5 Keys to Decoding Chapter Governance: Govern Your Chapter Before It Governs You

Do you sometimes feel like running your chapter is a lot like changing the tires on a car while it’s still moving? Your board is focused on engaging and retaining members, delivering a great experience at chapter programs, enhancing your website, and recruiting volunteers—all while handling the business side of running a chapter. Although chapter governance is not at the top of your mind every day, ensuring that your chapter is complying with tax, legal, and related filings is very important. In this session, Jennifer Homer, ATD vice president of community and branding, will decode chapter governance. She’ll review real-world examples of governance issues chapters have encountered and cover what your board needs to know to be effective and compliant. By attending this session, you will: • Understand the key aspects of chapter governance and your role and responsibilities. • Learn about effective ways to manage bylaws, policies, and chapter name changes. • Take the guesswork out of governance terminology and annual filings. • Be able to identify and prevent filing errors. • Have a comprehensive governance checklist and toolkit that your board can implement in 2019.

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