Eleanor Ashby Beaches Series: Board Chair & CEO Retreat

Feb 27, 2023 8:30AM—4:00PM


Palms Presbyterian Church, 3410 3rd St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Cost Free for Nonprofit Center Members; $600 per Board Chair & CEO pair for non-members

Event Contact Callan Brown | Email

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The Board Chair and Executive relationship is the cornerstone of a strong leadership team. The Nonprofit Center created this opportunity for CEOs and Board Chairs based on years of experience and feedback from leaders. By keeping the numbers low (limited to 10 organizational teams), we can provide an intensive series of learning, planning, and sharing exercises targeting the most important areas for leadership impact.

Facilitated by BoardSource Senior Governance Consultant Jim Schwarz, Nonprofit Center CEO Rena Coughlin, and Laura Steigelman of Florida Training Solutions, the day provides time for lecture, break out discussions, group interactions, and individual team planning. This investment can yield a more effective, collaborative and trusting relationship between the leaders, improving the impact on their organizations.


  • Welcome, Agenda Review, and Level Setting: What Research Says about the Relationship Between CEO & Board Chair
  • The Importance of Trust
  • Communication & Conflict Sytles
  • High Functioning & Engaged Boards
  • Break for Lunch
  • Board Fish Bowl Discussion
  • Board Chair & CEO Breakout Groups
  • Board Chair & CEO Pairs Planning Session
  • Report Out, Questions, & Wrap Up

Please note that this event is being provided at no cost, specifically for Nonprofit Center member organizations located in or serving the Beaches (Mayport to Ponte Vedra Beach).

About the Eleanor Ashby Beaches Series: This series is supported by the Beaches Community Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. All nonprofit organizations located in or serving the Beaches (Mayport to Ponte Vedra Beach) are welcome to participate in the series at no cost. The workshop and networking series will apply to all mission areas and cross county and city boundaries, as well as job descriptions, to help you strengthen your organization.