Recruiting the right personalities, skillsets and attitudes to serve on your board can sometimes strike a real challenge. At times we wonder why new board members are always silent around the board table, or charging on unrelated topics, or absent more than half the time and/or how to even get folks to come to the table in the first place. This workshop offers a potent remedy: effective board recruitment, orientation and evaluation. It will explore how to develop and implement a robust recruitment plan on an annual basis and how to design meaningful and relevant orientation and training. It will also provide evaluation strategies for both individual members and board functions. “Magnetic Boards” provide the nourishing environment to develop, retain and grow effective leaders; it all begins with successful recruitment and setting the right direction.