Board Governance Course Registration Opens for March and April Courses

Board Governance Courses Offered This Spring

Sharpen Your Leadership Skills and Improve Our Community

Central Illinois residents interested in making a difference in their communities through board leadership are invited to enroll in one of this spring's Introduction to Board Governance courses.

“If you live in Central Illinois and want to help make our community a better place – plus develop your professional leadership skills – this course will help you achieve those goals,” says Natalie Beck, executive director of The Community Foundation of Macon County, which helps facilitate the course sessions.

Led by Bruce Nims, a Decatur businessman and active community leader with extensive experience in board development, business ownership and training, the course helps participants develop skills in:

  • community leadership, including being an effective and prepared board member;
  • setting and guiding the direction of local organizations; and
  • evaluating how well those organizations serve our community.

In addition, individuals who successfully complete the course will be connected with local organizations that may be in need of volunteer board members.

Choose from one of two course options:


  • Thursday, March 24, from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 26, from 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Monday, March 28, from 6:30 – 9 p.m.


  • Thursday, April 14, from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. to noon
  • Monday, April 18, from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Cost per person for the entire course is $30. All sessions will be held at the Decatur Area Arts Council, third floor classroom, located at 125 N. Water St., Decatur, Ill.

Masks are required for attendance and social distancing is observed. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

Learn more information and enroll for a course on The Foundation’s website. Or enroll by emailing Candra Reed at or calling her at 217.429.3000.