What's it like to be on the ATD Greater Boston Board?
Our board is made up of volunteers from the ATD Greater Boston community, each serving a 1 to 2-year term in their position. Working on the ATD Greater Boston Board is a serious commitment which we strongly value. To make the best use of everyone's time, much business is conducted virtually. When we do meet in person, we are committed to running effective and efficient meetings where open discussions occur before decisions are made. Our meetings are always open to interested volunteers so they can get to know us better as part of their decision-making process in volunteering for us. It's important to us that Board Members be "set up for success," so we conduct a series of transition and orientation activities which get volunteers up-to-speed smoothly and with plenty of support from our board. Interested Board candidates should contact email@example.com.
Are you looking for a way to enhance your leadership skills, leverage your knowledge and experience, and give back to your local community? Apply today to join the ATD Greater Boston Board of Directors! Read on to see what it's like to volunteer with us and email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how you can help.
A Perspective from Kyle Keldsen
A Perspective from Renee Herendeen
VP of Partnerships
Q: What has your experience been like with the Board?
I’ve been volunteering with ATD Greater Boston for 5 years now. I started as a volunteer and became the VP, Marketing and Communications three years ago and then transitioned to VP, Partnerships this year. It’s been a fantastic experience. It’s such a great community. I’ve met so many great people and I’ve been able to attend many great events.
Q: What’s the time commitment like?
Each month we have one learning event as well as a board meeting. Board members are asked to be present at both. With COVID-19, all meetings are now virtual. For the Partnership role, it really depends on what time you have available. It’s a volunteer role, so you have to create a schedule that works with your life and other responsibilities. We also have added Director roles that can assist VPs in various duties. This has definitely been a tremendous help with distributing the workload.
Q: What have you personally gained from working with the Board?
Connections for life. Everyone that I’ve worked with on the board has become part of my network. I can’t even describe how many fantastic people I’ve met over the past 5 years. Personally, I work in marketing full time, but have a strong passion for talent development and professional growth. This position has allowed me to explore my passion and then some!