Women on Board

Virtual Women on Board

AWF is now offering our Women on Board workshops virtually. The Level One and Level Two sessions will each be offered in two three-hour workshops one week apart. More information below.

Group photo of women from a Women on Board workshop.

Because lasting change can only be created by empowering women and girls to realize their full potential, The Atlanta Women’s Foundation engages and educates women as leaders through its Women on Board program.

Created in 2000, the program was designed to increase the number of women on nonprofit boards in metro Atlanta by providing effective board governance training to Atlanta women and connecting participants to nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, the program has trained 5,000 women in board governance and leadership skills.

For questions about Women on Board, please email Shandy Arwood at sarwood@atlantawomen.org.

Upcoming Workshops

All Women on Board workshops on hiatus for the summer break. Workshops will resume virtually in the fall. Please check back for the schedule in August.

For questions about the program or specific workshop dates, please email us at sarwood@atlantawomen.org .

Level One: Introduction to Nonprofit Boards

The workshop will provide an introduction to the basics of nonprofit board governance, roles and responsibilities of board members, and how to find a board that is right for you. The Level One fee is $90.

Date: No workshops currently scheduled.
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Zoom - link will be shared prior to each session
Cost: $90.00

Level Two: Advanced Board Training

This workshop explores nonprofit board governance topics in depth, including the financial responsibilities of nonprofit boards, the challenge of building board capacity to support organizational growth, and strategic planning. The Level Two fee is $100.

Date: No workshops currently scheduled
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Zoom - link will be shared prior to each session

Additional Workshop Opportunities*

*Registration for the next Level One and Two workshops will open once the current training for each level has passed. If you have any questions about the current schedule, please contact us at sarwood@atlantawomen.org or (404) 577-5000.

Information on the additional Women on Board workshops will be made available soon.

Women on Board Refund Policy

The virtual Women on Board workshops are non-refundable and non-transferrable. All workshop registrants will receive a link to a recording of the session that will be available to watch for one week.

If you have any questions about the program or a specific session, please email us at sarwood@atlantawomen.org.

Women on Board Facilitator

Terri Theisen

Training provided by Terri Theisen of Theisen Consulting

Theisen Consulting leads strategic, tactical, and business planning; organizational design, restructuring and assessment; advisement on board structure, composition, and effectiveness; executive and leadership transitions; and mergers and strategic alliances.

Theisen Consulting is a national management consulting firm providing strategic counsel and consulting to nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, grantmaking foundations, coalitions and collaboratives, corporate civic engagement and social responsibility programs, and government agencies throughout the United States. Theisen Consulting has deep experience with strategic and tactical planning, group facilitation and decision-making, board development and effectiveness, change management processes, organizational assessments, benchmarking studies, and environmental scans/market research. Theisen Consulting brings an evidence-based mindset and a culture of utilizing data, facts, curiosity and openness in our work with people and their organizations.

Theisen Consulting has always worked nationally requiring Terri to conduct online meetings and workshops virtually.  She facilitates online sessions almost every day, in varying lengths.  She keeps the focus on engagement with the people in the workshop - the key is engagement with the topic, the material, the other participants and the facilitator.  Terri constantly changes how the information is delivered, so that people are not just staring at a screen for hours.

The firm has worked in all fields, but has particular expertise in public health, education, human services, the environment, nonprofit management and governance, and arts/culture.

Prior to founding Theisen Consulting in 2001, Terri served as an executive leader in nonprofit organizations in more than 20 years. She served as CEO of a regional nonprofit; as vice president of two large national nonprofits where she had responsibility for the field operation of more than 30 affiliates; and as an internal management consultant in a large national nonprofit organization. Throughout her career, she held various professional staff positions in program management, public policy, and operations management.

Terri currently serves on the board of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and on the Women United Leadership Council of United Way Worldwide. Terri is an active alumnae of Leadership Atlanta and is a graduate of the Diversity Leadership Academy.

Terri received the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Leading a Life of Purpose Award in 2018 and is a frequent speaker at conferences and professional convenings, including the Council on Foundations, the BoardSource Leadership Forum, Grantmakers in the Arts, the Georgia Society of CPAs, and the Council of Volunteer Administrators. She has been interviewed by numerous nonprofit industry publications and is the author of two books: Nonprofit Business Plan Development: From Vision, Mission, and Values to Implementation, and Succession Planning for Nonprofit Leadership: Steps to Ensuring Your Organization’s Future.


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