Chapter Board Resources
Leading your chapter
The board of directors and executive directors work together, taking on different levels of responsibility and involvement. The board typically is responsible for governance, deciding what to do, making policy, setting goals, and reviewing plans. Executive directors take charge of administration, deciding how things are done, and implementing policies and plans. Both the board and executive director monitor plans, and stay involved in the areas where they carry less responsibility.
Effective management involves having clear job descriptions, taking accurate minutes of meetings, and working closely with superintendents, who represent the future of the chapter and the profession. A policy and procedures handbook also is an invaluable guide. A handbook should cover governance, planning, goal setting, decision-making, problem solving, financial management, and board and staff professional development.