The NCA Board Leadership Institute

Expanding on its existing resources for private club directors, NCA's Board Leadership Institute helps clubs develop highly effective boards that are well prepared for the future, through educational programs and materials focused on the best practices of successful industry leaders.

NCA's Legacy Alliance Partner Global Golf Advisors serves as the lead sponsor of the Board Leadership Institute.

The Board Leadership Institute supports the development of a wide range of NCA resources, including education sessions at NCA's National Club Conference and regional education sessions, original content in NCA's periodicals and e-newsletters, as well as publications, webinars and podcasts, such as the following:


Board Toolkit: Club Leadership Essentials: The Toolkit serves as a go-to resource for boards and board members alike to help them effectively govern from day one, including best practice information that can improve board effectiveness.

  • Board Toolkit online resource center (access for NCA members only): Through this convenient online extension of NCA's Board Toolkit publication, NCA members can access sample forms, policies and checklists that may be downloaded and customized.

Strategic Planning for Private Clubs: NCA's newest publication covers best practices, tips, checklists, sample forms and resources all geared toward helping clubs ensure their planning process meets the club’s individual needs and circumstances.

Club Governance Standards: This continually-developed NCA member resource features white papers on governance topics tailored to private clubs. Papers published in the series include:



Effective Techniques to Manage Up
This webinar covered strategies and tactics for General Managers to best align their relationships with their boards.

Strategic Planning Webinar Series
This six-part series provides a comprehensive overview of the strategic planning process at clubs.

Building Effective Club Committees
This webinar covered structure and practices of effective boards, enhancing leadership skills of volunteers, fostering a culture that encourages growth and creativity, and establishing clear boundaries between management and governance.

Best Practices For Effective Club Governance
This webinar covered best practices for board size, selection and nomination, orientation, risk management and strategic planning as well as discuss the role of the Audit and/or Finance Committee and present club operating and management data.

Strategic Board Development
This webinar outlined how the general manager can influence results by using nominating best practices and by recognizing key characteristics of high performance boards.

Demystifying Club Governance
This session provided participants with a framework for understanding governance as a process.

Fiduciary Role of the Audit Committee
This presentation provided a basic understanding of how the audit committee functions and its fiduciary responsibilities in the private club industry.



Henry DeLozier, Partner, Global Golf Advisors, Club Governance Best Practices