Board Catalyst

Because great boards don't just happen

About Board Catalyst Webinars

The Board Catalyst webinar series helps your board govern collaboratively and courageously. Individual sessions are listed below. To purchase a subscription to the entire series, contact Joanne O'Reilly at (312) 988-5348 or

Note: discount rates are available for bars with fewer than 8,000 members. For details, contact Joanne O'Reilly.

2018/19 Lineup

Critical Issues for Boards in 2019 | Mary Byers
December 12, 2018, 1:00PM - 1:45PM CT
Consultant and author Mary Byers will talk with us about the issues she thinks boards must keep front and center in 2019.

The Best Associations Say No | Jeffrey Cufaude
February 6, 2019, 1:00PM - 1:45PM CT
Too often associations try to be all things to all members and end up offering too little value to far too few. By contrast, the most effective associations use sound principles and practices to determine which programs or services to offer, how effective they are, when current efforts need to be retired, and how to do so. Association expert Jeffrey Cufaude shares his insights on those strategic processes.

Getting, Giving and Growing: The Board Member Experience | Elizabeth Derrico
April 3, 2019, 1:00PM - 1:45PM CT
You're on the organization's governing board because you bring a certain set of experiences and perspectives that are valuable for board governance. But board members also need to look beyond their own experiences. Bar association expert Elizabeth Derrico shares some strategies to help you contribute effectively, to balance the interests that are present (and sometimes competing) within your organization, and to have a more meaningful board experience.

Trends & Developments in the Bar Association Landscape | Jennifer Lewin and Molly Flood
June 5, 2019, 1:00PM - 1:45PM CT
Division for Bar Services staff Jennifer Lewin and Molly Flood team up to present their take on key trends and developments in membership, member engagement, member products and services, and service to the community.

To streamline the registration process for the entire board, registration information will be sent to CEOs/executive directors only. Anyone wanting to receive registration information or who has questions should contact Joanne O’Reilly at