

*Available to members in good standing.

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City SessionApplication Deadline Session Date Time
Online Navigating Board Retreats: Strategic Planning Skills for Board ChairsApril 4, 2024  April 18, 2024  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET



Edward Barrett

Director-in-Residence for Chairing Boards, Facilitator for Board Chairs Connect
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