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Board Leadership Cohort on Zoom

 Export to Your Calendar 9/2/2020 to 10/7/2020
When: Wednesday, September 2nd - Wednesday, October 7th
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Where: Zoom - Link via Email
United States
Presenter: Jerry Askew, Ph.D.
Contact: Samantha Amick

Online registration is available until: 9/2/2020
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All sessions will take place on Zoom from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 

Wednesday, September 2nd

Wednesday, September 9th

Wednesday, September 16th

Wednesday, September 23rd

Wednesday, September 30th

Wednesday, October 7th



Member: $150.00

Non-Member: $450.00


Link to webinar will be emailed to participants in registration confirmation.

Those who serve as members of a nonprofit board play a unique role and face a host of special challenges. While ultimately responsible for the well-being of the organization, they must lead without crossing the line into organizational management nor becoming “rubber stamps” for staff-developed initiatives. 

ABN’s Board Leadership Cohort, led by Dr. Jerry Askew, meets for six weekly interactive sessions and is designed to assist board members in understanding board roles, responsibilities, and relationships while interacting with and learning from fellow board leaders.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn board members’ organizational, legal, and ethical responsibilities  
  • Develop effective staff/board relationship strategies
  • Develop strategies for leading during financially challenging times
  • Learn how to evaluate executives directors
  • Understand the board’s role in fundraising

SHRM Credits:

Alliance for Better Nonprofits is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Full participation in Board Leadership Cohort is valid for 6 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


Who Should Attend:

Prospective and current board members of any experience

Please contact Samantha Amick at for specific questions about the level of this course.


Dr. Jerry Askew brings nearly 40 years of nonprofit experience to ABN, having held executive positions in higher education, philanthropy and healthcare. Since arriving in Knoxville in 1985, Jerry has served as Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs at the University of Tennessee, President of the East Tennessee Foundation and Senior Vice President of the St. Mary’s/Mercy Health Systems. In addition, Jerry has served on the boards of over 40 nonprofit organizations at the local, state and national levels. He received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MS from the University of Memphis and PhD from The Ohio State University. Jerry is also an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.


Cancellation Courtesy:
If you wish to cancel your registration, notification of your registration cancellation must be received by email to Samantha Amick at five business days prior to the webinar. Please view our full cancellation policy here.

Special Accommodations:
If you require special accommodation in order to view or hear an ABN webinar, please contact Samantha Amick at 865-313-2077 or no less than five days prior to the webinar.

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