Board Academy

An engaging and dynamic program coordinated by the Junior League of San Diego that trains current and future community members on how to become effective leaders of a nonprofit Board of Directors.  Local non-profit experts will provide training on board roles and responsibilities, developing strategic plans, measure impact, monitor financial status, understand your role in public policy, and learn how to engage the community as a Board member.

Participants will graduate from the series with an understanding of how a nonprofit organization operates effectively and will be confident in the knowledge and skills to become active, productive Board members who engage with competence and confidence.  Local presenters will teach using interactive and engaging lectures, case studies and group exercises.

2018 Board Academy Dates

Sample Training Topics

Board Roles and Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

Community Engagement

Impact and Evaluation

Financial Policies and Fiduciary Duties

Public Policy in Governance

Using Marketing and Social Media to your Advantage

Resource Development


There will be a total of eight sessions; each session will be 2-2.5 hrs. in length.  To receive the official Board Academy completion certificate, participants must attend six of the eight training sessions.