Board development workshop offered

PIQUA — The Edison Foundation’s Academy for Community Leadership (the Academy) invites not-for-profit executives and board leaders to join them for a unique opportunity to learn more about developing a board to its greatest potential. The third and final session of the Academy’s popular fall speaker series will be held on Wednesday, Octo. 14 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Piqua campus.

Marian Spicer, executive director of the Community Foundation of Shelby County will lead this session, which focuses on non-profit board development. Topics explored will range from board size, composition, and recruitment, to the Attorney General’s board responsibilities, to the relationship between the board and the executive director.

A portion of the event will be dedicated to a panel discussion with local organization executives. Leading the panel discussion are Scott Barr of Shelby County United Way; Jenny Bruns of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County; and Diana Thompson of Miami County Visitors and Convention Bureau.

The academy exists to strengthen not-for-profit organizations by providing quality educational and training opportunities. This is made possible by support from local community and family foundations.

The cost to participate is $15 per person and includes a light breakfast with coffee. Registration is preferred by Oct. 9 to ensure a seat. For more information or to register, contact Julie Slattery by calling (937) 778-7805 or emailing>.