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New Board Member Orientation: PowerPoint Template & Facilitator Guide

Resource Topic: Governance

Keywords: Staffing and Onboarding.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Template.

Primary Audience: Board of Directors

Language(s): English and Spanish

Developed by: National Association of Community Health Centers (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Ensuring that new board members receive the information and training to prepare them for their new volunteer role is widely recognized as a good practice and is commonly referred to as “board orientation.” This “New Board Member Orientation – PowerPoint Template” can be customized for board orientation at your health center. The template  contains some slides with general information, as well as a series of slides designed to be updated with health center-specific information. An accompanying “Facilitator Guide” to the “New Board Member Orientation – PowerPoint Template” provides an overview of how to use the PowerPoint slides for the purposes of board orientation. These products are available in English and Spanish.

Resource Details: La breve “Guía para el facilitador” de la “Orientación para miembros nuevos de la Junta - Plantilla de PowerPoint” proporciona una descripción general de cómo usar las diapositivas de PowerPoint con el propósito de orientar a la junta. También contiene consejos sobre buenas prácticas en la orientación de miembros nuevos de la junta, una descripción general de varios enfoques de la orientación, discusión de un programa de compañeros/mentores de la junta, ejemplos de agendas de la orientación y proporciona recursos adicionales sobre la orientación de la junta.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit