The Clara Project Curriculum

Jump to: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5

Participants in The Clara Project will use the following syllabus to guide their learning. If you cannot participate in The Clara Project, but still want access to this important content, use the syllabus to guide your own learning.

Session 1

Our first session focuses on welcoming participants to The Clara Project and outlining what to expect during the program. You’ll also be introduced to your guide who will provide you with one-on-one coaching.

Before the session participants should:

  • Complete your self-assessment worksheet.
  • Complete an introduction slide to share with other participants.

Following the session participants will be able to:

  • Reflect and communicate personal attributes.

Session 2

Our second session is designed to provide participants with a fundamental understanding about board governance.

Before the session participants should:

  • Complete the Fidelity lesson titled Understanding Board Governance.

To access Fidelity, login at GammaPhiBeta.org and navigate to Member > Fidelity.

Following the session participants will be able to:

  • Identify the five responsibilities and roles of a board.
  • Describe the general leadership skills and competencies for board service.

Session 3

Session three is designed for you to learn more about yourself and provide opportunities to discuss how you can maximize your strengths as a member of a board team. 

Before the session participants should:

  • Complete a free personality inventory at 16Personalities.com.
  • Complete the Fidelity lesson titled Understanding 16 Personalities.
  • Complete the Fidelity lesson titled Conflict with Civility.

To access Fidelity, login at GammaPhiBeta.org and navigate to Member > Fidelity.

Following the session participants will be able to:

  • Describe their personality type attributes.
  • Reflect on how their personality type and how they engage in conflict.

Session 4

The fourth session is focused on building your knowledge around concepts of belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Before the session participants should:

Following the session participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on the various social identities they possess.
  • Identify at least on personal intervention for implicit bias.

Session 5

The final session is an opportunity for participants to build connections between all of the content by applying their new knowledge to a case study. 

Before the session participants should:

  • Review the case study worksheet.

Following the session participants will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge to board-level case study.
  • Reflect on their experience in The Clara Project.