Do you wish your board had a better understanding of Independent Living? You can make sure they do, with orientation for new members and regular training for everyone. I suggest twenty minutes in every board meeting. Here are links to different training styles and options that will be useful to your board.
- Even though these are called “staff” training I feel they are great for board because they cover the history and philosophy of IL and are only about 20 minutes long – some less. They have an audio-described version for staff with visual impairments. https://www.ilru.org/il-history-and-philosophy-orientation-for-il-staff
- This two-part RapidCourse is a free, self-paced learning option, fully accessible (508 compliant) and available 24/7, allowing you to “Learn at the Speed of YOU!” Each RapidCourse will take about 60 – 90 minutes to complete, with the option of “bookmarking” so you can return as many times as needed in order to complete the course. https://www.ilru.org/training/cil-boards-directors-series
- Financial management for boards: https://www.ilru.org/training/internal-controls-for-centers-for-independent-living
- A webinar on supporting your CIL board for success: https://zoom.us/recording/play/fwVv9hU0p9ojxaOHc_1N6yz9MtDb-mXJ2Nga1OEsHwBd_ayMR1tAhX8do2u98sMn?continueMode=true
- This one may not be right for the full board, but is good for the ED and chair to discuss. https://www.signatureresources.com/our-capabilities/best-board-meeting-i-ever-attended
- Resource development is a good one: https://www.ilru.org/training/resource-development-for-cils-opening-floodgates-sustainability
- Ever get requests to explain acronyms? You are allowed to update this list with your state’s acronyms, and most boards are grateful to have it. https://www.ilru.org/alphabet-soup-independent-living-acronyms