Building an Effective CEO + Board Chair Partnership (Virtual Workshop)


  • December 8, 2020
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

It has often been said that a healthy relationship between the board chair and executive director/CEO goes a long way toward building an effective organization. Does this partnership take work? You bet it does, but it’s well worth the effort to help the nonprofit accomplish its mission, as well as to minimize the stress of the board and staff.

We recommend the nonprofit’s executive director and board chair attend this session together to explore their critical relationship and to discuss how they will support each other in leading their organization to success.

There’s a registration discount of $25 if both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair register for the workshop together. To receive the discount select the ED/CEO + Board Chair = $125 ticket type when registering.

We’ve modified our in-person Building an Effective CEO + Board Chair Partnership workshop slightly to take it to an interactive virtual format. Participants will receive materials prior to the workshop.

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December 8, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm




  • $75 - one attendee
  • $125 - both attendees


About the Presenters

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Amanda Ziebell Mawanda

Amanda has a background in organizational leadership and development, including change management, strategic planning and board development. She was formerly responsible for providing strategic network development in the areas education equity and faith based action at the Minnesota Education Equity Partnership and the Episcopal Church in Minnesota respectively. She has over a decade of experience working in the nonprofit sector as a consultant and is focused on building common vision, igniting creativity and unleashing energy for positive change. Amanda holds a B.A. in Political Science and a M.A. in Organizational Leadership.

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Mario Hernandez

Mario joined Propel in the late spring of 2017 and comes with several years of experience leading local nonprofits and serving on nonprofit boards. He has led organizations through growth periods and periods of change. Mario recently managed the for-profit business ventures of a local nonprofit and used his creative, entrepreneurial, and analytical skills to lead those ventures to profitability. Mario’s experience includes improving the operations of organizations and increasing board effectiveness. Prior to joining Propel, Mario worked as an independent consultant with organizations such as the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council and Electric Machete Studios. At Propel, Mario will be working with nonprofits to connect their strategic goals with day-to-day business operations. Mario currently serves on four board of directors for local Twin Cities organizations.

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Registration Policies

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Your space is guaranteed upon receipt of the registration fee. Online payment is made using the registration link associated with your selected training. Registration fees may also be paid by check. Contact Jennifer Khang or (612) 249-6665 to register and pay by check. Make checks payable to Propel Nonprofits. Checks must be received prior to event to complete registration and guarantee space.