League of Women Voters

The original national advocacy and education group dedicated to women voters.

http://www.lwv.org/

Practice Areas:

Projects

Board Development

Integrating newly elected board members and assisting the board in mastering the complex governance of a large national membership organization

Each year the League's entire board is voted in by the membership, resulting in a large number of new board members. Oliver Tessier & Associates facilitated three residential board retreats for LWVUS, focusing on the role of the board for new and seasoned board members in a complex governing system and helping locally-oriented volunteers understand their new national roles.

Planning

Analyzing and evaluating organizational straegies and establishing the organization's annual priorities for two successive years

For two incoming boards, Oliver and an associate led the assessment of progress, the review and analysis organizational strategies, and the establishment of priorities for the coming year.