Serving on a federal/state/county/city board or commission is an excellent way to serve your community. It provides an opportunity to have a voice in decision making and to serve as a bridge between government and the community ensuring oversight and raising awareness of important community issues. Having more women in these roles is a critical component of WELD’s mission given the positive economic impact women have when they are in leadership roles.
These positions come with high accountability and responsibility. This course will provide instruction on the governance of government boards & commissions, explain special rules on ethics, conflict of interest, conduct and parliamentary proceedings and end with an overview of the appointment process. Leadership attributes of effective participation will also be covered.
Participants are expected to complete course prework and submit bios and resumes. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. Those individuals successfully completing this program will be able to display the certification logo in their resumes and electronic profiles.