Women on Board

Women on Board 2021-2022 Schedule

The Women on Board Level One and Level Two trainings scheduled for March, May and June 2022 remain in-person at this time. This is subject to change based on CDC guidelines. Advanced notice will be given if an in-person training becomes a virtual training.

For any questions, please contact Shandy Arwood at sarwood@atlantawomen.org.

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 sarwood@atlantawomen.org.

Upcoming Workshops

Registration for the 2021-20212 Women on Board workshops is now open. For any questions, 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 workshop fee is $90.

Date: Friday, January 14, and Friday, January 21, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Zoom - link will be shared prior to each session
Cost: $90.00

When you register for Level One, you are automatically signing up for the two sessions on January 14 & 21. You must attend both sessions to complete Women on Board Level One.

Registration for Level One is closed.

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 $175.

Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 3715 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30327
Cost: $175.00
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Deadline to register for Level Two is Sunday, March 6.

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.

Additional Workshop Opportunities

The remaining Women on Board workshops for the 2021-2022 schedule are in-person trainings, but subject to change according to CDC guidelines. AWF will be provide advanced notice if the workshop changes from in-person to virtual. Registration for the next workshop will not open until the current workshop has ended.
Level One

  • Friday, May 20, 2022

Level Two

  • Friday, June 10, 2022

Women on Board Refund Policy

The Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s Women on Board workshop refund policy is as follows:

  • 100% refund if cancellation occurs at least 30 days prior to the workshop date.
  • 75% refund if cancellation occurs 29-14 days prior to the workshop date.
  • 50% refund if cancellation occurs 13-7 days prior to the workshop date.
  • 25% refund if cancellation occurs less than 7 days prior to the workshop date.

If you are unable to attend a workshop, you may also transfer to a future scheduled workshop. There is an expiration date of one year for any workshop transfer. After one year, if you have not redeemed your workshop fee, you will have to pay in full to register for a workshop.

All Women on Board workshops are transferable to another person if The Atlanta Women’s Foundation is notified at least 10 days prior to the workshop date.  Fewer than 10 days prior to a workshop, only a partial refund will be given.

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.


Thank you to our Media Sponsor

WABE 90.1 logo. Red, black, blue and purple rectangles of varying lenth with the letters WABE written on per recntangle in capital white letters followed by 90.1 in black letters. Underneath is written Where ATL meets NPR in black letters.