March 6-8, 2018 - Sonoma, CA
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Wednesday, March 7 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Make Yourself Useful: How to be an Effective (Non-Profit) Board Member - Deb Bryant, Red Hat

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In this board-essentials talk, Deb Bryant shares wisdom gained plus safety tips earned from non-profit board with a first-person view on fit and impact. She walks attendees through a practical primer in how to decide if a board seat is right for you, understanding what you’re signing up for before you dive in, and how to make contributions meaningful.

Outline: Self-Reflection: Understanding your motivations for serving
Know Before You Go: What you’ll want to understand about a board’s operational model and culture
Stewardship and Responsibility: Essential obligations as a board member in a public trust organization. Bringing Your Best: Plugging in your personal Strengths to support the organization
Working with Challenging People and Thorny Problems: Approaches to moving past gridlock, even when you’re part of the problem.

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Deborah Bryant

Senior Director, Red Hat, Inc.
Deborah Bryant is Senior Director, Open Source Program Office, Office of the CTO at Red Hat where she leads a global team responsible for the company’s stewardship in open source software communities. Deb draws her perspective from an industry-diverse background; Parallel and high-speed... Read More →

Wednesday March 7, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PST
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