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OSAE Endorses Board Training Experience from McWherter Coaching Group

The program is highly affordable and should reap countless benefits

Recently, the Ohio Society of Association Executives endorsed the  Board of Directors Team Coaching Experience from McWherter Coaching Group. The program is open to interested OSAE members' boards of directors.

The team coaching experience will enable board chairs to provide a half-day training to facilitate their board’s effectiveness. Board members will welcome the opportunity to be challenged to know one another better, to appreciate the group's strengths and to learn how to communicate more effectively.  Participants will be coached around priorities set by the chair and will enjoy a mutually respectful and collaborative experience. Board chairs will appreciate the opportunity to bring in an outside leadership development expert to help increase their volunteer board's effectiveness and productivity.

The Board of Directors Team Coaching Experience consists of five (5) total coaching hours:

  • One hour of executive coaching by phone with board chair prior to the Team Coaching Experience
  • Three hours of team coaching live with entire board of directors at a site of the board chair’s choosing
  • One hour of executive coaching by phone with the board chair following the Team Coaching Experience

For OSAE members, the cost of the Team Coaching Experience is $1,000 per package, a 30 percent discount from McWherter Coaching Group's current corporate rate.

For a successful event, McWherter Coaching Group suggests planning to enjoy a meal (breakfast or lunch) either before or after the three hours of team coaching. If desired, each organization may choose to provide an offsite location and a meal at their own expense. The ideal scenario would allow for scheduling the five total hours of coaching within a month’s time in order to provide the best possible engagement and creation of follow-up action steps. Once this done, participating board members should make a commitment and get dates on their 2020 calendar as soon as possible.

"This type of team coaching will benefit your board of directors at any time during the year you desire," said Wendy McWherter, who will be conducting the Team Coaching Experience. "Board chairs should contact me to set up a complimentary call to discuss the Team Coaching Experience, ask questions and determine specific priorities for their board’s Team Coaching Experience."

Once the details are finalized, organizations should sign the coaching agreement, pay the invoice directly to McWherter Coaching Group, commit to the coaching session dates and communicate them to their respective board members.

"Once this is done, chairs and staff members can sit back, relax and anticipate your executive coaching sessions and an enjoyable and beneficial board of directors Team Coaching Experience," McWherter added. To express an interest in the program, please contact OSAE President & CEO Jarrod A. Clabaugh via email.

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