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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Deb Bryant

Senior Director OSPO, Red Hat
Deb is Senior Director of Open Source and Standards at Red Hat, whose corporate culture and business practice encourages employee participation in open source communities and foundations.
 Deb Bryant has served as a board member on a number of non-profit organizations over the... Read More →

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