Mandatory Discipline Training – All voting board directors will receive an email to participate in the mandatory discipline training review for their respective position by end of January (links below). (NOTE: Though many current board members are remaining in their board position for 2024, participation is still required in the mandatory reviews.)

Regional steering committee members will also be emailed the training links. Since some specific calls/positions may not pertain to regional groups directly (treasurer, VPs, fundraising, etc.) and regional groups do not follow the exact same structure or policies as chapters, regional steering committee members are not required to return a completed question sheet.


click below for Job Description click on link below for Mandatory Review Form
President President – mandatory review
Past President Past President – mandatory review
VP/Administration VP/Administration – mandatory review
VP/Development VP/Development – mandatory review
Treasurer Treasurer – mandatory review
Secretary Secretary – mandatory review
Scholarship Scholarship – mandatory review
Programming Programming – mandatory review
Fundraising Fundraising – mandatory review
Marketing Marketing – mandatory review
Membership Membership – mandatory review
EID Director EID Director – mandatory review
Student Relations Director Student Relations Director – mandatory review
Executive Advisor Executive Advisor – no mandatory review requirement



Click here for the Position Transition document for outgoing board members to review incoming board members.


Board training and strategic planning provides your chapter/regional board members with the essential tools and knowledge to plan and carry out successful programs, educational and scholarship opportunities and networking events.

In-Person Board Training with NEWH Inc. Staff

NEWH, Inc. conducts a 7-hour, in-person mandatory board training with each chapter every 4 years. Chapters and regional groups are encouraged to hold a board training webinar with new board members when an in-person training or strategic planning is not scheduled. Please contact the NEWH, Inc. office to schedule your 2-hour webinar.

Strategic Planning with Trudy Craven

NEWH has added another leadership benefit for our Board Members! We are now bringing Strategic Planning to our Chapters and Regional Groups. What you learn will benefit both your time working on the NEWH Chapter Board … and also benefit your professional career.

The Strategic Planning mandatory training will be led by Trudy Craven, formerly with Milliken as Senior Learning and Development Manager. Trudy has worked with the NEWH Executive Committee since 2004. Her leadership has greatly strengthened NEWH! She has focused the Executive Committee on the NEWH mission, communication skills, limiting annual goals to what is actually achievable, and the assessment of “Where Are We” and “Where Are We Going”, and so many other areas too numerous to mention. Those who have worked with Trudy in regards to NEWH training describe her as a candid, caring individual with a genuine vested interest of helping bring solidarity and future success to the NEWH.

The cost of the quadrennial Strategic Planning session fee will be covered by NEWH, Inc., including F&B up to $25/person and venue rental up to $250. The one-day strategic planning session would be an in-person, 7-hour session with your full board. You may also invite any members you are hoping to bring into a committee or board position.

Board Training/Strategic Planning/Webinar Schedule

To see when your chapter/regional group is scheduled, please click here!

Start thinking about the dates your board will be available and let the NEWH, Inc. office know what will work for you. The “open” means an open year with nothing scheduled. If the Chapter would like additional time with Trudy, you may book a Strategic Planning session, through the NEWH, Inc. Office, in your “Open” years. This session would be at the chapter’s expense. You would have travel/lodging costs plus her fee. You should budget $2,000 – $2,500 for the one-day session.


See the PowerPoint that is used in Board Training – while this is a general PowerPoint outline for the all-day training, there is much discussion and additional information shared during the training session.

Click here for a Goal Template to help your board with goal development.

Training: Did you appoint a new board person or have a board member who missed mandatory training? see above for 2023 board member mandatory training links


See the chapter organization structure and voting positions – Chapter Board Structure
What is your role as a board member? Click here for a brief description of each board position
Click here for a more detailed description of director positions
Plan your year! – click here for the Chapter Business Plan Template

Welcome your new board members! Click here for a sample of a detailed email to sent to your new board members including their role, your expectations, where they can find resources, etc.

CHAPTER Calendar

Mark these important 2024 deadline dates including deadlines for delegate reports, NEWH magazine, TopID, board nominations and more! Check the link for updates throughout the year!


What is a SMART Goal and how do you write one? Check it out here!

Video Training Webinars from 2021/2022

In order to kick off the year on a positive note for chapters, the NEWH, Inc. established a Training Webinar for each director/discipline position to ensure all directors are informed of their board role. These training webinars were complete for voting positions only. Chair positions or co-chairs were not required to complete the training webinar, but were encouraged – and more than welcome – to listen if interested.

Click on the position to listen to the Training Webinar. (Note: The first 25 minutes of each of the webinars includes training for an NEWH board member as a whole, and is the same in each of the training videos. )

Voting Position Webinar link
President/Past President
VP/Administration – NEWH, Inc. Delegate
Student Relations
Equity, Inclusion, Diversity* *Note – the EID position was being developed when the webinars were created.