Saturday, March 3, 2018

AABLI Board Leadership Program’s Professional Courses

The holder of a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan, Alicia Procello Maddox is the president of the Avery Dennison Foundation. Committed to growing strong organizations, Alicia Procello Maddox was a board member of the African American Board Leadership Institute (AABLI). 

AABLI is on a mission to strengthen public, private, and nonprofit organizations by recruiting and preparing African-Americans to serve on their boards. The organization offers educational courses through its Board Leadership Program (BLP) to prepare candidates for board positions. Two of its courses are BLP 101 and BLP 201. 

BLP 101 is a one-day course tailored to professionals who either have no experience or little experience serving on boards gf directors. It is designed to offer an introduction to board governance. Participants engage in group discussions, open presentations, and problem-solving activities. BLP 101 also covers topics such as board governance opportunities and legal responsibilities of board members. 

BLP 201 is a two-day course for professionals with experience serving in board positions. It is designed to offer deeper insights into board governance, board development, and management roles. Participants engage in group discussions, case studies, and exercises. The course covers topics such as fundraising, strategic planning, and succession.