This workshop is intended for board members and executive directors to focus on on creating an effective board. We'll start with a brief look at the current nonprofit board model and how we got here,including the basic legal requirements and some of the adverse consequences of this legacy. Then, in peer-to-peer groups and full-group conversation, we’ll do some reflection and reinvention. What’s working or not working about your board’s role? How could you increase the effectiveness and engagement of your board team, to improve performance and make board service more meaningful and satisfying for board leaders and more helpful for your organization? What do nonprofits – particularly nonprofits with professional staff – need from their boards today? Come prepared to share some of your positive and challenging board experiences for peer problem-solving and co-creating some different ways to “board”!