Managing the Relationship With Your Board: A Micro-Staff Perspective

Managing the Relationship With Your Board: A Micro-Staff Perspective

governance By: Samantha Whitehorne

How one micro-staff association's leader manages the relationship with her board. Three things that have made it successful for Ophthalmic Women Leaders and its executive director, Molly Schar: trust, communication, and partnership.

Five years ago Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL), an association dedicated to the professional development and advancement of women in the eye care industry, decided to transition away from using an association management company and hire its own staff. That staff consisted of one part-time executive director, Molly Schar, as well as a dedicated group of volunteers. ...