As I enter a new phase of my professional life and a chance to join a new (for me) community of practice, I'm contemplating my impending transition from wide-eyed newbie to active veteran member.
I'm not joining a new nonprofit board specifically, but the process (legitimate peripheral participation, in the community of practice world) is largely the same.
That has sparked for me a broader question for readers of this blog this morning:
How does your board go about not only orienting new members to their job but to truly embracing them, bringing them into the culture of the board, and supporting them on their path to becoming full, productive veterans with the capacity to lead? Please share, via comment to this post.