These regional in-person workshops are for new and experienced nonprofit board members, individuals interested in serving on a board and staff in leadership roles. Topics include:

  • The legal structure of nonprofits and Wyoming’s nonprofit sector
  • Different “hats” of a board member – Governance versus Volunteer
  • Board Responsibilities:
    • Lead Strategically
    • Ensure Adequate Financial Resources and Protect Assets
    • Select, Support and Evaluate CEO/Executive Director
    • Ensure Compliance with Legal and Ethical Obligations
    • Serve as an Advocate and Ambassador
    • Ensure the Board Operates Effectively and Efficiently

Presenter: Jody Shields, Executive Director for the Wyoming Nonprofit Network, and Vice President for Align. Jody has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit field in a variety of capacities, including consultant, trainer, board member, executive director and in other staff positions. Jody has a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, a Master’s Degree in Strategic Leadership from Black Hills State University and a Certificate of Nonprofit Board Consulting from BoardSource.

Registration rates vary by location depending on whether we have a lunch sponsor. 

Gillette - January 30, 2019, 11am to 2pm   Register Here

Cheyenne - Date TBA

Past Workshops:

Casper - Nov 30, 2018

Laramie - Dec 3, 2018

Rock Springs - Dec 5, 2018

If you are interested in bringing this workshop to your community, please contact Jody Shields at 307-772-9050 or

 (307) 772-9050

1401 Airport Parkway, Suite 300
Cheyenne, WY  82001

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