Board Training Modules
Each module contains a powerpoint presentation. Some modules also contain PDFs that can be used by the trainer to become familiarized with the content or can be used during the presentation as supporting materials.
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1. Introduction to Community Action Agencies
This module is an introduction to community action. It covers topics such as the Economic Opportunity Act, CSBG and tripartite boards.
Powerpoint: Board Training Updated
Trainer notes: Trainer Notes-Community Action
2. Roles and Responsibilities
This module covers the responsibilities of board members and of non-profit boards.
Powerpoint: Board Training Orientation Roles Responsibilities
Trainer notes: Trainer Notes-Roles and Responsibilities
Supporting PDFs:Fully Participate, Relationship Board Executive Director, Board Member Responsibilities, Board & Executive Expectations, 10 Responsibilities, Standards Of Conduct
3. Introduction to Financial Management
This module presents an introduction to basic financial principles needed to understand budgets and financial reports.
Powerpoint: Board Training Orientation Financial Management
Trainer notes: Trainer Notes-Financial Management
Supporting PDFs:Common Terms In Accounting, Financial Management, What I Need To Know About My CAA's Budgets, What I Need To Know About My CAA's Financial Statements
4. Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure and Sunshine Law
This module explains the use of parliamentary procedure and Sunshine Law.
Powerpoint: Board Training Orientation Parliamentary Procedure Sunshine Law
Trainer notes: Trainer Notes-Parliamentary Procedure
Supporting PDFs:Parliamentary Procedure
This module goes over the finer points of governance by looking at the Governance Excellence Model (G.E.M.)
Powerpoint: Board Training Orientation Governance
Trainer notes: Trainer Notes-Governance
Supporting PDFs:Governance-Excellence-Model-booklet, Seven Disciplines
See also: The Imperfect Board
6. Introduction to Corporations
This module covers different types of corporations and how CAA's and other non-profits fit into the corporate sphere.
Powerpoint: Board Training Orientation Corporations
Trainer notes: Trainer Notes-Corporations
7. Introduction to Head Start
This module explains Head Start, one of the many programs of CAA's.
Powerpoint: Board Training Orientation Head Start
Trainer notes: Trainer Notes-Head Start
Supporting PDFs:Head Start Organization, HS Fact Sheet
8. Introduction to ROMA
This module explores ROMA and how it benefits CAAs.
Powerpoint: Board Training ROMA
Trainer notes: Trainer Notes-ROMA
Supporting PDFs: Six National Goals