Grantee Board and Staff Training

We will host Grantee Board and Staff Training sessions February 24, February 26, and March 5. These training events are aimed at strengthening leadership by reviewing board member responsibilities, setting program and administration priorities for the organization, identifying current client service trends and best practices, and evaluating mission goals and outcomes. We especially encourage all newly appointed board members to attend. the training has been scheduled in three sessions, each focusing in a different area and on different days to maximize participation. For more information contact Renee LeBoeuf This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Session 1-Wednesday, February 24, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Introduction/Welcome, Edmund Giering

Board & Staff - Edmund Giering, LBF Board/Baton Rouge Area Foundation

  • Duties to the Organization
  • Governance and Finance Policies
  • Review IRS Form 990
  • Board and ED Working Relationship


Session 2-Friday, February 26, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Introduction/Welcome, Harry J. "Skip" Philips, Jr.

Strengthening the Civil Legal Aid Network

  • Technology Advancements-Amanda Brown, Lagniappe Law Lab
  • Legislative Advocacy-Adrienne Wheeler, Louisiana Appleseed
  • Strategic Communications and Outreach-Erin Uy, Vice President, Spitfire Strategies
  • Diversity Sensitivity Training-Kimberly Merchant, Director of the Racial Injustice Institute and Network, Shriver Center on Poverty Law
  • Importance of Economic Impact Data Collection-John Byrnes, CSACO


Session 3-Friday, March 5, 9a.m.-11 a.m.

Introduction/Welcome, Hon. Ray Steib & Camille Jackson

Creating the Vision-Brent Henley, The Pyramid Group

  • Evaluating mission, strategies, and outcomes
  • Identifying strengths and challenges
  • Role in the community and partners
  • Identifying client service trends
  • Self-Analysis and Evaluation



The Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana.