CLP Resource Guide


A 28-page guide to developing a great board of directors for your Community Leadership Program.



Behind every great Community Leadership Program (CLP) is a group of individuals – be they board members, trustees or advisory committees – who make that program run. We sought to create a resource guide that captured some of the different types of boards that exist in the world of CLPs. This is not so much a how-to manual as a thought-provoking resource for creating or strengthening your community leadership program.

This 28-page guide features the following topics:

  • Defining the Program’s Purpose – examples of vision, mission and goal statements.
  • Board Structures – examples, benefits and considerations to help you choose the structure that’s right for you.
  • Bylaws and Program Manuals – questions to use when developing your program.
  • Roles – short and useful sample job descriptions.
  • Developing a Program Calendar – a wide variety of ways to deliver your program.
  • Evaluation – ideas for measuring effectiveness of your CLP.


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