Support Center, Board Composition, Recruitment, Culture & Dynamics
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When: 04/06/2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: 32 Old Slip
24th Floor
New York, New York  10005
United States

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Board Leadership isn’t simply something an organization comes by, nor is it a static quality that once developed stays forever.  The best boards come from communities that take a long-term perspective and develop leadership as a sustainable resource, while creating a high-performance culture that promotes effective leadership through teamwork and collaboration. Approaching board building from this perspective  ensures that an organization continuously adds qualified new members to its roster and keeps them engaged. This includes creating a collaborative culture and values, building organizational commitment, cultivating collective thinking, and using a team approach to build sustainable board engagement and satisfaction. Board building shouldn’t just happen when it is time to fill a vacancy; it should be an ongoing process with year-around activities.  Applying rules of sustainability to the topic of Board development and drawing upon theories of organization behavior, this workshop guides participants through a process that focuses on the different steps needed to build an effective board that is sustainable over the long term, including strategies for creating a collaborative board culture that delivers higher levels of productivity and satisfaction.  

Gilles Mesrobian is an affiliate consultant for the Support Center and a Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource. He has more than a 25 years experience in nonprofit management as a consultant, Executive Director and Interim Executive Director. His consulting experience covers a broad range of organizational work in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Gilles is also on the faculty of Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program, a guest lecturer at the Center for Environmental Policy and a regular presenter for BoardSource’s webinar series. 

This workshop is best suited for:

  • Executive Directors
  • Board Members
  • Senior Leadership Staff

*This training is made possible by funding from DYCD, and is available at no cost to CBOs with which DYCD contracts. DYCD grantees must register on CBEvents*


Gilles Mesrobian

Gilles Mesrobian is a Senior Associate at the Support Center, and facilitates Interim Executive Leadership Training. Most recently, he completed Interim Executive assignments at Abraham House, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York and Abraham House.

With many years of experience, Gilles' consulting background covers a broad range of organizational work in the nonprofit sector, including executive leadership transition, organizational restructuring, mission change, search, development, as well as addressing structural deficits.

Gilles formerly served as the Executive Director of Miracle House of New York and is membership Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Health. He holds an M.S. degree from Boston University in International Communications/ Journalism and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto. Gilles is a Tanenbaum Leadership Initiative Fellow of the Milano School for Non Profit Management, and is bilingual in French/English.


$200,000 $70.00
$200,000 - $999,999 $110.00
$1,000,000 - $5,000,00 $145.00
$5,000,000+ $175.00
Unaffiliated / Student $70.00
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