Want to serve on a board but aren’t sure of the responsibilities or skills you need?

Join United Way Young Leaders Society‘s Board Orientation & Leadership Development (BOLD) to learn more about board service, receive training, and find organizations with board or committee opportunities that match your skills and passions! This educational series was created to equip emerging leaders with the skills needed to serve on boards, increase the diversity of boards across Linn County, and support local employers in engaging and retaining talented employees.

NEW: One of the core goals behind the BOLD program is to increase the breadth and diversity of volunteer leadership within our communities. To be inclusive is to leverage diversity by bringing together unique individual backgrounds to collectively, individually, and more effectively address the issues facing our communities. In keeping with this principal, United Way of East Central Iowa and the Cedar Rapids NAACP have partnered to provide scholarships to up to four BOLD applicants that are part of diverse communities, such as BIPOC, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, and other groups who are made to feel like they do not belong. This information will be kept confidential to the selection committee and will not be used without permission. Information about applying for the scholarship can be found within the BOLD application.

BOLD Series Details

  • BOLD features six 90-minute workshops February-June about the skills or responsibilities related to board service.
  • The 2020-2021 BOLD series costs $100. There will be no refunds of the program expense.
  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the training sessions.
  • To graduate, participants are required to attend at least five of the six regular sessions.

BOLD applications for the 2022 cohort will be open soon. If you have any questions, please contact Angelica Vannatta at angelica.vannatta@uweci.org

*recipients of the scholarship in partnership with NAACP.

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