Board Training for
Young Professionals
2021 Cohort

Young Leaders Society Cohort

X REALIZE Board Training Program 

Board Training for Young Professionals


Training Value:


Registration Cost:

Free to YLS Members

The Young Leaders Society Cohort by REALIZE Board Training Program is an initiative to increase the involvement of young professionals on nonprofit governing boards. 


Participants expand their skill set, grow their networks and make the community a better place through a series of board trainings tailored specifically for young professionals. 


Graduates will be provided connections to nonprofits and recognized throughout the El Paso community for their commitment to becoming responsible and successful local leaders. 



Courses are led by BoardSource certified trainers, the gold-standard leader in board leadership that supports, trains and educates nonprofit leaders across the country and around the world. 

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Course One

Roles & Responsibilities

Increase your understanding of the individual roles and responsibilities of individual board members; the board’s role in ensuring necessary resources; and the board’s role in setting organizational direction.

Course Two 

Structuring a High-Performance Board 


Increase your understanding in board’s role in the board building cycle, the board structure, and the partnership between the board and CEO.

Course Three


Increase your understanding in board’s role in fundraising fundamentals, stages of fundraising and the fundraising team.

Course Four

Fiscal Oversight & Accountability

Increase your understanding in board’s role in nonprofit accounting, reviewing financial statements, and fiscal policies and procedures. 


When & Where


Course One: Sat., June 12, 2021

Course Two: Sat., June 26, 2021 

Course Three: Sat., July 10, 2021

Course Four: Sat., July 24, 2021

Graduation: TBD

Location & Time

Stanton Tower Auditorium

100 N. Stanton 

Training - 8A - 12P


Registration opens

May 12, 2021

Cohort Registration

Summer 2021

Those interested in being a part of the 2021 Summer Cohort can now register online. Registration is limited to the first 20 individuals who sign up. To participate, individuals must be contributing YLS members. 

Deadline to register is May 24. 

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What People are Saying



The REALIZE Board Training gave me the confidence to ask the right questions before joining a nonprofit board and better asses the ones I currently serve on. Thanks to the trainings, I have a better understanding of the main functions of a well-operated board as well as acknowledge my role in the grand scheme of it. Every training I have attended I have learned something new.

Christopher Montoya,

YLS Advisory Board President


This program is important for young professionals to understand their critical role in board governance. Becoming a board member is a legal and fiduciary responsibility, and requires accountability and to the community and its organizational stakeholders. The program will help young professionals understand their roles & responsibilities, understand the importance of a high-performance board; how to fundraise, and their role in fiscal oversight and accountability.

Dr. Michael Kelly,

Paso del Norte Health Foundation

Vice President of Programs



For more information, contact: 

Rebecca Mendez 

REALIZE Board Training Coordinator 

(915) 533-2434 ext. 245