Diane Lang, Principal Consultant of Lang Leadership

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Hult Center Studio
Hult Center for the Performing Arts


We’ve all been in boring meetings where staff talk at board members and assign them chores and board members give dry and uninspiring committee reports. What if we commit to fun, dynamic board-led sessions that board members love and that simultaneously accomplish great things for our missions? In this workshop for both staff and board members, we will examine and learn:

  • How a small team can change transactional and lackluster board culture to a transformative board culture
  • How and why staff and boards clash
  • What is the proper (and improper) work and focus of nonprofit boards
  • How to balance between governing, learning, planning and doing
  • How to leverage the efforts and power of each board member and ensure everyone contributes

About Diane Lang
Diane Lang of Lang Leadership brings 35 years of experience as an attorney and nonprofit Executive Director to her current work consulting with nonprofit organizations and teaching at the University of Oregon. Her consulting work focuses on helping individual leaders, and staff and Board leadership teams, bring their organization to the next level. She’s been an adjunct for the University of Oregon in the Masters of Nonprofit Management Program and the School of Law. For 15 years, Diane served as Executive Director of HIV Alliance, a local organization that grew to serve much of Oregon. Before that, Diane was a practicing attorney for in both public and private settings.

This workshop is part of Lane Arts Council’s 2019 Professional Development Workshops, presented in partnership with the City of Eugene Cultural Services DivisionThank you to our workshop sponsor Columbia Bank.



This workshop fee is $20.

Contact Stacey Ray at or 541-485-2278 with questions.