Community Development Works is accepting applications for Cenla Boardbuilders, a program aimed at developing emerging leaders through service on the boards of directors of local nonprofit organizations. The deadline to apply for the program is Friday, June 15.
The program is free and open to: professionals identified by their employer as “up and coming” with a desire for greater community involvement; nonprofit board members wanting an orientation to their new role on a board; or interested individuals who may be retired, self-employed, or looking for higher-level volunteer opportunities .
The program runs August-October, and consists of a series of sessions about the roles and responsibilities of being an effective board member. Participants may pursue two learning tracks for the program: Track I is for currently seated board members who are only seeking governance training; Track II is for individuals with no previous board service who are seeking governance training in preparation for nonprofit board service and assistance with identifying a nonprofit match.
Employers are encouraged to sponsor their emerging professionals for participation in the program, allowing for a meaningful professional development opportunity for the employee and community development opportunity for the organization.
CDW is also accepting applications for nonprofit partners who are interested in recruiting new members to their boards of directors.
To learn more about joining the 2018 program either as a participant, nonprofit partner or employer partner, call CDW toll-free at 800-803-8075 or visit http://www.communitydevelopmentworks.org. Community Development Works is a program of The Rapides Foundation.