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- Participants will understand strategies for effective involvement on boards, committees and commissions.
- Participants will learn about processes for getting appointed to positions and boards and commissions in the District of Columbia and in the Federal Government.
- Participants will understand and be able to use Robert’s Rules of Order
- Participants will report advocacy activities for long-term study of DC AP effectiveness
Jonathan Young, Chair, National Council on Disability
Rebecca Cokley, Policy Assistant to the Director of Disability, Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
What Should I Know Before Joining a Nonprofit Board?, from BoardSource.org
Boardmanship: Inclusive and Accessible, from People First of California, Inc.
A Parent’s Guide: Serving on Boards and Committees, from NICHCY
What are the benefits of serving on a nonprofit board?
What Are the Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards?
Responsibilities of Individual Board Members
Robert’s Rules of Order Quick Overview
Cheat Sheet for Robert’s Rules of Order
District of Columbia Office of Boards and Commissions Application Form and Guide
Presidential Appointments – Application
The Role of Non-Profit Boards
Robert’s Rules Are Fun (5 ½ mins)
Henry Robert’s Rules of Order (7 rules from 5.00) 8 mins
Board Training Video (9 ½ mins)