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May-June 2015

Vol. 39 No. 5  

Professional Development

Extraordinary boards, exceptional leadership: Governance expert shares tips at BLI

What would happen if your entire board went on a cruise? Would life at your bar association go on as usual? Would some members actually be glad they were gone? That was just one of the thought-provoking lines of questioning raised by governance expert Vicki Clark of Building the Capacity of Organizations. Clark offered practical tips to ensure that your board is moving the mission forward and creating a “culture of inquiry” and learning.

Leadership Development

What makes an effective bar president? Past presidents, current executive directors share advice

Want to be a great bar president and build an effective relationship with your executive director? The first step is to show up—that is, to be an active, engaged leader and a visible “face” for your bar association. Also, think in terms of themes or focuses rather than initiatives. Here, executive directors and past presidents offer advice for those about to take the helm.